Same heresy... different day
Oh, hell (emphasis on the hell)... here we go again. I've posted about Presider Richard "Let's Get Nekkid*" Rohr in the past, and it looks like he's up to his old tricks again. The direct spiritual descendant of both Judas and Martin Luther has been invited to South Sodom for Phony-Baloney Mahony's Orgasmatron '09.
Here's some of the article from The California Catholic Daily; (Emphasis mine)
Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr plans swing through California in February
Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr, known for his special ‘initiation rites’ for men, liturgical ‘innovations,’ use of the enneagram and teachings on eco-spirituality, will be making stops in Coronado and San Francisco before heading to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in late February, where he has become a regular fixture at the annual event.
Fr. Rohr is scheduled to be in Coronado on Feb. 20 and 21, where he will conduct a conference at the Coronado Community Church, which describes itself as “a community-oriented, non-denominational Christian church” that is “not bound by dogma, ritual, or tradition.”
Fr. Rohr, 66, is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which offers retreats that aim to provide something of a rite of initiation for men. The Center, however, is not committed to a specifically Catholic initiation ethos. Its web site notes that the Center’s philosophy includes the belief “in a universal message of love and faith that transcends the boundaries of race, nation, culture, gender, economics/class, politics, sexual orientation and religious differences.”
Following the Coronado and San Francisco appearances, Fr. Rohr will head to the 2009 Los Angeles Religious Education Conference, scheduled at the Anaheim Convention Center from Feb. 26 through March 1. The conference is sponsored by the Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
“Visit us at the CAC booth, # 310,” says the Center for Action and Contemplation web site. Fr. Rohr is scheduled to offer two workshops at the conference: “The Emerging Church” and “The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.”
Rohr’s teachings have been questioned by some within the Church, who point to his affiliation with the dissident group Call to Action, his position on the morality of homosexuality, and his use of the enneagram.
At the 2007 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Fr. Rohr celebrated a “general liturgy” in a ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center. The processional hymn was “Christ Be Our Light,” accompanied by bongo drums. Liturgical dancers carried large, flowing banners down each of the aisles in the ballroom. Reaching the front of the ballroom, the dancers stood along either side of the podium, twirling the giant banners.
Fr. Rohr made no sign of the cross as he began the liturgy, and the offertory procession began with two women waving banners, followed by two liturgical dancers carrying a white tablecloth, followed by others who carried the hosts in large wicker breadbaskets and the wine in glass and plastic pitchers.
Fr. Rohr also changed some of the prayers of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. For example, opening the preface, he prayed, “Father and Mother God...” He prefaced the Our Father by saying, “and now, knowing we are more one than we are many, though we come from different places and races, we all share the same Father-Mother God.”