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Priest Announces During Mass He is Gay and leaving Priesthood for "Loving Relationship"
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | John-Henry Westen and Hilary White

Posted on 01/08/2006 7:15:23 PM PST by LifeSite News

MARATHON, ON, January 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pastor of Holy Saviour Catholic parish in Marathon, Ontario, Rev. Scott Gale, announced to his parishioners during Masses on New Years day that he is a homosexual and can no longer stand the Church's requirement that he remain celibate. Citing his "longing for a loving relationship," Gale told his parishioners that he was quitting. "It has become increasingly difficult for me to be an official representative of a Church which does not accept and value my sexual orientation," he said reading from a 2 page letter.

Strangely, Fr. Gale has remained in his post since his announcement and is to say his last Mass this Sunday, his last day at "work." This despite the fact that local Bishop Fred Colli has been aware Rev. Gale's decision for quite some time.

According to the local paper, the Bishop gave the priest permission to tell the congregation of his decision. The Bishop added: "I admire (Gale) for having the courage to say, 'This is who I am.'"

However, Bishop Colli has been aware for at least a few years about the problems with Fr. Gale. In August 2003, LifeSiteNews.com reported that Gale had allowed the Toronto Star - Canada's most widely circulated newspaper - to publish a homily in which he excoriated Church teaching on human sexuality. (see the LifeSiteNews.com coverage: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/aug/03082502.html ) Rev. Gale said then that he hoped for a "re-examination of the Church's attitudes regarding homosexuality and those persons with a homosexual orientation." LifeSiteNews.com readers at the time expressed concerns to Bishop Colli regarding Fr. Gale.

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TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; homosexualpriests; seeya
To express concerns:

The Most Rev. Luigi Ventura, Apostolic Nuncio 724 Manor Ave. Ottawa, ON K1M 0E3 Phone: (613) 746-4914 FAX: (613) 746-4786

Bishop Fred Colli: 1222 Reaume Street, Postal Box 10400 Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 6T8, (807) 343-9313, Fax: (807) 343-9114 chancery@dotb.ca bishoptb@dotb.ca

1 posted on 01/08/2006 7:15:24 PM PST by LifeSite News
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To: LifeSite News

"Broke Back Parish".


2 posted on 01/08/2006 7:16:58 PM PST by BigFinn
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To: LifeSite News

Buh Bye!

Don't let the door hit you in the ..... well never mind.


3 posted on 01/08/2006 7:19:39 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Surrender! - Vote Democrat.)
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"Celibate?"

"Oh. I thought they said 'Celebrate.'"

4 posted on 01/08/2006 7:19:39 PM PST by D-fendr
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To: LifeSite News

It sounds to me like the Bishop needs to go.


5 posted on 01/08/2006 7:23:31 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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"It has become increasingly difficult for me to be an official representative of a Church which does not accept and value my sexual orientation,"

Uhhh... well an "offical representative of the Church" will tell you that you can keep it in your pants.

For the "loving relationship" you are looking for, you'll have to turn in that collar, pallie.

6 posted on 01/08/2006 7:28:38 PM PST by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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What a POS to announce his filthy private business in Mass for all the kids to hear.


7 posted on 01/08/2006 7:28:52 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: LifeSite News

This seems to be happening a lot recently.


8 posted on 01/08/2006 7:31:23 PM PST by Nawid
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To: LifeSite News

Behind every disgraced priest is a disgraceful bishop.


9 posted on 01/08/2006 8:01:33 PM PST by keat
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To: keat

Unless the bishop prefers...

(now I KNOW I'm going to hell...)


10 posted on 01/08/2006 8:11:47 PM PST by 302damnfast
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To: 302damnfast
(now I KNOW I'm going to hell...)

See you there.
11 posted on 01/08/2006 8:13:38 PM PST by keat
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To: LifeSite News
The Bishop added: "I admire (Gale) for having the courage to say, 'This is who I am.'"

How touching.

12 posted on 01/08/2006 8:15:39 PM PST by He Rides A White Horse (unite)
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To: Travis McGee
What a POS to announce his filthy private business in Mass for all the kids to hear.

You nailed it.

13 posted on 01/08/2006 8:15:54 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: LifeSite News

Methinks this article really needs a 'barf alert' added!!!

Bleargh!


14 posted on 01/08/2006 9:04:22 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Raaargh! Raaargh! Crush, Stomp!)
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To: jwalsh07

His final sermon:
"Hi kids! You know what a great guy I am, right? Well, guess what? I'm a practicing homo! It's okay!"
Bastards can't reproduce, they can only seduce and recruit.


15 posted on 01/08/2006 11:17:19 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: LifeSite News
The pastor of Holy Saviour Catholic parish in Marathon, Ontario, Rev. Scott Gale, announced to his parishioners during Masses on New Years day that he is a homosexual and can no longer stand the Church's requirement that he remain celibate.

News Flash. Heterosexual Roman Catholic priests are required to be celibate.

In fact the only people the Roman Catholic Church says it's OK to have sexual relations are married heterosexual couples and (gasp) only with each other. So, if you are not married to a person of the opposite sex, you are not supposed to be having a "loving relationship" (barf euphemism) with anyone. Which, Fr. Gale, is why I, an unmarried heterosexual female Roman Catholic, am not sleeping with anyone except the cat.

Jesus did it, Mary did it, with Their help you can do it also. Start living up to your confirmational vows, even if you can't live up to Holy Orders. (btw, how does the capitalization for God, when using pronouns, work in plural - Their or their?)
16 posted on 01/08/2006 11:39:04 PM PST by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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Rev. Gale said then that he hoped for a "re-examination of the Church's attitudes regarding homosexuality..."

Unless we re-write Mt 19: 1-12 that seems outside the realm of possibility.

17 posted on 01/09/2006 4:11:31 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: LifeSite News

Well, there's one good thing. At least he left. One good scandal and he's gone now.

Imagine the alternative scenario: he makes the announcement, determines to stay (moves his boyfriend in the rectory), (not likely) he is suspended, and then takes the matter to the Canadian Human Rights Court. Considering their past record, they'd rule against the Church...

Then what?


18 posted on 01/09/2006 4:57:13 AM PST by markomalley (Vivat Iesus!)
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To: LifeSite News

"To express concerns:"

Over what? That he was a gay priest or that he's finally leaving?


19 posted on 01/09/2006 5:00:04 AM PST by Rebelbase (Whew! Another year until the cursed green bean casserole strikes again!)
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To: LifeSite News

Na ne Na Na

Na ne Na Na

Hey hey hey

Goo-ood bye.


20 posted on 01/09/2006 1:55:16 PM PST by dangus
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To: Talking_Mouse

"Wearing a condom during anal sex is like wearing an umbrella in a Gale"

--1980s quote from a head of ACT-UP.


21 posted on 01/09/2006 1:57:58 PM PST by dangus
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To: LifeSite News
Perhaps he's off to become captain of the good ship:


22 posted on 01/09/2006 2:01:58 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Talking_Mouse
A mouse sleeping with a cat? Next thing, the lion will be lying down with the lamb ...

Oh NOOOO!!! The world is coming to a end!

23 posted on 01/09/2006 2:05:28 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BigFinn

That's funny. But why didn't he just leave the priesthood quietly instead of making a spectacle of himself. Like many other things gay---it has to be done with a flamboyance that doesn't sit well with a lot of folks.


24 posted on 01/12/2006 12:59:38 PM PST by brooklyn dave (Confirm Alito Now)
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25 posted on 05/05/2006 10:07:11 AM PDT by Coleus (I Support Research using the Ethical, Effective and Moral use of stem cells: non-embryonic)
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To: LifeSite News

Bottom feeder and sniffer. Being that he announced during Mass at least he didn't call his boyfriend up and kiss him during the sign of peace.


26 posted on 05/05/2006 10:55:11 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Everyday brings a new reason to distrust Hillary Clinton.)
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To: LifeSite News

"If you deny me before men, I shall deny you before my Father in heaven." ~Jesus Christ


27 posted on 05/05/2006 11:15:01 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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"It has become increasingly difficult for me to be an official representative of a Church which does not accept and value my sexual orientation,"

Those suffering the homosexual disorder tend to place sexual activity above all else (in this case above God) -declaring the sexual activity to be the very thing that defines them. This is just another example of self-destructive behavior associated with the homosexual disorder...

28 posted on 05/05/2006 11:50:09 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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Priest Announces During Mass He is Gay and leaving Priesthood for "Loving Relationship"



So he's leaving God, to have another man put his genitals into his anus? Gee, that makes a lot of sense. NOT!


29 posted on 05/05/2006 11:51:55 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (At this rate Osama is going to die of old age.)
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The Bishop added: "I admire (Gale) for having the courage to say, 'This is who I am.'"

Uh-oh.

30 posted on 05/05/2006 12:22:54 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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Couldn't he just have left quietly??


31 posted on 05/05/2006 6:47:17 PM PDT by Sun (Hillary had a D-/F rating on immigration; now she wants to build a wall????)
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According to the local paper, the Bishop gave the priest permission to tell the congregation of his decision. The Bishop added: "I admire (Gale) for having the courage to say, 'This is who I am.'"

We'd admire you, your excellency, if you'd resign and let a Catholic run your diocese.
32 posted on 05/05/2006 8:26:56 PM PDT by Antoninus (I will not vote for a liberal, regardless of party.)
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BTTT.


33 posted on 05/06/2006 10:36:16 AM PDT by I got the rope
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After the announcement, he consecrated the Host and the Host slapped him silly!


34 posted on 05/06/2006 10:43:58 AM PDT by alamo boy (I left my heart in San Antonio)
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Once a priest always a priest. So he and his "lover" will be able to do at home masses when the weather is bad


35 posted on 05/06/2006 10:58:00 AM PDT by ears_to_hear ("I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. ")
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Rev. Gale said then that he hoped for a "re-examination of the Church's attitudes regarding homosexuality and those persons with a homosexual orientation.

I'm sur ehe does. He wants to be able to sin without consequences.

36 posted on 05/07/2006 1:22:33 PM PDT by SuziQ
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