Skip to comments.SAN FRANCISCO: Most Holy Redeemer at crossroads
Posted on 08/16/2012 9:15:32 AM PDT by SmithL
Most Holy Redeemer is at a crossroads. The Catholic church in the Castro district has arguably the largest gay parish in the nation, and controversial new decisions have members worried about leadership, policies - even that the church might be shut down.
And it all began with drag queens.
When the archdiocese refused to allow drag queens to serve as emcees for charity events at the church's community hall, it fed rampant paranoia about antigay sentiment. The decision was initially blamed on incoming Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage who has been championed by extreme conservative Catholic groups. Some read the drag-queen ban as a calculated slap in the face.
Cordileone doesn't start his new job until October, but clearly the issue is bigger than drag queens at a fundraiser. The decision calls into question the responsibility of a church in the community, of the acceptance of all walks of life and the tenets of religion.
"Paranoia is very high," said Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents the district. "There are a lot of gay people for whom this religion is very important. It's just very, very sad."
Even the possibility of closing the church, despite its illustrious San Francisco history, seems real.
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It should also be said that some of the gay groups that have been using the hall have gone way over the top. Several years ago the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence featured a drag queen known as Peaches Christ, who waved a crucifix shaped like a dildo. Even longtime gay parishioners thought that was too much.
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Known to the rest of the normal world as "Catholic". The perverts have been running rampant at this parish and need to choose to either be gay or Catholic (or more generally Christian). The two lifestyles are mutually exclusive
Better to close it down rather than to accept this hedonistic attitude .
A Catholic Church filled with flamers is to spit in the face of God.
No freaking way he represents the Castro district with that name.
Of course Uranus Terrace is just to the north and above the Castro.
Hopefully Scott Wiener doesn't live on Uranus Terrace.
And pray for the new Archbishop, too!
Really, you don't say? A bit of truth slips into the article? WOW!
But not so important that it would cause you to avoid drag queens waving dildo-shaped crucifixes.
" too much"
Do you think. What was allowed before this point. How do you get to point A then point B. What do they really believe? It's like they make it into their own image.
And pray for the new Archbishop, too!
**The decision was initially blamed on incoming Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage ... Cordileone doesn’t start his new job until October,,,**
WILL do! Bishop Cordileone is wonderful. Rocco Palmo called him **B16’s “Bombshell By the Bay” **
If Church is important then one should at least try to turn away from sin.
“But not so important that it would cause you to avoid drag queens waving dildo-shaped crucifixes. “
In a church no less!
Someone please tell me how this parish got to this in the first place?!?!
The Catholic Church, if it’s worth its salt at all, will withdraw from every liberal bastion on the West Coast and let them wallow in whatever hell they’ve created of their own will.
An ungrammatical hodgepodge of slogans - I can't even tell what it's supposed to mean. Progressives at work.
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