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Boston archdiocese allows ‘gay pride’ Mass, and….. June 9, 2011

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, episcopate, General Catholic, North Deanery, scandals, sickness, Society.

……Matt Archbold pretty succinctly nails how I view the Faith:

A parish in Boston is holding a Mass in celebration of Boston’s Pride month. I’m not kidding.

Homosexual acts are a sin and pride is one of the seven deadly sins. So one parish in Boston decided to put the two together! What could go wrong?!

I’m quoting from the bulletin of St. Cecilia’s:

The Rainbow Ministry of Saint Cecilia Parish invites all friends and supporters of the LGBT community to a Mass in celebration of Boston’s Pride Month. The liturgy will take place on Sunday evening, June 19, at six o’clock, with a reception following. The theme of the liturgy, “All Are Welcome,” honors Christ’s message of hope and salvation to all people. We will also celebrate the diverse community that finds its home at Saint Cecilia and acknowledge, in a special way, the generous and warm welcome extended to the members of the Jesuit Urban Center in 2007. The Mass will be celebrated by Father John Unni and concelebrated by several of the priests who faithfully ministered at the Jesuit Urban Center for many years. Please plan to attend this special liturgy and support the diversity that makes Saint Cecilia such a special place.

Something tells me the homily won’t be quoting much from the Catechism unless there’s a serious misreading of “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF”.

But what’s next, a “friends with benefits” Mass? How about a “Masturbator” Mass? (Although the sign of peace might be a little weird, huh?) Seriously. Why not just have Mass celebrating all sorts of sins?

I don’t want a religion that accepts me for who I am. I know who I am and am unimpressed. I want a religion that calls me to be better than I am even as I resist it.

I hope that our episcopal leadership, when feeling indignation at the doubt sometimes expressed at their various proclamations, understands that it is situations like this that feed that doubt.  How can this be happening at a Catholic parish?  Under what other circumstances does the Church ‘celebrate’ sin?

This is tragic.


1. Steve B - June 10, 2011


This is much more than tragic – it is SACRILEGE !

Holy Mass is supposed to be primarily aimed toward the worship of God (and NOT the celebration of the community!) via the re-presentation of Christ’s Perfect Sacrifice on Calvary.

And, why did He offer Himself as that Perfect Sacrifice? Because of our SINS.

So, to celebrate one’s objectively sinful lifestyle and to unite it to the Perfect Sacrifice of Christ goes way beyond the pale.

For those who will be participating in this sacrilegious Liturgy at St. Cecilia parish in Boston, I hope the words of Our Savior in Luke 23:34:

“Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”

And, for Archbishop Sean Patrick O’Malley to allow this to happen is utterly scandalous to the Church….

Pax et benedictiones tibi, per Christum Dominum nostrum,

Steve B
Plano, TX

2. KSF - June 11, 2011


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