Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Gay parishes

The Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish at Pride 2006... oh dear!From their website:

Most Holy Redeemer Parish, located at 100 Diamond Street (at 18th Street) has existed as the Roman Catholic religious center of the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco since 1900. Located just 2 blocks from the heart of the historic Castro district, the parish reflects the diversity and excitement of the surrounding neighborhood.

MHR prides itself in being an inclusive Catholic community -- embracing all people of good faith -- Catholics as well as those people interested in learning about the Catholic experience -- regardless of their background, gender, race, social status or sexual orientation.

Mission Statement

Most Holy Redeemer Parish is a Christian Community in the Roman Catholic tradition. The parish draws people from isolation to community, from searching to awakening, from indifference to concern, from selfishness to meaningful service, from fear in the midst of adversity to faith and hope in God.

The community of Most Holy Redeemer shares God's compassionate love with all people. The parish offers a spiritual home to all: senior citizens and youth; single people and families; those who are straight, gay and lesbian; the healthy and the sick, particularly persons with HIV disease.

As a parish community, we celebrate God's loving presence in our lives. In worship and sacrament, especially the Eucharist, we are nurtured and challenged to extend God's kingdom of justice, truth, love and peace by growing in the spirit of Jesus, the Most Holy Redeemer.

Roman Catholic tradition...?


only moniker said...

That's just Sick and Wrong

That has no place in Any Catholic Church.

Come on someone get mad at me, call me homophobic or whatever...

It's just not natural, sorry to be graphic here, but who in their life has tried to stick to puzzel pieces together that will never fit together? Not since you were a kid eh? Well some people just don't seem ever to grow up.

Joee Blogs said...

Is this in communion with Rome?

Edmund Blackadder said...

What about care for the stranger, the outcasts. Did'nt Jesus touch the lepers and visit them, even though it was forbidden. How about some compassion!

LYL said...

the parish reflects the diversity and excitement of the surrounding neighborhood.

Oh, for the love of God!!!

The only diversity most 21st Century westerners are interested in is the diversity of sin.

The Church herself (not just one particular parish) is a hospital for sinners and as such is open to all. The Church cares about all people, no matter where they're at. Doesn't mean it condones all our actions though.

I think participation in the Pride march is likely to be sending the wrong idea, ultimately. And that's not helpful, nor "compassionate."

Cypressus III said...

Somebody kill me now

Anonymous said...

The Mission Statement that you cut and pasted from this church is entirely consistent with current teaching from the catholic church.

It is even entirely consistent with the views of the Catholic Truth Society in their booklet on homosexulaity, not an organization noted for being radical or liberal...