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California priest reads letter supporting same-sex ‘marriage’ during homily
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:46 EST | by Johanna Dasteel

Posted on 07/17/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by topher

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Days after the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions that delivered a significant blow to traditional marriage, a priest at the University of San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Catholic Church took the pulpit where he read a letter in support of same-sex “marriage” during his homily.

The letter “Why am I in the parade?” was penned by Jesuit Fr. John Whitney, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Seattle, WA, for his parish’s bulletin. It explains Fr. Whitney’s reasons for participating in the nation’s largest demonstration in support of homosexual activity, the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Celebration. Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio

According to California Catholic Daily, the reading of the letter by Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio rendered the faithful of St. Ignatius at the June 30th Sunday Mass silent, with one parishioner leaving the sanctuary in tears saying, “It’s not his Church! It’s the Catholic Church! I should be able to just go to church! I want to go to a Catholic church!”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; catholic; homosexualagenda; jesuits; sanfrancisco
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Pope Francis I, if he finds out about this, might just defrock and ex-communicate this 'priest' [at the University of San Francisco]

Satan is the god of this priest, or at the least, he is badly mislead...

1 posted on 07/17/2013 11:43:12 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Pretty much marks that priest for what we all suspect he is...eh?

(And yup, I am Catholic.)


2 posted on 07/17/2013 11:44:36 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: topher

Priest is likely a “poof”


3 posted on 07/17/2013 11:45:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: topher

I’ve had similar crap at my Catholic Church.

I’m a dedicated Catholic whose been going to a local Baptist Church because I just can’t take our priest.

Once a month we drive to another town (about 75 miles) to go to a decent Church.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: topher

only one walked out. wish they all had.


5 posted on 07/17/2013 11:46:35 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

So Father, how does this jibe with what Jesus said at the Wedding at Cana? Or was Jesus wrong?


6 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: topher

And the Homoily for today is...


7 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Have you complained to the Bishop?

Bishops must keep all letters sent to them. It is part of what Bishops MUST DO.

You could try to set up a meeting with someone in the Diocese or at least a phone interview.

8 posted on 07/17/2013 11:48:27 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

San Francisco might be the explanation for that...


9 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:03 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

The Pope would do nothing. He has done nothing about the multitudinous blasphemies against church doctrine so far, same as all the other Popes.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:29 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: topher

By the rules of the Church, with this act he has excommunicated himself.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher

San Francisco, California. Must be Nancy Pelosi’s parish.


12 posted on 07/17/2013 11:49:52 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Secret Agent Man

I might or might not have walked out, but I would never go back.


13 posted on 07/17/2013 11:50:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: topher
Then STAND UP ..make no unnecessary noise ..

and LEAVE .. !

Your departure will be noticed ,
and there may be others there who feel just as you do
and they may follow suite ..
and find a 'like-minded' congregation .

The last I knew , parish priests have not yet obtained INFALIBILITY !

14 posted on 07/17/2013 11:50:54 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Might have skipped communion as well. Scary priest.


15 posted on 07/17/2013 11:51:15 AM PDT by tioga
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To: topher

Had I been in that church, I’d have stood up and shouted: “BLASPHEMER!!!”


16 posted on 07/17/2013 11:51:17 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: topher
"Jesuit"

That explains it.

17 posted on 07/17/2013 11:51:59 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: topher

This is why Christianity in general is in trouble.

Insane and depraved clergymen.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: massgopguy

You wouldn’t get a “straight” answer, now would you?


19 posted on 07/17/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: topher

This clown should read the Bible, not a “letter”.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: TheThirdRuffian
One Catholic Church has ROCK MUSIC at some of the Masses. However, this is South Louisiana, and there are quite a few good Catholic Churches around.

I actually attend a Vietnamese Mass the most often because of the piety of the community. The priest provides his homily as a handout in English.

Before Mass, they CHANT the Ten Commandments (but first they say the Angelus [or Regina Caeli]) and they CHANT after Mass (as a community).

So this place is a very prayerful and soothing place to go to Mass.

The Vietnamese Chant and Singing is very beautiful (and different to me).

21 posted on 07/17/2013 11:56:41 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

He’s a Jesuit. What can one expect? They never have been much for following the Law.


22 posted on 07/17/2013 11:57:54 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: tioga

tell me, why not just walk out? don’t have to make a scene, people get up and walk out all te time, just don’t go back in?

i have no qualms about walking out of a church where unbiblical sin is being rationalized and promoted as nothing different than anyone else’s sin.

we don’t celebrate any of our other sins. we don’t have adultery pride parades, or a pickpocket month, or a happy murderer’s day. we hide sin, because we know it is sin, we are embarrassed and ashamed of our failings, we do not parade them around and ask others to affirm it and tell us we’re just flipping awesome for doing it, and to keep on doing it because God made you that way and He’s happy you’re that way.


23 posted on 07/17/2013 11:58:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: topher

There is a former Jesuit priest teaching “gay parenting” at University of San Francisco. It is a Jesuit school.


24 posted on 07/17/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Darteaus94025
This clown should read the Bible, not a “letter”.

And not a letter by a LIBERAL, JESUIT priest (the one who wrote the letter).

There are some Jesuits giving all the Jesuits a bad name.

[Note: Pope Francis is a Jesuit]

25 posted on 07/17/2013 11:58:50 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I’m a dedicated Catholic whose been going to a local Baptist Church because I just can’t take our priest.

Once a month we drive to another town (about 75 miles) to go to a decent Church.


Have you tried going to your local Bishop to complain? I know many people who have, including my Pastor (who filed a complaint about another Priest whom he said was "insane" and "a heretic")


26 posted on 07/17/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher

We used to boot a predominately black Catholic Church where most voted for Obozo but left the politics at the door. We then got a Scottish priest as pastor who, on the Feast of the King Sunday, opened Mass by slamming Bush and Cheney by name.
I talked to him politely after Mass, pointing out how the Bush admin was more in line with Catholic teachings than Mr. Infanticide who just got elected. He was appalled he had been challenged and huffed away.
We never went back....
I heard he lasted a year with the Diocese...but I’m sure the parishioners loved him.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

That’s: “...used to go to....” (IPad eff up)


28 posted on 07/17/2013 12:02:58 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: topher

Example #25643 of the Jesuits not only being anti-Catholic, but anti-Christian. Jesuits are antimatter to Catholicism’s matter.


29 posted on 07/17/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: fwdude
A story to read:

Brazilian priest excommunicated for ‘heresy’ for denying Catholic teaching on homosexuality

Now in the case of this Brazilian priest, it was his bishop that ex-communicated him.

Once ex-communicated, he would only be able to appeal to the Pope.

Just need to get the Archbishop of San Francisco to ex-communicate the priest.

And if this priest is a Jesuit, then the Provincial should do something about this as well.

30 posted on 07/17/2013 12:05:59 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: matginzac

I’m a firm believer in challenging the pastor when he ventures into politics from the pulpit.
And I don’t leave because I feel obligated to correct him whenever needed. I’m sure he appreciates it.


31 posted on 07/17/2013 12:06:32 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I take a 45minute drive every Sunday to get a decent homily and Mass.

Yesterday one of our parishioners from Nigeria, had a visit from the Archbishop of her parish back home.

He unexpectedly came to Mass at our parish, and Fr.invited him to co-celebrate with him.

After the Mass, he was invited to speak,and he said that this was the first Catholic Church he attended in the US where he felt like he was in a true Catholic Church, like he was use to in his own youth.

32 posted on 07/17/2013 12:06:44 PM PDT by mware (he last)
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To: DesScorp
Pope Francis is a Jesuit. Also, Father Mitch Pacwa on EWTN.

Not all are bad, and I guess the bad ones seem to end up in Universities in the US.

33 posted on 07/17/2013 12:08:23 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: fwdude

One would think that an insider at the Vatican would be a lot smarter than you come across as. Is your MO here just an act trying to throw people off?


34 posted on 07/17/2013 12:11:25 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Psalm 73
Had I been in that church, I’d have stood up and shouted: “BLASPHEMER!!!”

If I ever heard such clap trap in my Baptist church, I be one standing up and shouting. There are rogues in all denominations, I just haven't heard anything like this yet, in a Baptist church.

35 posted on 07/17/2013 12:12:05 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: matginzac
We then got a Scottish priest as pastor

Scotland is pursuing independence from Great Britain. If they get it they will end up somewhere between Cuba and North Korea on the world political continuum.


36 posted on 07/17/2013 12:12:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TheThirdRuffian

May I suggest, from the web site ecclesiadei.org, the following Traditional Latin masses (NOT SSPX but in communion with the universal church):

Santa Clara, NM
Santa Clara Church
Sunday: 10:00 AM

Albuquerque, NM
San Ignacio Catholic Church
Sunday: Noon

Santa Fe, NM
San Miguel Mission Church
Sunday: 2:00 pm

You are guaranteed not to hear such foolishness at the Traditional Latin Mass / Extraordinary Form.


37 posted on 07/17/2013 12:13:11 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: DesScorp

My late great uncle was a Jesuit.
He would have been mortified by any of this stuff.


38 posted on 07/17/2013 12:13:45 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher
Article from Catholic Newspaper (perhaps the Archdiocesan Newspaper of San Francisco):

Gay pride Sunday – parishioner in tears: Following Prop 8 decision, Jesuit priest celebrates homosexuality

Link was in the article

39 posted on 07/17/2013 12:17:24 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
MY parish priest had the first 15 years of his formation under the Jesuits, but mind you he was in Malta, Not the US, where homosexual tendencies were rampant during the 60’s and 70’s
40 posted on 07/17/2013 12:18:44 PM PDT by mware (he last)
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To: topher

The release of this story appears to have CRASHED the website of the Archdiocese of San Francisco...


41 posted on 07/17/2013 12:19:25 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Heretic should be excommunicated and only repatriated back to the church after a month on the steps of the church in sack cloth and ashes.


42 posted on 07/17/2013 12:19:28 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: mware

My uncle was Old School. Seminary in the 1930’s.
Spent most of his life in missions overseas.


43 posted on 07/17/2013 12:22:19 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jtal
Just curious, what is the status of SSPX these days?

Did part of them rejoin the Catholic Church?

44 posted on 07/17/2013 12:23:34 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
1930's???

Oh yeah, that is real Old School.

45 posted on 07/17/2013 12:24:07 PM PDT by mware (he last)
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To: mware

We had a visiting priest from Cameroon a while back. He was blissfully ignorant of much of the PC stuff here. He gave one sermon in particular on the sanctity of marriage and got a spontaneous standing ovation when he was done. He was extremely surprised by the reaction he got as he believed he was simply teaching as a disciple of Christ. It began as a humorous story about accidentally wearing two different shoes, and got deadly serious in short order.


46 posted on 07/17/2013 12:24:25 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Please post the instances in which Nancy Pelosi, Teddy Kennedy, or a host of other raving liberals were ever denied communion or excommunicated.

I’ll wait, but not too long.


47 posted on 07/17/2013 12:25:02 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: exPBRrat
A Brazilian priest was ex-communicated for this reason in the past year or two.

That priest's only hope would be to appeal to Pope Francis, who I think is more conservative than Pope Benedict!!!

48 posted on 07/17/2013 12:25:17 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

He’s a Jesuit, not a Catholic. Jesuits masquerade as Catholics - “you can fool some of the people,...”.

And to the NSA trolls, FU.


49 posted on 07/17/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: topher

I am saddened to report that the restoration to full regular status derailed in April/May of 2012 after being tantalizingly close to reconciliation.

There are conflicting reports all around as to what happened, whom to blame etc. so I won’t comment on that.

There are orders of priests, such as the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) that left the SSPX in 1988 to reconcile with the universal church. These orders, as you may suspect, are thriving. I myself attend a FSSP parish.


50 posted on 07/17/2013 12:30:32 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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