Personally, I'm half-expecting the ground to open up, and the entire city of San Francisco to disappear. I guess that would take care of shuttering the parish! For the sake of the remnant in the city, we need to pray hard that it not receive something along the same lines as the punishment as Sodom.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are appalled that some media outlets have unwittingly spread these distortions while others have intentionally taken advantage to fuel a mean-spirited and divisive political agenda. These forces have been critical of Most Holy Redeemer for their welcoming approach to the diverse community they serve and have frequently seen fit to attack the parishioners as part of a larger campaign against "San Francisco values."...They wouldn't give money or talk like this unless it was (shudder) *THEIR* parish. The hammer needs to fall on this wicked den of sacrilege.
Our hearts go out to the parishioners of Most Holy Redeemer and to the Archbishop who have been unfairly stigmatized by these disingenuous campaigns for doing nothing more than following the welcoming teachings of Christ and administering Communion in keeping with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.
In fact, we have given several thousand dollars in grants to several religious-based organizations, including Most Holy Redeemer.
What are the chances of something like this happening? Who is this bishop directly answerable to and why isn't that someone comming down on him like a ton of bricks?