Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bad Jesuit, Worse Jesuit
When will Rome do something?

Yet another sad, sad article from The California Catholic Daily. Here's some of it; (Emphasis mine.)
“Very active in pastoral ministry to LGBTQ Catholics”
Homosexual-friendly priest named rector at Santa Clara University, will be religious superior of 40 fellow Jesuits on campus

On March 22, Santa Clara University announced that Fr. Michael Zampelli, S.J., had been named the new rector to the Jesuit community of Santa Clara University. Zampelli was appointed by Fr. General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., the superior general of the Society of Jesus in Rome.
This in and of itself, is really no big deal. Until we look a little deeper into the theological and ecclesiastical attitudes of Presider Zampelli. Tolerance of homosexuality in the priesthood, said Fr. Zampelli, “must be a temporary state of affairs that includes an acknowledgement that we are ‘on the road,’ that understanding more and becoming more understanding takes time.”

Fr. Zampelli also suggested that homosexuality must be celebrated, not just tolerated. “In this case, tolerance is unacceptable,” he said. “Why? Because, I believe deeply (along with Paul in Corinthians) that ‘I am what I am by the grace of God.’ And I believe that I have particular gifts deriving precisely from this blessed but marginalized way of being in the world. What I see clearly now is my own desire: I want to be a subject sought out and valued.”

In addition to his work at the university, Fr. Zampelli also serves on the board of directors of CALGM, the Catholic Association of Gay and Lesbian Ministries. He is the organization’s treasurer. His CALGM biography states: “Michael has been very active in pastoral ministry to LGBTQ Catholics in the Diocese of San José (SCU and the Emmaus Community) and with Dignity/San Francisco.” Dignity/San Francisco is not recognized by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, and is not allowed to meet on Church property.

The appointment of homosexual-friendly priests into positions of religious authority is a developing trend in the Jesuit California Province. Fr. Zampelli’s appointment follows that of Fr. Donal Godfrey, who in 2007 was named executive director of university ministry at the Jesuit University of San Francisco. Like Fr. Zampelli, Fr. Godfrey is active with “Dignity.” Last year, Fr. Godfrey led a workshop at the July 2009 Dignity USA convention in San Francisco. Fr. Godfrey also has been a fixture at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer, a parish deeply involved in homosexual activism, including participation in the city’s yearly Gay Pride parade. In October 2007, Fr. Godfrey presided at a prayer service (later broadcast by the BBC) celebrating homosexuality.

6 Comments:

Blogger VSO said...

Are you shittin' me?! Hasn't this idiot ever read what God Almighty has to say about queering? "It is an abomination."

12:07 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Because, I believe deeply (along with Paul in Corinthians) that ‘I am what I am by the grace of God.’ And I believe that I have particular gifts deriving precisely from this blessed but marginalized way of being in the world. What I see clearly now is my own desire: I want to be a subject sought out and valued.”

But the errant Padre apparently does not "believe deeply (along with Paul in Romans 1:24-32) . . . ."

In particular, verse 32 (referring to all kinds of immorality including homosexual):

"who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them." [Orthodox Study Bible--NT derived from NKJV]

It is time for the Pope to suppress the Jesuit Order and then purge it of its heterodox leaders and rank-and-file members. Later on, it may be possible to re-build it . . . then again, maybe not.

2:19 PM  
Blogger scotju said...

Bring on the Inquistion! I don't care if it's Polish, Spanish, or Canadian, bring it on!

3:08 PM  
Blogger CynicalSon said...

I thought it was Popeye that said, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am.” Whereas Paul was saying that all come to God by the Grace of God; here, I think we see a person that needs the Grace of God because it is clearly absent at the present time.

12:29 AM  
Blogger William said...

Obviously the kind of guy that'd applaud Adam and Eve for self-actualizing by eating that durn apple.

Sick as hell.

8:16 PM  
Blogger Left-footer said...

If I am a coprophagite, a zoophiliac, a paederast, (I'm not any of them) will he want to "celebrate" that?

I wonder what Saint Ignatius is thinking.

Maybe it's time the Jesuits were suppressed again.

12:39 PM  

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