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Springfield bishop: ‘Blasphemous’ same-sex advocates wearing rainbow sashes won’t be allowed at Mass
voices ^ | October 22, 2013 | Dave McKinney

Posted on 10/22/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT by NYer

SPRINGFIELD-The head of Springfield’s Roman Catholic diocese moved Tuesday to scuttle a silent protest by same-sex marriage advocates planned at the capital city’s largest Catholic church, calling their plans to pray the rosary for marriage equality “blasphemous.”

Advocates for the Senate Bill 10 plan to attend a 5:15 p.m. Tuesday Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as part of what organizers describe as a “loud Catholic Presence for marriage equality” that will wrap up a daylong rally in support of the stalled legislation.

But Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the Springfield Catholic diocese, said anyone wearing rainbow sashes won’t be permitted inside the church.

“It is blasphemy to show disrespect or irreverence to God or to something holy,” Paprocki said in a statement released late Tuesday morning. “Since Jesus clearly taught that marriage as created by God is a sacred institution between a man and a woman (see Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), praying for same-sex marriage should be seen as blasphemous and as such will not be permitted in the cathedral.

People wearing a rainbow sash or who otherwise identify themselves as affiliated with the Rainbow Sash Movement will not be admitted into the cathedral and anyone who gets up to pray for same-sex marriage in the cathedral will be asked to leave,” Paprocki said.

“Of course, our cathedral and parish churches are always open to everyone who wishes to repent their sins and ask for God’s forgiveness,” he said.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholics; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; lgbt; massachusetts; religiousleft; sin; springfield; ssm

1 posted on 10/22/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Bishop Thomas Paprocki


2 posted on 10/22/2013 5:04:14 PM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer
But Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the Springfield Catholic diocese, said anyone wearing rainbow sashes won’t be permitted inside the church.

Good on ya, Bishop. I hope he has a lot of strong muscular ushers at the ready.

3 posted on 10/22/2013 5:05:49 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: NYer

Why don’t homo’s start their own church? Where’s their tolerance?


4 posted on 10/22/2013 5:16:34 PM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: NYer

Stand Your Holy Ground


5 posted on 10/22/2013 5:17:16 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)))
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To: NYer

Geez, I can smell where this is going. How long will it be before a gay couple sues the Catholic church for not marrying them?

Probably soon enough for me to say, “Well, that didn’t take long!”


6 posted on 10/22/2013 5:17:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Ray76
Why don’t homo’s start their own church?

They have, they're called "Unitarians."

7 posted on 10/22/2013 5:18:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: workerbee

This type of behavior by the “Activist” really shows how intolerant they are.

I have been vocal on these thread about not being a Catholic. However, the RC Church has the right promote its doctrine. If you don’t agree then go somewhere else or no where else as you wish.

Each individual has the right to walk their own road to Hell if they wish.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 5:18:03 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Fai Mao

Even at the expense of the backhanded compliment, your support is appreciated. It’s more than some FReepers will do.


9 posted on 10/22/2013 5:20:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: NYer

Good to see a bishop take a forceful stand.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 5:27:55 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: NYer

Good.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 5:33:55 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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The Bishop’s stand is a lot more forceful than about a decade ago when the Rainbow Sash wearers would appear in church & then remain standing in the pews after distribution of the Eucharist, showing their a** as it were.

There could be incidents. Ushers should wear rubber gloves & protect their faces. AIDS-infected saliva is a deadly weapon. Faggies have been known to bite.

St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City 1991. ACT-UP faggies invaded & desecrated the Holy Eucharist. Look it up.


12 posted on 10/22/2013 5:36:07 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

THERE’S the old Christian spirit! LET ‘EM EAT CAKE!!


13 posted on 10/22/2013 5:40:38 PM PDT by smvoice (HELP! I'm trapped inside this body and I can't get out!)
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To: theKid51

ping


14 posted on 10/22/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They will. I expect them in our Church and others. They don’t care about tolerance, they want to force Churches to marry them like they go to bakeries that don’t want their business.

What happened to, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 6:06:47 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: NYer

He must not have gotten the memo. After all, who is he to judge?


16 posted on 10/22/2013 6:35:58 PM PDT by cothrige
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To: NYer

Station the Knights of Columbus, swords in hand, at the entrance.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 6:46:43 PM PDT by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: NYer

In France they used to have guards stationed at the entrances of churches armed with big halberds or pikes to keep order in the church. Think they need to bring back that custom.


18 posted on 10/22/2013 6:53:15 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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You just know they’ll hide the sashes until they’re already inside the church and then pull them out.

Then what’s going to happen?


19 posted on 10/22/2013 9:03:51 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: smvoice
THERE’S the old Christian spirit! LET ‘EM EAT CAKE!!

Dude! Step away from the bong.

20 posted on 10/22/2013 9:55:20 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (At least it's not written in Perl.)
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Thanks NYer.
...to scuttle a silent protest by same-sex marriage advocates planned at the capital city's largest Catholic church, calling their plans to pray the rosary for marriage equality "blasphemous."

21 posted on 10/27/2013 1:17:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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