Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another "Fruit" Of Vatican II
You know exactly what I mean

Here's the article in it's entirety from The California Catholic;

Gay Catholics come out in San Jose diocese
Bolder steps planned

Editor: The following is an excerpt from a story which appeared Nov. 8 in the Metro, the alternative paper for the Silicon Valley.

The Diocese of San Jose has long been one of the most gay-friendly Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territories in the United States. Few people know this, and many in the local Catholic community would like it stay that way.

On the orders of former Bishop Roland Pierre DuMaine and current Bishop Patrick Joseph McGrath, the diocese has been able to offer ministry and support to local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholics for more than 20 years by operating under the radar.

Recently, progressive Catholic leaders and members of the San Jose religious community are working to change this tentative approach to gay Catholic ministry.

In fact, led by (Fr. Jon) Pedigo, St. Julie Billiart Parish has developed a strong following among Silicon Valley's gay Catholics. Currently, the church's pastoral staff is considering a proposal to take even more open and bold steps toward the establishment of church-directed LGBT outreach, along with helping other parishes extend a hand to their own gay parishioners.

To read the entire Metro story, Click Here.

On Jan. 7, 2007, California Catholic Daily published a story about Fr. Pedigo -- “Father-Mother-Creator-Friend.” To read that story, Click Here.
So out of curiosity, I visited the website for St. Julies, a self-described "Diverse & Progressive Roman Catholic community".

Just on the homepage itself, "Father Jon's" picture is posted four times, and his name is typed out six times, as well a an entire section celebrating the Chief Baby-Killer himself, The South-Side Stooge.

Draw your own conclusions.

8 Comments:

Blogger JLS said...

Excellent building design! Remove all the furnishings and change the stained glass, and it'd be perfect for a hunting lodge ... or games room with bar for the barracks.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

There is so much of this crap going on in the Church today, it seems a waste of time even to post a comment. But what the hey! I will open my big mouth anyway.

Two observations:

1. We Catholics should by now have a keen appreciation for how the Protestant Reformation (or Revolt) came about, even though the specific circumstances in the 20th/21st Centuries are a bit different from the 16th Century, but only a bit IMHO.

2. Just like the 16th Century, we are again faced with poor Episcopal leadership. Imagine what the state of the U.S. Armed forces would be if the overwhelming majority of commissioned officers and NCOs are worthless as leaders.

This bishop should sh*t can this priest and all other priests who act like him. We the laity can survive without a parish priesthood if absolutely necessary, except for the diocesan bishop who if necessary can consecrate the Holy Eucharist, then have his deacons (if they aren't also worthless louts) or even instituted acolytes (men) distribute Holy Communion on Sundays to the sheep in the pews. Of course this requires that we have a bishop who is worthy of his high office.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cavey, the rest of the cavers and their families, those who frequent the Cave . . . and passers by too.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

That "church" looks like a daycare center!

4:35 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Ick.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Al said...

"Fruit" of the "Spirit of Vatican II" is right. If there was any doubt that what Bishop Nickless said about exorcizing the "Spirit of V2" this should lay them to rest.

As Jesus said, by their "fruit" you shall know them.

Ade may be right about what happenned back in the days of the Protestant Revolt/Reformation, but this still reminds me a lot of what occurred in the era of Arianism when Bishops openly rebelled against orthodox Catholc doctrine. Maybe a combo of both?

1:28 AM  
Blogger Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

A most unfortunate last name for that priest.

What should we expect from a church where the choir but not the tabernacle is in the sanctuary.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

I sure would love to see and hear more priests speak out against such priests who go against the faith and who are leading souls in the wrong direction. They need not fear anyone..except their Creator! Afterall, they ARE working for Him are they not?

1:13 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

It's outrageous! A parish should be able to "offer" any type of sandwich they want to the congregation! Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato sandwiches are very delici...Huh?...Wait...LBGT?...Oy, I'm sorry...never mind.

Seriously, talk about Comfy Catholicism! Do the loons at "Diverse & Progressive Roman Catholic communit[ies]" ever read the Bible? If they do, they probably fast-read the part where Jesus said, "Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses, and follow Me." 'Guess being lead to Calvary isn't comfy. Is it?

2:17 AM  

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