Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Today, Miami... Tomorrow, San Jose?
We can only hope

I've posted about the antics of Presider Jon Pedigo in the past. Someone needs to remind this guy what The Lord nuked Sodom and Gomorrah.

But in the meantime, know that his not only non-Catholic, but anti-Catholic views are celebrated and encouraged in the Diocese of San Jose.

Here's some of the article from The California Catholic Daily; (Emphasis mine)
“Well-established and time honored”
San Jose diocese touts secular award to ‘gay-friendly priest’ who questions tradition

Father Jon Pedigo, the ‘gay-friendly’ pastor of St. Julie Billiart Parish in San Jose who openly opposed Proposition 8 and says the current hierarchical structure of the Church is irrelevant, was given the Director’s Award by the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations on Thursday, April 22, in ceremonies at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose.

Fr. Pedigo’s award was promoted on the San Jose diocesan website, which said he “has been selected to receive the prestigious Directors' Award from the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations. Father Pedigo will be honored for his efforts in promoting positive human relations and civil rights in Santa Clara County. Father Pedigo is the Director of the Catholic Campaign for Immigration Reform for the Diocese of San Jose.”

That the diocese would promote Fr. Pedigo and the award comes as no surprise since, according to a cover story in the Silicon Valley alternative weekly MetroActive published in November 2009, “Secretly, San Jose is the most gay-friendly diocese in the nation.”

In a lengthy interview that was part of the MetroActive story, Fr. Pedigo said, “I believe that as the upper echelons of ecclesial power worry themselves with the window dressings of Christian tradition and thus fade into irrelevance, there will be a renaissance of a more 'radical' or 'root' Christian faith."
V. Sancte Josephe.
R. Ora pro nobis.


Blogger Al said...

V. Sancte Josephe.
R. Ora pro nobis.

7:44 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

Well, Pedro, you just go right ahead and think that. Bless your pointed little head.

11:43 AM  
Blogger CynicalSon said...

Even out of the evil assault on the Church, perpetrated by the insatiable sodomites that have infiltrated the priesthood with intent to destroy Truth (and decency), God is glorified. For instance, whenever I read about one of these clowns and their minions I am left in a befuddled state in which I am moved to utter such words as: “My God!” or “Jesus Christ!”

12:05 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

All this secular nonsense. A priest's job is to help us save our souls, and by so doing, save his own soul too.

Look at that ridiculous photo! I have a big pet peeve about priests wearing the stole outside the chasuble. He is disobedient to the rubrics of the GIRM, which is not surprising, given his disobedience to Church tradition, teaching, and hierarchy.

IMHO, a priest who wears his stole outside the chasuble is showing off and is a sign of something much more sinister spiritually going on inside of him.

12:23 PM  
Blogger scotju said...

The Pope should be asking, "Do you know the way to San Jose?", for hye needs to send someone with butt-kicking authority to straighten this mess out!

1:43 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

The Council fo Elvira said:
"To defilers of boys, communion is not to be given, even at death".

I like the Council of Elvira.

I don't like this protestant turd burgler.

1:44 PM  
Blogger VSO said...

His skull will make a fine brick in the roads of Hell.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous John Kasain said...

Can priests be sued for spiritual malfeasance?

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saint Joseph, patron of the Catholic Church, and particularly the Diocese of San Jose, pray for us!

1:21 AM  
Blogger CynicalSon said...

I have two questions (not comments), only one of which is relevant to this topic: (1) Is there a list on the web of clergy and famous (infamous) lay persons that adhere to modernist/liberation theology b.s.? (2) I am finishing my RCIA and I will be looking for a Latin Mass. Can anyone here tell me what I should be looking for? I live in Lexington, KY and we have a local Latin Mass, but should I be looking for SSPX (nearest is in Louisville) or something else?
I apologize in advance if the blog owner thinks this is an inappropriate place to post questions (especially off-topic) and I will fully understand if the blog owner decides not to allow its posting. I am very grateful for this blog and I draw inspiration from its members.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

No problemo!

As far as Q1 goes, in my opinion, at a minimum, at least 50% of parishes in the US are at least watered down... and I'm being VERY generous.

Q2. It's a safe bet that any Traditional Latin Mass (SSPX or otherwise) is a safe bet. I found the following for you - http://web2.airmail.net/carlsch/MaterDei/churches.htm#kentucky

But a quick internet search should get even more.

Good luck and may God bless.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Wow! A recent convert or convert-to-be interested in the Mass of the Ages. Things are looking up, perhaps, Cavey!

And may God bless you abundantly, CynicalSon.

3:56 PM  
Blogger William said...

Yes, because in my dark moments I don't think of two thousand years of powerful Church tradition and amazing men and women, but of some weird dude in San Jose willing to hug gay guys.

Eyes on the ball, boyo. Well done.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Confiteor said...

Cynical Son -

Go to your local diocesan Latin Mass and become as actively involved as you can. I don't know what your situation is, but this means attending every week with your family and/or if you are able learning to serve and putting yourself at the full service of the priest. While I have admiration for the SSPX in many respects, this war that is being fought for the heart and soul of the Church must be fought from within the institution if we are ever going to win it and the SSPX in too many ways is merely watching from the sidelines. If you have a good priest at that local diocesan Latin Mass location then he is most likely in dire need of committed men to assist him in carrying out his most essential apostalate.

Believe it or not, within every diocese there is a small group of priests (both those who say that Latin Mass and those who just commit themselves to saying a reverent Novus Ordo) who are waging this war on the front lines and who are on a daily basis taking the arrows for all of us. In most instances they are isolated, lonely, and marginalized. It is our duty as Catholic laymen to first seek out these brave men and assist them in anyway possible before we seek refuge by checking out and joining with the SSPX.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same diocese as the gay priest in charge of the Jesuit community at Santa Clara University. There is something more than a little fishy in San Jose.


6:49 AM  

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