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Disinvited (Archbishop cancels Advent speakers at ‘gay-friendly’ San Francisco parish)
California Catholic ^ | 12/19/11

Posted on 12/20/2011 7:35:51 PM PST by markomalley

The scheduled appearances of several controversial speakers for a series of Advent Vespers services at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer parish have been called off on orders of Archbishop George Niederauer.

Archbishop Niederauer called Most Holy Redeemer pastor Fr. Steve Meriwether before the first speaker in the series was scheduled to appear on Nov. 30 and asked him to cancel the engagements, George Wesolek, director of archdiocesan communications and public policy, confirmed in an email to California Catholic Daily.

“The Archbishop felt that Vespers (a prayer of the church) should reflect the themes of Advent,” said Wesolek.

According to the homosexual-oriented newspaper the Bay Area Reporter, the archbishop’s decision led to the cancellation of at least three Advent speaking engagements at Most Holy Redeemer -- those of retired Episcopal Bishop Otis Charles on Nov. 30, Rev. Jane Spahr on Dec. 14, and Rev. Roland Stringfellow on Dec. 21.

On Nov. 22, California Catholic Daily reported on the scheduled appearance of Bishop Charles at Most Holy Redeemer. Shortly after retiring, the Episcopalian prelate announced publicly he was a homosexual, left his wife and family after 42 years to move from Utah to San Francisco, and ‘married’ Felipe Sanchez Paris in a ceremony at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

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KEYWORDS: catholic; homosexualagenda
Didn't think Niederauer had it in him.

Come to think of it, I still don't. He must have gotten pressured from above.

1 posted on 12/20/2011 7:35:53 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Married a dude named Sanchez? You can’t make this stuff up.

2 posted on 12/20/2011 7:45:40 PM PST by TheZMan (
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To: markomalley
Niederauer replaced Levada. Levada now has the position Pope Benedict had before he became Pope.
San Francisco needed someone with backbone. Niederauer seems to have it.
3 posted on 12/20/2011 8:14:28 PM PST by cloudmountain
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Wasn’t Niederauer from the St Paul, MN diocese?
If so, he’s the one who barred the rainbow sash desecrants from receiving communion. I think he also had some words with the Saint Joan of Arc parish, which is heretical by any Christian standard (liberation theology, social justice, one of the speakers was that Cynthia McKinney), and of course no Gospel, save some corruption that says “go and sin some more”.

4 posted on 12/20/2011 8:22:35 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Wasn’t Niederauer from the St Paul, MN diocese?

No, that's Nienstedt.

5 posted on 12/21/2011 1:22:20 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: Fred Hayek
You can Google Niederauer and see his background...from the Diocese of San Francisco:

The patron of our city and our Archdiocese, St. Francis of Assisi, modeled true Christian discipleship quite powerfully, especially in his concern for the poor and all those in need. We are called to follow his example toward all different kinds of poverty and neediness.
The Catholic Church here takes a leading role in response to these challenges, and will continue to do so.
Our patron, St. Francis, also said, on one occasion, 'Always preach the Gospel. When necessary, use words.' I have spoken more than enough words, and it is now time for deeds. I joyfully commit myself to serve the people of this Archdiocese as effectively as God's grace strengthens me to do.
May God bless all of you,
Most Rev. George H. Niederauer

About the Archbishop
Ordained to the priesthood: Apr. 30, 1962, for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Named a Prelate of Honor (Msgr.): 1984 Named eighth bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City: Nov. 3, 1994
Ordained Bishop of Salt Lake City: Jan. 25, 1995
Named eighth Archbishop of San Francisco: Dec. 15, 2005
Date of birth: June 14, 1936
Place of birth: Los Angeles
Family: Bishop Niederauer was the only child of George and Elaine Niederauer
• Attended St. Catherine’s Military Academy, Anaheim, 1946-1950
• Graduated from St. Anthony’s High School, Long Beach, 1954
• Attended freshman year at Stanford
• Earned Bachelor of Philosophy Degree, St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, 1959
• Earned Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Catholic University of America, 1962
• Earned Master’s Degree in English Literature, Loyola University of Los Angeles, 1962
• Earned Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Southern California, 1966
• Earned diploma from Focus on Leadership: Theological and Scriptural Studies and Spiritual Direction, Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO, 1978
• Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Utah, May 6, 2005
Ministry & Administration
2006-Present: Archbishop of San Francisco
1994-2006: Bishop of Salt Lake City
1992-1994: Co-director of Cardinal Manning House of Prayer for Priests, Los Angeles
1987-1992: Rector, St. John’s Seminary
1972-1992: Spiritual Director, St. John’s Seminary 1965-1992: Instructor, English Literature, St. John’s Seminary College (Chair, 1968-1977); Weekend and holiday ministry,
1965-1979: Saint Bernardine of Siena Parish, Woodland Hills
1979-1987: Full time instructor, Spiritual Theology, St. John’s Seminary Theologate
1976-1979: Part-time instructor, Spiritual Theology, St. John’s Seminary Theologate
1967-1974: Summer Instructor, English Literature, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles
1963-1965: Priest in residence, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Los Angeles
1962-1963: Assistant Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Claremont
Published Works
“Precious as Silver: Imagining Your Life with God” (Ave Maria Press, 2003) Hobbies Classical music, Stamp collecting, Reading, Film appreciation

6 posted on 12/21/2011 7:06:35 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: markomalley

Ok I am confused. Can’t read the whole article because it is blocked or something. I read a dec 6 life site news article earlier today where the homosexualists were praising the archbishop for allowing the homo agenda guy to give the homily nov 30?!

Here, from Life Site News :

“The Rainbow Sash Movement, which lobbies for the Roman Catholic Church to give its homosexual and transgendered members Holy Communion, says it is “encouraged” that Archbishop George Hugh Niederauer made no move to prevent the non-catholic homosexualist spokesman from delivering the homily. “We believe this is significant step in courage on the part of the Archbishop, and he should be applauded for not being panicked into canceling the planed Advent service,” they wrote.”

So the gays were praising something that never happened? The only thing I can think of is it was a press release before the fact, and the reporter didn’t catch that it didn’t go down after the fact.

It would be really cool if the bishop had a change of heart on his own, but looking at the track record I would have to say he got a call from headquarters. This is the guy who let Pelosi ignore him after they had held publicly announced meeting as concerns abortion.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 7:21:54 AM PST by Ransomed
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Re: the photograph

Ah yes, I think I remember hearing about that mass. Afterwards, when he was confronted about distributing the Eucharist under such sacrilegious circumstances, he claimed he didn’t recall seeing anyone “dressed in an unusual way.”

I have him pegged as an infiltrator.

8 posted on 12/21/2011 7:27:19 PM PST by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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