Skip to comments.California priest reads letter supporting same-sex ‘marriage’ during homily
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 Franciscos 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. Josephs Church in Seattle, WA, for his parishs bulletin. It explains Fr. Whitneys reasons for participating in the nations 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, Its not his Church! Its the Catholic Church! I should be able to just go to church! I want to go to a Catholic church!
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Satan is the god of this priest, or at the least, he is badly mislead...
Pretty much marks that priest for what we all suspect he is...eh?
(And yup, I am Catholic.)
Priest is likely a “poof”
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.
only one walked out. wish they all had.
So Father, how does this jibe with what Jesus said at the Wedding at Cana? Or was Jesus wrong?
And the Homoily for today is...
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.
San Francisco might be the explanation for that...
The Pope would do nothing. He has done nothing about the multitudinous blasphemies against church doctrine so far, same as all the other Popes.
By the rules of the Church, with this act he has excommunicated himself.
San Francisco, California. Must be Nancy Pelosi’s parish.
I might or might not have walked out, but I would never go back.
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 !
Might have skipped communion as well. Scary priest.
Had I been in that church, I’d have stood up and shouted: “BLASPHEMER!!!”
That explains it.
This is why Christianity in general is in trouble.
Insane and depraved clergymen.
You wouldn’t get a “straight” answer, now would you?
This clown should read the Bible, not a “letter”.
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).
He’s a Jesuit. What can one expect? They never have been much for following the Law.
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.
There is a former Jesuit priest teaching “gay parenting” at University of San Francisco. It is a Jesuit school.
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]
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.
That’s: “...used to go to....” (IPad eff up)
Example #25643 of the Jesuits not only being anti-Catholic, but anti-Christian. Jesuits are antimatter to Catholicism’s matter.
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.
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.
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.
Not all are bad, and I guess the bad ones seem to end up in Universities in the US.
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?
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.
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
San Ignacio Catholic Church
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.
My late great uncle was a Jesuit.
He would have been mortified by any of this stuff.
Link was in the article
The release of this story appears to have CRASHED the website of the Archdiocese of San Francisco...
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.
My uncle was Old School. Seminary in the 1930’s.
Spent most of his life in missions overseas.
Did part of them rejoin the Catholic Church?
Oh yeah, that is real Old School.
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.
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.
That priest's only hope would be to appeal to Pope Francis, who I think is more conservative than Pope Benedict!!!
He’s a Jesuit, not a Catholic. Jesuits masquerade as Catholics - “you can fool some of the people,...”.
And to the NSA trolls, FU.
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.