Skip to comments.Baltimore Catholic Church Celebrates Homosexual "Pride" Month
Posted on 06/16/2014 8:51:55 PM PDT by icwhatudo
"Celebrate Pride Month with the St. Ignatius Community!"
"As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, we are called to celebrate and share the gifts of diversity of sexuality in our church today. Our organization, Embracing God's Gifts, has been formed as an instrument for recognizing these gifts and incorporating their goodness and use into the life of our parish."
Someone needs to be fired. Someone needs to be reassinged.
Someone needs to be excommunicated.
Truly evil stuff. Disgusting.
I’d recommend an old fashioned stake and some kindling
well isn’t that special
Most churches are just “community activity centers” today....
“we are called to celebrate and share the gifts of diversity of sexuality in our church today.”
Did they include pedophiles, bestiality and incest in the happy occasion?
The link does say that they are to be informed by Church teaching. If so, what is objectively disordered is to be rejected.
>> Someone needs to be excommunicated.
You got that right!
yeah the catholics warned us abut those darned perverted reform churches.
by their own admission, it seems the baltimore catholic church is going to be the sphincter of Chirst for their homosexual members.
Well, there you have it.
Satan is working thru people to destroy the churches....and he's winning at this point...
These people are not Catholics. Period. They need to be excommunicated.
the archdiocese currently tolerates this church. hasn’t told them to stop immediately and take that satanic-inspired crap down.
bishops have great power over their area. i know how parishes work, my mom was parish secretary for ten+ years and we were very tight with the priests there.
What exactly did you mean by that?
Pretty sure THAT is NOT a “gift”.....
“Diversity” a means to an end.....
we knew how the inner workings of the church within the diocese worked.
Stakes nowadays are rare.
Let’s celebrate syphilis making a comeback!
St. Ignatius of a Sissy
I just read an article on the influence of Freemasonry in the California New Age movement, and other mystical movements, now moved eastward into churches. I have no idea what the Masons practice are, but the basics are said to be manifested in, now, churches.
Did they include pedophiles, bestiality and incest in the happy occasion?
Si, El Guapo.
Of a sissy! Grooooooan
As best I have seen, they have a kind of theological philosophy that is based around the idea of “God as architect of the universe.”
Clearly without something that can hold it to code, there is room for lots of mischief!
evil hasn’t escaped the bishops either....
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You’d think that some pope... even Francis... would get scent of this and say what the sam hill are you presuming to do in Christ’s name, cut it OUT, Christ is for the OPPOSITE of this!
I don’t even know what to say about this. I suppose if this happened at my parish I would be compelled to throw eggs at the whole thing. That would be pretty much the end of whatever charity I could possibly muster.
You kind of get the idea why the Protestants protested....
this is posted directly on the baltimore archdioceses’ web site. they are promoting it. the bishop is not opposed to it. it is his site and this is not a minor event he wouldn’t know was on there.
“Someone needs to be excommunicated.”
I’d be willing to bring back burning at the stake, if that’s what it took to get their attention.
“You kind of get the idea why the Protestants protested....”
Road apples. In this current minuet through the gates of Hell, the Protestants are well ahead of the Church.
You assume they all hang together under one hierarchy. To whom much is given much is required. Rome looks, Rome acts like the three monkeys, retribution cometh.
Apostasy writ large. Satan’s realm is expanding.
Well, Protestants now have married gay bishops!
And other Protestants protest against gay pride... when will this “collusion” of Protestants make up their minds? Well there is no such “collusion.” They do not hang together under a single earthly hierarchy unlike Rome. Rome needs to be using its resources to at least stop such egregious abuses. It isn’t.
The Catholic Catechism is clear on homosexual conduct. It is an intrinsically disordered evil.
Here’s what Catholic Catechism Paragraph 2357 states:
Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Celebrate Pride Month with the St. Ignatius Community!
Date: Friday June 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Description: Embracing Gods Gifts, St. Ignatius Gay & Lesbian ministry, is inviting you to join us on Friday, June 13th at 7 PM in the Chapel of Grace, where we will give thanks to God for the gift of family. Through music, readings, prayer and a spirit of gratitude, we will gather to celebrate being members of Gods family. Please contact Gordon Creamer at 410.236.8225 if you are interested in participating in the planning process. All are welcome and please bring a friend! A light Reception will follow in Ignatian Hall. To learn more about the Embracing Gods Gifts Ministry go to http://st-ignatius.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Embracing-Gods-Gifts-Revised1.pdf
Location: St. Ignatius Church - Baltimore 740 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Get Directions >
Contact Information: Name: Gordon Creamer Phone: 410.236.822 Email: themissionbridge@yahoo. com
Sponsored by: St. Ignatius Church - Balimore Web: http://st-ignatius.net
Gordon Creamer? I think I’m going to throw up.
Wonderful... it looks like that piece of paper has had zero effect on the Baltimorons.
And so what is the next step, genius? (Bible history suggests some other possibilities.)
Are there priests there?
40% Roman Catholics vs. 41% Non-R.C. see abortion as "morally acceptable"; Sex between unmarried couples: 67% vs. 57%; Baby out of wedlock: 61% vs. 52%; Homosexual relations: 54% vs. 45%; Gambling: 72% vs. 59% http://www.gallup.com/poll/117154/Catholics-Similar-Mainstream-Abortion-Stem-Cells.aspx
Committed Roman Catholics (church attendance weekly or almost) versus Non-R.C. faithful church goers (see the below as as morally acceptable): Abortion: 24% R.C. vs. 19% Non-R.C.; Sex between unmarried couples: 53% vs. 30%; Baby out of wedlock: 48% vs. 29%; Homosexual relations: 44% vs. 21%; Gambling: 67% vs. 40%; Divorce: 63 vs. 46% ^
Comparing 16 moral behaviors, Catholics were less likely to say mean things about people behind their back, and tending to engage in recycling more. However, they were also twice as likely to view pornographic content on the Internet, and were more prone to use profanity, to gamble, and to buy lottery tickets. ^
In a survey asking whether one approves or rejects or overall sees little consequence (skeptical) to society regarding seven trends on the family (More: unmarried couples raising children; gay and lesbian couples raising children; single women having children without a male partner to help raise them; people living together without getting married; mothers of young children working outside the home; people of different races marrying each other; and more women not ever having children), 42% of all Protestants were Rejecters of the modern trend, 35% were Skeptics, and 23% were Approvers. Among Catholics, 27% were Rejecters, 34% were Approvers, and 39% were Skeptics. (Among non religious, 10% were Rejecters, 48% were Approvers, and 42% were Skeptics.) Pew forum, The Public Renders a Split Verdict On Changes in Family Structure, February 16, 2011 http://pewsocialtrends.org/2011/02/16/the-public-renders-a-split-verdict-on-changes-in-family-structure/#prc_jump
50 percent of Protestants affirmed gambling was a sin, versus 15 percent of Catholics; that getting drunk was a sin: 63 percent of Protestants, 28 percent of Catholics; gossip: 70 percent to 45 percent: homosexual activity or sex: 72 percent to 42 percent. Ellison Research, March 11, 2008 http://ellisonresearch.com/releases/20080311.htm http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080312/study-behaviors-americans-consider-sinful.htm
In a 2010 LifeWay Research survey 77 percent of American Protestant pastors (57% of mainline versus 87% evangelical) strongly disagree with same-sex marriage, with 6% percent somewhat disagreeing, and 5% being somewhat in agreement and 10 percent strongly agreeing. (5% of evangelical).
Only 3% of evangelical pastors (versus 11% mainline) somewhat agree that there is nothing wrong with homosexual marriage.
11% of evangelical pastors (versus 30% mainline) somewhat agree that homosexual civil unions are acceptable, with 67% of the former and 38% of the latter strongly disagreeing with homosexual civil unions. October 2010 LifeWay Research survey of 1,000 randomly selected Protestant pastors. http://www.lifeway.com/ArticleView?storeId=10054&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&article=LifeWay-Research-protestant-pastors-oppose-homosexual-marriage
A 2002 nationwide poll of 1,854 priests in the United States and Puerto Rico reported that 30% of Roman Catholic priests described themselves as Liberal, 28% as Conservative, and 37% as Moderate in their Religious ideology. 53 percent responded that they thought it always was a sin for unmarried people to have sexual relations; 32 percent that is often was, and 9 percent seldom/never. However, nearly four in 10 younger priests in 2002 described themselves as conservative, and were more likely to regard as "always a sin" such acts as premarital sex, abortion, artificial birth control, homosexual relations, etc., and three-fourths said they were more religiously orthodox than their older counterparts. Los Angeles Times (extensive) nationwide survey (2002). http://www.bishop-accountability.org/resources/resource-files/reports/LAT-Priest-Survey.pdf http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_2_39/ai_94129129/pg_2
The survey also found that 80% of Roman Catholic priests referred to themselves as mostly heterosexual in orientation, with 67% being exclusively heterosexual, 8% leaning toward heterosexual, 5% completely in the middle, and 6% leaning toward homosexual and 9% saying they are homosexual, for a combined figure of 15% on the homosexual class. Among younger priests (those ordained for 20 years or less) the figure was 23%. ^
One-third of surveyed priests said they do not waver from their vow of celibacy, while 47% described celibacy as an ongoing journey and 14% said they do not always succeed in following it. 2% said celibacy is not relevant to their priesthood and they do not observe it. not celibate. ^
71 percent of priests responded that it always was wrong for a woman to get an abortion, 19 percent that it often was, and 4 percent seldom/never. ^
28 percent judged that is always was sin for married couples to use artificial birth control, 25 percent often, 40 percent never. ^
49 percent affirmed that it was always a sin to engage in homosexual behavior, often, 25 percent; and never, 19 percent. ^
To take one's own life if suffering from a debilitating disease: always, 59 percent; often, 18 percent; never, 17 percent. ^
A combined 15 percent of the clergy polled identified themselves as "gay (9%) > or more (6%) on the homosexual side." Among younger priests 23 percent did so. Los Angeles Times (extensive) nationwide survey (2002). http://www.bishop-accountability.org/resources/resource-files/reports/LAT-Priest-Survey.pdf
17 percent of the priests said "definitely" , and 27% said "probably," a homosexual subculture'--defined as a `definite group of persons that has its own friendships, social gatherings and vocabulary'--exists in their diocese or religious order. ^
After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, the TFP Student Action found that 107 or 43% have pro-homosexual clubs. TFP Student Action Dec. 6. 2011; studentaction.org/get-involved/online-petitions/pro-homosexual-clubs-at-107-catholic-colleges/print.html
39 percent of Roman Catholics and 79 percent of born-again, evangelical or fundamentalist American Christians affirm that homosexual behavior is sinful. LifeWay (SBC) Research study, released Wednesday. 2008 LifeWay Research study. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080606/survey-americans-divided-on-homosexuality-as-sin.htm
79 percent of American Jews, 58 percent of Catholics and 56 percent of mainline Protestants favor acceptance of homosexuality, versus 39 percent of members of historically black churches, 27 percent of Muslims and 26 percent of the evangelical Protestants. U.S. U.S. Religious landscape survey; Copyright © 2008 The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. http://religions.pewforum.org/comparisons#
56% of Catholics overall (and 46% of the general public) believe that sexual relations between two adults of the same gender is not a sin, while 39%. of Catholics say homosexual behavior is morally wrong, (versus 76% of white evangelicals and 66% of black Protestants, and 40% of Mainline Protestants). 41% of Catholics do not consider homosexual behavior to be a moral issue. (Pew Research Center, Religion & Politics Survey, 2009; PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, October 2010; http://publicreligion.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Catholics-and-LGBT-Issues-Survey-Report.pdf)
Catholics testify  to showing more support (in numbers) for legal recognitions of same-sex relationships than members of any other Christian tradition, and Americans overall. Almost three-quarters of Catholics favor either allowing gay and lesbian people to marry or allowing them to form civil unions (43% and 31% respectively). Only 22% of Catholics said there should be no legal recognition of a gay couples relationship. (PRRI, Pre--election American Values Survey, 9/2010; http://publicreligion.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Catholics-and-LGBT-Issues-Survey-Report.pdf.)
This 2010 survey of more than 3,000 adults found that 41% of White American Catholics, 45% of Latino Catholics (versus 16 percent of White evangelical Christians, and 23% of Black Protestants) supported the rights of same-sex couples to marry, and 36% (22% of Latino Catholics) supported civil unions (versus 24% of White evangelicals, and 25% of Black Protestants). Among the general public the rates were 37 and 27 percent.
69% of Catholics disagree that homosexual orientation can be changed, versus 23% who believe that they can change. ^
19% of White Catholics, 30% of Latino Catholics, 58% of White evangelicals, 52% of Black Protestants and 29% of White Mainline Protestants oppose any legal recognition of homosexual marriage. ^
60% of Catholics overall, and 53% of the general public favor allowing homosexual couples to adopt children. ^
73% of Catholics favor laws that would protect gay and lesbian people against discrimination in the workplace, and 63% favor allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military. For the general public the figures are 68% and 58% respectively. ^
49% of Catholics and 45% of the general public agree that homosexuals should be eligible for ordination with no special requirements. ^
Among Catholics who attend services regularly (weekly or more), 31% say there should be no legal recognition for homosexual relationships (marriage or civil unions), with 26% favoring allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, versus 43% of Catholics who attend once or twice a month, and 59% of Catholics who attend a few times a year or less favoring allowance of homosexual marriage. ^
27% of Catholics who attend church services regularly say their clergy speak about the issue of homosexuality, with 63% of this group saying the messages they hear are negative. ^
48% of white evangelical Protestants oppose letting homosexuals serve openly in the military, with 34% supporting this proposal, versus 63% of Catholics (66% of white) supporting and 23% opposing. Pew forum, November 29, 2010, http://pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Issues/Gay_Marriage_and_Homosexuality/gays%20in%20military%20full%20report.pdf More
Even if that wasn’t so, to have a single earthly hierarchy means a special danger when a prominent part of it goes looie. Evangelicals can split off or go to another congregation if they have to. Catholics are stuck with the organization if they want to stay Catholics.
I really do wish the headquarters in Rome would not beat around the bush here, but tell them off, PERSONALLY. Not hoping they will get the hint from a piece of paper that they are obviously ignoring. And it isn’t just Baltimore that is doing this.
If all Protestants are alike, then all Catholics are alike.
This is YOUR church. You need to own it like Catholics try to make all non-Catholics own anything any non-Catholic does.
Which lends itself to the question.....
Why do you celebrate *Homosexual Pride Month*?
I heard he’s interviewing new translators.
Unlike Muslims who do so with their Korans, Catholics don’t kick the Bible down people throats. These folks are not practicing Catholics. Whatever is happening in Baltimore is the work of an errant Parish Priest and he will and must be subject to Church discipline. We are one universal Church, one Truth, and one coherent belief and not some 35,000 screwball brands of Protestantism. The gates of Hell shall never prevail against it.
And Catholics have unmarried gay bishops (and priests).
Your point it?
Dan, some of your stats will likely be needed here.
Some are, some definitely not.