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  • Homosexual Protesters "Threaten" to Surround St. Paul Cathedral

    10/30/2010 1:37:01 PM PDT · by 0beron · 9 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/29/2010 | Tancred This photo was taken a few years ago and some of the people have aged. Let's see what this year's vital movement to make sexual deviance a priority in the lives of Catholics. They'll be there at 1130 am in time to disrupt the twelve o'clock Mass. They are most likely angry about the DVD campaign. It's very possible that no one will show up, but just in case, Archbishop Nienstedt is unlikely to give them Holy Communion since he refused to do so when he was at St. John's Abbey at Collegeville and confronted by the same kinds...
  • "The Lord Survives The Rainbow of His Will"* [Rainbow Sash Demo Fails to Materialize]

    05/24/2010 1:33:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies · 237+ views
    Some of you may be wondering how many Rainbow Sash Movement members, together with their "allies and friends", attended the 10:30am Mass at Westminster Cathedral yesterday (please see the various posts below). Well, having just spoken with one of the security team at the Cathedral, I can now reveal that NO sash demonstrators turned up! In fact, no-one was seen wearing a sash, or doing anything particularly out of the ordinary. We can safely assume, therefore, that this gay pressure-group has no influence, whatsoever, in the UK. Having said that, it may have been the case that all the members...
  • Homosexual Rainbow Sash Movement Threatens to Disrupt Pentecost Mass, Confront Cardinal George

    05/17/2010 3:51:22 AM PDT · by tcg · 90 replies · 2,666+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/16/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010, Catholics throughout the world will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the Birth of the Church. It is one of the Solemnities of the Church year. Sadly, members of a Homosexual Equivalency Activist Movement which calls itself the "Rainbow Sash" have announced their plans to attempt to disrupt the celebration of the Holy Mass throughout the Nation. They have specifically announced their intention to openly confront one of the great Churchmen of the United States, the Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Francis Cardinal George,...
  • Archbp. Nienstedt to pro-homosexual group: “The truths of our faith are not open to debate”

    05/29/2009 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 2,345+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 5/29/2009 | Father Z/Archbishop Nienstedt
    From Stella Borealis come this entry about the annual Pentecost challenge made my a homosexual activist group to the local Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  The group concerned is called Rainbow Sash. Adherents of Rainbow Sash publicly protest the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by making a public display of themselves during the time of Holy Communion during a Mass for Pentecost at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese.  In other words, they seek to receive Communion while protesting the Church’s teachings. My emphases and comments. Archbishop Nienstedt Responds to Rainbow Sash Alliance Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of...
  • and LOOK at me when i'm talking to you! (Rainbow Sash Movement gears up for Pentecost)

    05/10/2007 7:57:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 118 replies · 1,487+ views
    Off the Record ^ | May 10, 2007 | Diogenes
    The Rainbow Sash Movement is reconfiguring itself as a rainbow ribbon revue for this year's Whitsunstunt -- presumably on the grounds that a slenderer middle finger flipped at the Church will make those clergymen who refuse the flippers communion appear the more unreasonable. The Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM) announced today that they will be challenging the practices of the Catholic Church this Pentecost Sunday, May 27. RSM members wear a simple 2-inch wide ribbon of rainbow colors across their shoulders, and respectfully present themselves to receive communion. Priests have withheld communion from people wearing the rainbow sash in prior appearances...
  • Gay parents of quads have separated; court records show dispute

    06/20/2004 3:43:27 PM PDT · by RockDoc · 61 replies · 899+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | June 20, 2004 | Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    The two Lexington gay men who made worldwide news by parenting quadruplets and then a fifth child have separated amid allegations of domestic violence that a judge dismissed, according to court records. Lexington attorney Michael Meehan declined to comment yesterday on Fayette Circuit Family Court Judge Kim Bunnell's decision earlier this month to reject his petition for a domestic violence order against his former partner Thomas Dysarz. Bunnell ruled on June 1 that there was "insufficient evidence" to issue a domestic violence order. Such an order would have put restrictions on Dysarz's interaction with Meehan. Court records show separate addresses...
  • Roman Catholic Mass shows support for dozens of gays and lesbians

    01/08/2005 10:31:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 37 replies · 4,798+ views
    Mass shows support for dozens of gays, lesbians 'Let go of anger and hate,' pastor says BY STEVE SCOTT Pioneer Press Responding to requests by families and friends of gays and lesbians, the Rev. John Clay celebrated a Mass of healing and support Thursday night at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in St. Paul. Nearly 150 people at the church at West Seventh Street and Western Avenue heard Clay call for people to love "those who aren't like us." He implored them to "listen to what it feels like to grow up in a society in which the majority is hostile"...
  • U.S. Homosexual Activist Website Provides List of 'Gay Friendly' Catholic Parishes

    03/31/2004 6:17:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 78 replies · 2,273+ views
    Life Site & Les Femmes ^ | 03.30.04 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
        Consider as you read this that the parishes listed below are promoting sodomy and other perverted sex acts as legitimate ways of "loving."  They are encouraging those who engage in these acts to receive Holy Communion sacrilegiously.  That is an act of BLASPHEMY against God!  The Eucharist does not restore grace to a soul in mortal sin. Confession does that. If someone receives Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin, not only does he not receive grace, but he commits a mortal sin of sacrilege.  The minister who knowingly gives a sacrilegious Communion participates in that sin. THIS IS THE TEACHING OF THE CHURCH!      Consider,  many of...
  • Communion Denied to Activists: Gay Rights Supporters Wear Rainbow Sashes to Minn. Mass

    06/05/2006 9:11:53 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 59 replies · 1,032+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/5/2006 | Alan Cooperman
    More than 50 gay rights activists wearing rainbow-colored sashes were denied Holy Communion at a Pentecost service yesterday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in St. Paul, Minn., parishioners and church officials said. In an act that some witnesses called a "sacrilege" and others called a sign of "solidarity," a man who was not wearing a sash received a Communion wafer from a priest, broke it into pieces and handed it to some of the sash wearers, who consumed it on the spot. Ushers threatened to call the police, and a church employee burst into tears when the unidentified man re-distributed...
  • Gay and Lesbian Catholics Will Enter Catholic Cathedrals Nationally On Pentecost Sunday

    05/23/2006 1:58:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 415 replies · 4,412+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 23, 2006
    CHICAGO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM). The RSM will respond to the fear and intolerance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) persons, by many of our Catholic Bishops on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2006. We will be entering, with our straight allies, Catholic Cathedrals across the nation on Pentecost wearing Rainbow Sashes as a sign of identification. Some Bishops have welcomed us in the past, and we are thankful for their welcome.Nationally our Bishops have lobbied against our human rights. Our grief is intensified because many in the GLBT...
  • Rainbow Sash movement threatens to strike Capital City

    11/12/2005 10:30:07 AM PST · by Cato1 · 211+ views
    SF Latin Mass Blog ^ | 11/12/05 | SFLM
    The Rainbow Sash movement distributed a press release saying it wants to disrupt the mass again and use the Holy Eucharist as a tool to gain attention. I think they have a right to their own opinions but it is wrong to impose themselves on others at holy mass and create a sacrilege by misusing the most holy gift and possession of the church for their own political use. I thought it might be fun to dissect their press release by comparing it to the Second Vatican Council documents while I drink my morning coffee. Quotes from the press release...
  • Rainbow Sashers and "Bizarre" Baptism in Rochester (here's the rest of that story)

    05/31/2005 4:16:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 2,959+ views
    The Wanderer | May 26, 2005 | Michael Brennan
    Most of you have seen the picture of a priest baptizing a naked baby by dipping its butt into a baptismal "pool". It constituted a thread here on FR and we all wondered where this had taken place. The full story appeared today in The Wanderer. Here it is, hand transcribed. * * * * * ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Diocese of Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral, which Bishop Matthew Clark insists is the model for Catholic worship for the entire diocese, was the setting for a bizarre baptismal ritual of questionable validity on Pentecost Sunday, as Rainbow Sashers received Communion....

    05/19/2005 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 539+ views ^ | 15 May 2005 | Editors, The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit...
  • Homosexual Activists Disturb Masses, Some Denied Communion, Some Steal It Anyway

    05/18/2005 9:23:38 PM PDT · by murphE · 46 replies · 847+ views
    Life Site ^ | May 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES/ ST PAUL- MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2005 ( - The Feast of Pentecost is the celebration in the Christian calendar of the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Disciples of Christ after His resurrection and ascension into heaven as recorded in the bible. In recent years, homosexual activists have used the feast as an annual pretext for protests to make demands that the Catholic Church change her teaching on the sinfulness of homosexual acts. Archbishop Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles and bishop Matthew Clarke of Rochester New York have been singled out for praise...
  • No sanctions for Minneapolis church that ignored archbishop

    05/18/2005 6:16:59 AM PDT · by murphE · 3 replies · 165+ views ^ | May 17, 2005
    A church that granted Holy Communion to members wearing rainbow sashes on Pentecost Sunday will not be reprimanded by Archbishop Harry Flynn, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said. A handful of St. Stephen's members wore the multicolored fabric bands, according to members of the south Minneapolis Roman Catholic church and Brian McNeill, organizer of the Rainbow Sash Alliance. The alliance has been encouraging supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands each Pentecost Sunday since 2001 to show support to gay Catholics, but Flynn had told the group this month that they would not receive Communion...
  • On rainbow sashes and the Quran, media get it wrong

    05/18/2005 9:41:34 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 669+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-18-05 | JOE SOUCHERAY
    The people who wore rainbow sashes to the Cathedral of St. Paul on Sunday were denied Communion. The archbishop, Harry Flynn, following the instructions of his superiors in America and in Rome, made it clear that the wearing of the sashes was a protest against doctrinal teaching and therefore Communion would be denied and that, furthermore, Communion was not the time to stage a protest. And what were the sashes if not a protest? Of course it was a protest. The people who wore the sashes could have received Communion by not wearing the sashes. Or they could shop around...
  • A Tale of Two Churches: Where to Draw the Line

    05/18/2005 1:11:07 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 30 replies · 980+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | May 18, 2005 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. Over the weekend, I heard about what might be called “A Tale of Two Churches.” Each involved an attempt to discipline church members. Looking at the two together gives us a very instructive lesson. The first case was in Waynesville, North Carolina. In the past week, the East Waynesville Baptist Church split down the middle. The facts are not in dispute. During the last political campaign, the Reverend Chan Chandler told his congregation, “The question then comes to the Baptist church, how do I vote? Let me just say...
  • Gay Activists Welcomed in LA, Not in St. Paul or Chicago

    05/16/2005 12:20:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies · 731+ views
    May. 16 ( - Homosexual activists of the Rainbow Sash movement were denied Communion in St. Paul, Minnesota, but welcomed at the cathedral in Los Angeles, during their annual Pentecost Sunday protest. Each year, members of the Rainbow Sash movement stage major demonstrations on Pentecost Sunday, wearing their distinctive sashes to advertise their disagreement with Church teachings regarding the morality of homosexual acts. In 2004, the group had its most noteworthy confrontation in St. Paul, where Archbishop Harry Flynn administered the Eucharist to protestors wearing their sashes, over the protests of other Catholics at the cathedral. Later, in response to...
  • Priest Denies Gays' Supporters Communion

    05/16/2005 4:05:50 PM PDT · by dmanLA · 93 replies · 1,106+ views
    Priest Denies Gays' Supporters Communion By JOSHUA FREED, Associated Press Writer Mon May 16, 9:59 AM ET A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since...
  • Rainbow Sash Movement: Pentecost Once Again Calls for Dialogue on Gay/Lesbian Catholics

    05/15/2005 9:17:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies · 461+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/15/05 | rainbow sash
    Press Release Source: Rainbow Sash Movement The Following Statement Has Been Issued by the Rainbow Sash Movement: Pentecost Once Again Calls for Dialogue on Gay/Lesbian Catholics Sunday May 15, 9:28 pm ET CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentecost has come and gone, and the sky has not fallen. For members of the Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM) nationally it was a time of deep prayer. Around the Nation members of the Rainbow Sash Movement entered Cathedrals and parishes. Such as Rochester New York where individuals tried to block the way of Rainbow Sash Members from receiving communion. Eventually the Rainbow Sash...