categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  Illustrations For The Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  Environment/Science
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
 
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Human/Animal Rights Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020 - 6:54:59 AM


Accommodating Homosexuality Makes ‘better Catholics,’ Priest Insists at ‘Pride Mass’
By Doug Mainwaring
Jun 30, 2020 - 5:33:58 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/accommodating-homosexuality-makes-better-catholics-priest-insists-at-pride-mass

Despite gay 'Pride' events being canceled from coast to coast due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Joseph Tobin permitted an LGBT 'Pride Mass' to be conducted in his archdiocese.

 

 

Featured Image
OUR LADY OF GRACE & ST. JOSEPH - HOBOKEN / YOUTUBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the third year in a row, the "Annual Pride Mass in support of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters" was held on Sunday at the merged parishes of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The Mass, which was livestreamed on YouTube, seems to show sparse attendance. Rainbow-colored banners lined the sanctuary.

The Archdiocese of Newark resumed Sunday Masses on June 21 after three months of suppression due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current "Phase Three" directives require churches to restrict their attendance to 25 percent of capacity or fifty people, whichever is lower, with all who enter the churches required to wear face coverings among other mandatory "social distancing" dictates.

Previously, the archdiocese had suppressed not only the Mass, but also baptisms, funeralsconfessions, and last rites.

Pastor Fr. Alexander Santora delivered an overtly political homily, condemning Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump for allowing "their personal prejudices or political needs to override their oath of office to protect the people they serve" - i.e., gay, lesbian, and transgender-identifying individuals.


 

 

Image
Advertisement on Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph's website.

 

 


Santora was quick to link the death of George Floyd and the protests and riots it has spawned to what he sees as ongoing discrimination within the Church against LGBT-identifying Catholics. The priest seeks nothing less than the normalization of homosexual and trangender identity and relationships.

"LGBT individuals are welcome and need to share their stories so stereotypes die and human beings emerge who desire what anyone in life wants: to love and be loved and accepted as they are," insisted Santora.

"This is a nascent movement, and there are many in the Church opposed to gay accommodation," he asserted. "More pastoral outreach and discussion are needed to break down walls. There is a need to minister together and to see each other as brothers and sisters without any labels in places around the world, though repression is still strong."

SUBSCRIBE to LifeSite's daily headlines

"There is no new life without casting aside the old," said Santora. "This is happening in the Church as we listen to our LGBT brothers and sisters and make our churches hospitable to all, especially those who have been on the margins not by their own choice."

"Just as with the reforms of political systems will be ongoing, so will the church's mission and ministry to the LGBT members, but with the difference," he said, again attempting to draw a connection to the African-American struggle for civil rights.

"In the 1960s under the leadership of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., blacks led the march for freedom and equality," said Santora. "We let go of any racist tendencies. So too with LGBT rights and concerns."

"We jettison the old prejudice and celebrate pride in our LGBT community because we then become better people and better Catholics," he concluded.

During his homily as well as in an opinion piece he penned for NJ.com published the same day, Santora praised "Outreach 2020: Catholic Leaders Speak with the LGBTQ Community," a 43-minute video hosted by Fr. James Martin, S.J., produced after a conference by the same name to have taken place at Fordham University this month had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

The video includes messages from Santa Fe archbishop John C. WesterBishop John Stowe, OFM Conv.; Fr. Bryan Massingale; and Sister Jeannine Gramick, S.L.; all of whom have notoriously departed from Church teaching to push for the normalization of homosexuality and trangenderism within Catholicism.

Concerning Gramick, a co-founder of the dissident "New Ways Ministry" in Maryland, Santora wrote, "She has been threatened and badgered by the Vatican for her pioneering ministry and hasn't given up."

"Gay discrimination lives in the Catholic church," said Santora, who seemed surprised that the Archdiocese of Detroit had recently "told a parish group formed to support families of LGBTQ Catholics and any Dignity groups that they could not hold events on church property." He seemed to question the bishop's characterization of Fortunate Families as offering "a competing vision" of Church teaching.

Pro-LGBT history of Cardinal Tobin's archdiocese

In May 2017, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally received a group of individuals identifying as LGBT at Newark's Cathedral-Basilica of the Sacred Heart in conjunction with an inaugural "LGBT Pilgrimage" to the cathedral. Tobin had said he was delighted to welcome the LGBT group and personally approved their flyer for the event.

When asked at the time by the New York Times if he should have taken the opportunity at the event to call the "LGBT pilgrims" out of sin, he responded, "That sounds a little backhanded to me."

Tobin, a 2016 Pope Francis appointee to the cardinalate, is among a handful of Church leaders to endorse LGBT-affirming Father James Martin's controversial Building a Bridge book.

In 2018, following six priests having anonymously reported a homosexual subculture in the Newark archdiocese, the cardinal sent the priests of his archdiocese a letter encouraging them to remain silent if the media were to try to contact them. He also denied that anyone "has ever spoken to me about a ‘gay sub-culture' in the Archdiocese of Newark."

The Archdiocese of Newark is one of the New Jersey dioceses that paid settlements to former priest victims of disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of Tobin's predecessors. Questions remain about who in the U.S. Church hierarchy knew about McCarrick's predation of boys and men.

The Catholic Church holds that same-sex attraction is disordered and that homosexual acts are sinful. Church teaching states that "homosexual persons are called to chastity" (CCC 2359), which is also what its teaching says about all people, since sexual relations are reserved for marriage, which is between a man and woman (CCC 2360).

To respectfully express concern about the pride Mass:

Church of Our Lady of Grace
400 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-659-0369

Email olgrace@optonline.net

Archdiocese of Newark
171 Clifton Avenue
P.O. BOX 9500
Newark, NJ 07104

(973) 497-4000


[Colour fonts and bolding added.].

Keep this news available to you and millions more

Your gift will spread truth, defeat lies, and save lives




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2020 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Human/Animal Rights
Latest Headlines
Wokeness: The return of Medieval madness
Irish Forces Head Chaplain Backs LGBTI Pride
Learn From The Past: History Offers Clues Into Israel's West Bank Annexation
A 1,500% SURGE in Child Abuse and it’s Probably Under-counted: the brutal, hidden cost of lockdown that should alarm the world
VIDEO: The 2020 Economic Crisis. Global Poverty, Unemployment and Despair
Russia Says 'Yes' To Traditional Marriage Belief in God
‘Grossly Unconstitutional’: California Ban on Singing at religious ceremonies stokes Outcry as Protests Continue to Draw Thousands
Questions for lockdown apologists
Rapper Lord Jamar: Black Lives Matter ‘Not Our Movement,’ ‘Given To Us By George Soros’
You’re Already Paying Reparations, But the Money’s Not Going to Black America
Protests in Johannesburg as Oxford University Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Begin in Africa
Then They Came for Jesus
A Conflict of Visions on the Supreme Court
UK Abortion Lobby Pushes Amendments to Decriminalize Abortion
U.N. Human Rights Council Silences Cuban Dissident Condemning ‘Modern-Day Slavery’
Black Entrepreneur Develops Hemp Farming Co-Op to End Systemic Racism in American Agriculture
Twitter Ditches "Offensive" Non-Inclusive Terms Such As "Whitelist", "Man Hours" And "He, Him, His"
UK Denying Maduro Access to Venezuelan Gold is not only THEFT, it’s MURDER of London’s Reputation as Trusted Financial Center
TIFFANY FITZHENRY -FORMER DISNEY STAR BELLA THORNE: GETTING MOLESTED FROM [THE AGE OF] 6-14... ...
Transgender Ideology Has ‘Corrosive Impact’ on Society, Claims Study