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Saint Anthony’s Shrine Joins Boston’s ‘PRIDE’ Festival
Catholicism.org ^ | 6/10/14 | Joe Doyle

Posted on 06/11/2014 7:44:50 AM PDT by BlatherNaut

Boston’s annual homosexual “Pride” Parade — which will occur this Saturday, June 14th — is a cauldron of depravity. It is characterized by lewd behavior, immodest dress, and lurid displays of exhibitionism and sadomasochism. The message of the parade, and that of the festival which follows it in City Hall Plaza, is one of radical rejection of Christian morality, of pride in mortal sin.

Incredibly, this year it will actually be worse. The marshals of the 2014 parade will be the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a grotesque group of transvestites whose members costume themselves as Catholic nuns. They have a long history of mocking the Catholic Faith, producing obscene parodies of Catholic worship, exploiting Catholic religious imagery, and profaning Catholic symbols and sacramentals, such as the crucifix. Their blasphemies and sacrileges include the “Hunky Jesus” contest and the “Condom Savior Mass,” where contraceptives are distributed in place of Holy Communion.

Astonishingly, one of Boston’s most popular Catholic churches, Saint Anthony’s Shrine — administered by Franciscan friars, members of the same religious family as our Capuchin archbishop — will host an information booth at the festival in City Hall Plaza, where the parade ends. Whatever evasions, excuses, or rationalizations are offered, any sane person would reasonably conclude that the presence of the friars will send a signal of support and approval for an event which celebrates the sin of impurity against nature.

This is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith, and it is uncharitable to the souls who will be lost by confirming them in their deadly sins. Sadly, when it pertains to homosexuality, this is not the first time that Saint Anthony’s has compromised its Catholic identity.

Please contact Cardinal Sean O’Malley and ask him to put a halt to this grave scandal! You may e-mail His Eminence at ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org. or leave a telephone message at 617-254-0100 or 617-782-2544.

No one in secular society should be expected to take seriously Catholic teaching about marriage, about chastity outside of marriage, or about Catholic ideals of modesty and purity in speech, dress, and behavior, when one of Boston’s best known Catholic institutions participates in something as course, as crudely lascivious, and as flagrantly pornographic as a homosexual pride festival. Please urge your family and friends to join you in contacting the Cardinal!


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: anticatholic; celebratesin; cultureofcorruption; downisup; gaypride; lavendermafia; stanthonysshrine; waronchristianity

1 posted on 06/11/2014 7:44:50 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

I think it depends on what this “information booth” is promoting. Jesus himself went into the dens of sin to preach to sinners. It’s not the healthy who need a physician. If you want to save sinners you have to go where the sinners are. BUT...if the booth is encouraging or promoting this parade and what it represents then everything in the article is spot on.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 7:48:44 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: BlatherNaut

What kind of information booth? I would pray that the Friars will not be there to condone the event rather pray for the depraved souls attending it.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 7:48:55 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: BlatherNaut

How is it that homosexuals have co-opted the word “pride”, as they have done with the word “gay”????

I heard about these “Pride” festivals. They sometimes don’t say what everyone is so proud about, but, any pride festivals I’ve heard of are homosexual events.

Some of these pride festivals even market the events as “family friendly”, and say, bring the whole family, bring the kids.

How disgusting. Of course people have rights to put on their parade. I for one will not bring the children.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 7:50:00 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: BlatherNaut

and the church wonders where its flock went...


5 posted on 06/11/2014 7:55:28 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: BlatherNaut

Push back against the Gay Power Supremacist marches.

They are as ugly as the klan marches of the 1960s.

They poison the culture and HATE people (here Christians and specifically Catholics).


6 posted on 06/11/2014 7:57:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Some of these pride festivals even market the events as “family friendly”, and say, bring the whole family, bring the kids.

In Canada (Toronto) the homofascists laugh at efforts to make the city parades "family friendly" by enforcing laws against public/public nudity. They say it is their time to let their freak flag fly, get their rocks off, and basically stick it in the eye of the rest of society.

7 posted on 06/11/2014 7:59:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: circlecity

Lector removed from Mass. shrine after gay memoir

BOSTON — A Catholic shrine in Boston has removed a man from several lay leadership posts after he wrote a memoir in which he described himself as “a happy porn-writing Sodomite.”

Scott Pomfret served eight years at St. Anthony Shrine, including as a Eucharistic minister. That was after disclosing to the Franciscans who run the shrine that he had published erotic works and advocated same-sex marriage.

The Boston Globe reports that his sarcastic memoir, “Since My Last Confession,” was too much for church leaders. The book mocks Cardinal Sean O’Malley and suggests some local clergy are sexually active.

St. Anthony’s executive director, the Rev. David Convertino, said some became concerned about Pomfret’s role.

Pomfret said he was “amazed” the friars removed him from leadership because he interviewed many for the book.

http://www4.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO89182/


8 posted on 06/11/2014 8:05:01 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

I once had the misfortune of seeing a news item that contained uncensored photos of a “Pride” parade. Public sex acts, nudity, grotesque behavior. If the Friars are there to spread the Good News and offer the way to forgiveness, God Bless them. Any other reason is an affront to faithful Catholics. Vivat Jesus!


9 posted on 06/11/2014 8:05:30 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
How is it that homosexuals have co-opted the word “pride”, as they have done with the word “gay”????

And the words marriage and family.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: defconw

“What kind of information booth?”

Check it out:

http://stanthonyshrine.org/ministries/lgbt-spirituality/


11 posted on 06/11/2014 8:07:48 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

This is disgraceful.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 8:12:31 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Woe to those who call good evil, and evil good; call darkness light, and light, darkness.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I remember when the Catholic teenagers went to a world wide youth event in Spain and the members of these “cauldrons of depravity” assaulted the kids at the bus stops making lewd gestures and waving dildoes in their face.

And the kids fell to their knees and began praying, fight evil on every front.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: BlatherNaut

OK, calls and letters to the Cardinal are needed. Better yet the good people of Boston should not put any money in the collection plates this weekend. If only!


14 posted on 06/11/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: defconw

Please contact Cardinal Sean O’Malley and ask him to put a halt to this grave scandal! You may e-mail His Eminence at ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org. or leave a telephone message at 617-254-0100 or 617-782-2544.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 8:33:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BlatherNaut

The Catholic church seems to be hell-bent on destroying itself, by letting bearded savages pray with them, and letting the alternate-forms-of-sex crowd take over Catholic institutions.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Man oh man...what is happening to the Catholic’s?

I read the other day that the Vatican allowed muslim prayers. Islam is not holy, it is of the anti-Christ.

Why would pope Francis allow such a thing?


17 posted on 06/11/2014 8:38:56 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: I want the USA back

Don’t worry. This is not really anything new. Bishops, Nuns, and priests have been trying to destroy the church since it began. This is just the latest crap. God will clean house.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 8:43:22 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: BlatherNaut

At first upon reading the headline and blub on the index thread, I was concerned. However, if they are only having a booth at the end as the article says, then it is actually a good thing. I am not Catholic, and I disagree with much of the Catholic doctrine.

However, If this were say the year 50 AD, I do believe you would have found the Apostle Paul at the end trying to win converts to Christ.

If the church were participating in a way that supported the lewd behavior, immodest dress, and lurid displays of exhibitionism and sadomasochism, then I would be concerned.

Truth is, there should be a lot of Christians standing were the Saint Anthony’s Shrine is going to be to enlighten the lost by sharing the Gospel of Christ with the truth in hopes of saving some lost souls.

What a statement this is about my fellow Evangelicals who could lose some potential converts to the catholic church.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 8:45:21 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: BlatherNaut

Saint Francis of Assisi wouldn’t have done this. He embraced Lady Chastity.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 8:45:45 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: BlatherNaut
Here is the shrine's t-shirt design for that parade and beyond:

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God has already judged homosexual behaviors, and clearly forbidden them.    For example, the Holy Spirit had St. Paul write:

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Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?    Do not be deceived.    Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the Kingdom of God.   
1 Corinthians 6:9-10

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If there is a disagreement about something between some group of friars and the Holy Spirit and the written Word of Almighty God, there should be no doubt in anyone's mind as to who is right about the matter.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley was recently appointed by Pope Francis to serve in a Vatican antiabuse guiding panel, so he should not allow this, and he should also ask the Pope to clarify exactly what he meant when he was quoted as saying what they are putting on their t-shirts and buttons, so that no one can take it the wrong way in the future.

21 posted on 06/11/2014 8:49:19 AM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: BlatherNaut

The same Pomfret was the head of the SEC in Boston for several years under President Obama.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 8:51:45 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: OneVike

“However, If this were say the year 50 AD, I do believe you would have found the Apostle Paul at the end trying to win converts to Christ.”

St. Paul was apparently on a different mission than these guys.

http://stanthonyshrine.org/ministries/lgbt-spirituality/

St. Anthony Shrine is on New Ways Ministry’s list of “Gay-friendly Parishes and Faith Communities”.

http://www.newwaysministry.org/gfp.html

“Truth is, there should be a lot of Christians standing were the Saint Anthony’s Shrine is going to be to enlighten the lost by sharing the Gospel of Christ with the truth in hopes of saving some lost souls.”

They’d need some serious protection evangelizing to that crowd in that particular environment if they hoped to escape in one piece.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Heart-Rest
Cardinal Sean O'Malley was recently appointed by Pope Francis to serve in a Vatican antiabuse guiding panel, so he should not allow this

This is relatively trivial in comparison to other things he allows. Under his leadership, the Lavender Mafia has been empowered to a disgusting level.

24 posted on 06/11/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Heart-Rest

Massachusetts
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Archdiocese of Boston 

66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA  02184-3839
. . .

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley OFM Cap
Archbishop of Boston

Bishop John A. Dooher
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Bishop Walter J. Edyvean
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Bishop Robert F. Hennessey
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Bishop Arthur Kennedy
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Bishop Peter J. Uglietto
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Bishop Emilio S. Allué SDB
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston

Bishop John P. Boles
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston

Bishop Francis X. Irwin
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston

 


25 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:54 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BlatherNaut
"They’d need some serious protection evangelizing to that crowd in that particular environment if they hoped to escape in one piece."

If your doing the Lords work, then the Lord will protect you. If you die in the process, then the Lord say's your work in the world is complete and he has brought you home.

Way too many Christians are so connected to the world that they refuse to face the danger Christ told us we would face for Him.Imagine if Paul was more worried about his flesh than his soul?

Tertullian said that The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. The church is dieing in America because the Saints in America like their blood too much to offer it as a sacrifice for the church today.
26 posted on 06/11/2014 9:11:22 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: wideawake
The same Pomfret was the head of the SEC in Boston for several years under President Obama.

And Terry Donilon, O'Malley's communications director and cabinet member and Tom Donilon, Obama's former national security advisor are brothers. Note how O'Malley loudly boycotted the Boston College graduation just last year because he claimed he didn't approve of BC honoring pro-abort Enda Kenny, but this year when the guest of honor was John Kerry, O'Malley obediently trotted along and participated in the event. The hypocrisy is laughable.

27 posted on 06/11/2014 9:14:47 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: circlecity

That is what I was thinking. And I pray you are correct.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 9:20:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And the words marriage and family.

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And “equality”.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: OneVike
If your doing the Lords work, then the Lord will protect you. If you die in the process, then the Lord say's your work in the world is complete and he has brought you home.

Certainly true, but prudence must also come into play. Not everyone is called to throw themselves deliberately into the lion's den. And attempting to evangelize in the midst of such flagrant, in-your-face revelries is probably a poor allocation of evangelical human resources.

30 posted on 06/11/2014 9:23:53 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Bigg Red
"That is what I was thinking. And I pray you are correct."

I wasn't. If you go to their website they are promoting and condoning homosexuality and selling rainbow tee-shirts which read "Who am I to Judge".

31 posted on 06/11/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Salvation
Thanks, Salvation! We should all contact these bishops (and others).

(You just had a school shooting up your way, didn't you? Praying extra for you Oregonians, and for our whole country, and the crazy way things are going.)

32 posted on 06/11/2014 9:43:34 AM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Saint Francis of Assisi wouldn’t have done this. He embraced Lady Chastity

Quite true — but look at what the California city named after him is now known for...

33 posted on 06/11/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT by mikrofon (Catholic BUMP)
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To: BlatherNaut
There is a march for God's form of marriage this June 19th in D.C.
National Organization for Marriage
34 posted on 06/11/2014 9:54:13 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: mikrofon
Saint Francis of Assisi wouldn’t have done this. He embraced Lady Chastity Quite true — but look at what the California city named after him is now known for...

A shame, since it's such a beautiful city.

35 posted on 06/11/2014 10:35:09 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: circlecity

Yipes!


36 posted on 06/11/2014 10:50:20 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: BlatherNaut

Tip of the iceberg.


37 posted on 06/11/2014 1:00:27 PM PDT by piusv
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To: piusv

But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 2:16:08 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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