Skip to comments.Most Holy Redeemer Parishioners Force Removal of Picture of Pope-Emeritus Benedict
Posted on 03/07/2013 6:41:59 AM PST by marshmallow
From Fr. Brian Costello's pastor's message in the Most Holy Redeemer parish bulletin of March 3, 2013:
Two weeks ago, after Pope Benedict XVI had announced to the world that he would be resigning the office of Peter as of February 28th, I put the Popes picture, that usually hangs in the rectory, in the church. A handful of people told me that they would rather it not be there. They explained that the feeling was while he was Pope, as well as his time as a Cardinal, Pope Benedict had made hurtful and hateful statements regarding the LGBT Community and thus, his picture should not be placed on the altar of MHR. I was also warned, many parishioners would walk out of Sunday Mass if the picture was not removed. I spoke with a close priest friend of mine, and even though both of us were saddened by this, the wisest course, I felt, was to remove the Popes picture.
Who would have thought that parishioners in a Roman Catholic church would demand the removal of a picture of the Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church? Well, we pretty much did, and back in 2007, we told you so.
Fr. Costello may not have realized it, but by putting a picture of the pope in Most Holy Redeemer Church, he was committing an inadvertent act of blasphemy. On August 28, 2007 we reviewed Fr. Donal Godfrey, SJs just-released book Gays and Grays: The Story of the Inclusion of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish. We wrote that Fr. Godfreys book
shows that the authentic community-forming experience at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco is not Catholicism, but homosexuality. Existentially, Most Holy Redeemer is not a Catholic parish. It is not a Christian parish. It.......
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Homosexuals are bigots.
Not surprised right now, taking adantage of a Church in transiton.
It will be interesting when there is a new Pope, one who could very well be very strict. Will these radicals experince their heads exploding? SARC.
IF the didn’t like Benedict then I suspect they won’t like the next one either.
I find it even more shocking the shepherds of this "church" would comply with this demand.
The objection is unsurprising and the capitulation is disedifying.
So.....Faggies rule. The Gaystapo bigots strike again.
Who CARES what certain people think just because of the way they have sex!!!?
They probably threatened to vandalize the portrait of Benedict, the church itself, or both.
Archbishop Cordileone to the rescue! But in his own time.
Sickening. I would have left it there and invited the fags and their supporters to leave.
PS: These people are remnants of Sodom and Gomorrah and few will change. They are constantly pushing heretical ideas and ideals and work AGAINST the Holy Spirit. We've coddled them long enough.
The homo-mafia and the humanist global commies might own the next Pope. We’ll see.
I can see it going either way - reform and the removal of homos, communists and their pervert, evil sympathizers and ideology from power or a doubling down on evil until God pops and drains the puss from the absess. That will be a more painful way to go.
Then it could split the church. If the next pope begins to change what Benedict and John Paul II put in place then for the first time in hundreds of years we'll have a living predecessor for people to rally around as the 'real pope'. The potential for schism is there, and I can't believe the Cardinals in the conclave aren't thinking along those lines.
Doubt that will happen.
Most of the cardinals that are around have been appointed by both JP2 and B16 so they are going to be much, much more conservative.
Statements described as “hurtful” and “hateful.”
But they didn’t say untrue.
But first, a drink or two.