Thursday, December 29, 2005

Brokeback Parishes
Yeah, I stole the title idea from Jay


Ask most any priest who you just know is sodomite-friendly if he is, in fact, catering to the Sodom and Gomorrah clientele, and the answer will be "Oh of course not. Don't be such a big silly!" or words to that effect.

So whadda we do? Simple, fellow Blog-lodytes, go to the source. Over at GalPal's.com, they have a listing of pervert friendly parishes.

Now when Father Brucie over at St. Sugarbritches feigns ignorance about his parish being a gathering spot for the morally disordered, you can point out to him "well Father, YOU may not consider this parish to to queer-friendly... but THEY sure as hell do".

Alabama
St. Bede --Montgomery

Arizona
Christ the King --Mesa
Franciscan Renewal Center --Scotsdale
Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Pius X, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Odilia --Tucson

California
St. Mark's University Parish --Coleta
St. Matthew's --Long Beach
Blessed Sacrament, Christ the King, Loyola-Marymount University, Mother of Good Counsel, Our Lady of the Assumption, St. Camillus Emaus, St. Dominic's, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. Paul the Apostle --Los Angeles
St. Francis --Sacramento
St. Charles --San Carlos
Christ the King, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart --Santa Clara
St. Didicus --San Diego
Most Holy Redeemer, Old St. Mary's Cathedral --San Francisco
Church of San Rafael & Mission San Rafael Archangel --San Rafael
Holy Cross --Santa Cruz
St. Monica's --Santa Monica
Santa Sophia --Spring Valley
St. Martha's --Valinda
St. Ambrose, St. Victor's --West Hollywood
St. Mary of the Assumption --Whittier

Colorado
St. Thomas --Boulder
St. Dominic's --Denver

Connecticut
St. Patrick-St. Anthony --Hartford

District of Columbia
Dahlgren Chapel of Georgetown University, St. Aloysius

Florida
St. Augustine --Casselberry
St. Anthony, St. Maurice --Ft. Lauderdale
St. Matthew --Winterhaven

Georgia
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception --Atlanta

Illinois
St. Mary of Celle --Berwyn
St. Clement, St. Gertrude --Chicago
St. Margaret Mary --Naperville
Queen of Peace --North Chicago

Indiana
St. Mary --Evansville

Kentucky
Epiphany, Cathedral of the Assumption, St. William's --Louisville

Massachusetts
Boston College, Jesuit Urban Center, Paulist Center --Boston
St. Peter's --Provincetown
Immaculate Conception --Stoughton
Holy Cross --Worcester

Maine
Most Holy Trinity --Saco

Maryland
Corpus Christi, Loyola College, St. Francis of Assisi --Baltimore
St. John the Evangelist --Columbia
St. Bernadette's --Severn

Michigan
St. Ignatius Loyola --St. Ignace

Missouri
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception --Kansas City
St. Cronan's, St. Margaret of Scotland --St. Louis

Minnesota
St. Francis Cabrini, St. Joan of Arc, St. Stephen --Minneapolis
University of St. Thomas
University of St. Catherine

New Jersey
St. Brendan --Clifton
St. Anselm's --Wayside

New Mexico
St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center (University of New Mexico), Holy Family, Risen Savior --Albuquerque
Sacred Heart of Jesus --Espanola

New York
St. Andrew, St. Boniface --Brooklyn
St. Joseph's (Greenwich Village), St. Sebastian, St. Paul the Apostle, St. Francis Xavier --New York City
Corpus Christi, Emmanuel Church of the Deaf, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Augustine, St. Mary's Downtown, St. Monica --Rochester
St. Andrew the Apostle --Syracuse
St. Bridget's --Westbury, Long Island

North Carolina
St. Joan of Arc --Asheville
St. Peter --Charlotte
Immaculate Conception --Durham
St. Patrick --Feyetteville
St. Francis of Assisi --Raleigh

Ohio
St. Martha --Akron
St. Monica-St. George Newman Center (University of Cincinnati), Lesbian & Gay Ministry (Xavier Univerity) --Cincinnati
Ascension of Our Lord --Cleveland
St. Thomas More Newman Center, Ohio State University --Columbus
University of Dayton Campus Ministry --Dayton

Oregon
Shepherd of the Valley --Central Point
Koinonia Catholic Community, Paulist Center, St. Philip Neri, St. Andrew's, University of Portland --Portland

Pennsylvania
Old St. Mary's, St. John the Evangelist, St. Vincent de Paul --Philadelphia

Rhode Island
St. Francis Chapel --Providence

Texas
University Catholic Center-University of Texas --Austin
Holy Trinity Church --Dallas
University of the Incarnate Word --San Antonio

Virginia
Sacred Heart --Richmond
St. Nicholas --Virginia Beach

Washington State
St. Benedict --Seattle

West Virginia
St. Agnes --Shepherdstown

Wisconsin
St. Benedict Center Sunday Assembly --Madison
St. Matthew's Congregation, St. Pius X, Trinity-Guadalupe --Milwaukee

9 Comments:

Blogger A. Carlton Sallet said...

Might want to change the pic, Caveman: this looks to be a photo of a well-known United Church of Canada minister (I can't recall the name). He's the one that starting marrying gays first, and is a one-trick media pony.

Not a Catholic priest - Just FYI.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Thanks for the heads up, Carlton!!

So let it be written, so let it be done. *BOOM, BOOM, BOOM*

8:09 AM  
Blogger tom said...

My son and wife live in Santa Monica, and attend St.Monica's down the street from their apartment...Yeah, I've been there and, Yeah, your sources are correct..however, the parish is also a vibrant, family oriented place, with a school and High School,....altogether a very good parish.
And Ahnod and his kids show up on occasion...he is really short, maybe about five-six with boots on.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I'm confused Tom. You state that my sources are correct, but then you state that St. Monica's is a vibrant, family oriented place... altogether a very good parish.

How can someplace that's "family oriented" and "a very good parish" also condone (if not advocate) a lifestyle that The Holy Bible describes as an abomination to God; Holy Mother The Church describes the act as intrinsically evil, and even the orientation as grave moral disorder.

Somethin' ain't jivin', bro. That don't sound vibrant, family oriented, nor very good. No matter how much lipstick one puts on a pig... well, you know where I'm going with that.

Oh, and Ahnold shows up? The same Ahnold that's in favor of butchering unborn babies? Lemme guess, I'll bet he rcv's Holy Communion, right?

If one desires "very good, vibrant, and family oriented" activities... go camping.

If one really desires worshipping God Almighty, I strongly suggest a Tridentine Latin Mass.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Sprocket said...

I read: the parish is also a vibrant, family oriented place, with a school and High School,....altogether a very good ... business.

I'm not a Catholic, but I am as miffed as the Caveman by seeing such a thing condoned and approved in a local fellowship.

This kind of stuff needs to be put out of the Church (entirely - BOTH in Catholic and Non-Catholic circles).

I appreciate and applaud your stance on holiness.

12:30 PM  
Blogger tom said...

you have a point about "the governator"...I can't say I agree with the reception of communion by those who publicly profess pro-choice positions...however, as to those with homosexual leaning...we really do not know what is in their hearts...
Jesus does not condemn the sinner, but the sin, if I'm not mistaken..
and their presence, which some may say is a contradiction, does not take away from the other good things that this particular parish offers.
Maybe allowing a place for them to worship will turn their lives from immoral practice, and prompt them to reconciliation and return to the correct life that the Church expects of them.
After all, didn't Our Lord have dinner at the tax collectors table?

12:47 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Interesting points you raise, Tom...

I'll address them one point at a time;

however, as to those with homosexual leaning...we really do not know what is in their hearts...

You're absolutly right concerning inward dispensation, Tom. And with what you stated, common sense also can tell us of the outward dispensation of one. You may not know if I find pornography sinful, but if I walk around with a t-shirt with a naked woman splashed in the front of it, that gives a fairly good idea of how I feel on the subject.

Jesus does not condemn the sinner, but the sin, if I'm not mistaken..

Again, you're absolutely right, to a point. Jesus never forgave unrepentant sinners. Those who remain obstinant in sin have the fires of hell to look forward to.

and their presence, which some may say is a contradiction, does not take away from the other good things that this particular parish offers.

Pollutants. Period. What good is a mouth watering beef stew if the mixing spoon has dog feces on it? 99% of what's in the pot is simply an excellent meal.... but would you eat it?

Maybe allowing a place for them to worship will turn their lives from immoral practice, and prompt them to reconciliation and return to the correct life that the Church expects of them.

Tom, do you really think these individuals are being told that what they're doing is sinful... or are their sinful acts being "accepted" as legitimate and correct? Think about it, bro... why is a lesbian website describing your parish as "gay and lesbian friendly"?

After all, didn't Our Lord have dinner at the tax collectors table?

Yep, He sure did... knowing darn good and well that said tax collector would renounce his evil ways forever.

1:08 PM  
Blogger tom said...

Thanks for your responses. I appreciate the dialogue.
Since I am not omniscient, I can only hope (and pray,when I remember to) that the sinners at St. Monica, be they gay or otherwise, see the error of their ways.
As well as pray for both of us, to the same end.
Have a safe and worthwhile 2006.
Tom

3:23 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Absolutely Tom!

And may God bless you and yours. Please feel free to swing on back to The Lair anytime ya want!

3:38 PM  

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