Priest comes under heavy fire for preaching the Truth to souls! August 26, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Holy suffering, It's all about the $$$, manhood, persecution, priests, sanctity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
A priest in the Diocese of Peoria, Ill has drawn ire for a supposedly “anti-gay” letter he sent to all people residing in the zip code that most corresponds with his parish boundaries. Fr. Timothy Sauppe’, in great charity, advised all souls – even those that are not Catholic, but being the pastor over which he has spiritual responsibility nonetheless – of the great evil of pseudo-sodo-marriage and the Catholic duty to resist this false, government-imposed redefinition of marriage.
Naturally the people and especially the media there just freaked out, labeling him a bigot and calling him every name imaginable, all for sending this very mild reminder to all the souls in his charge:
I’m sorry, but how is any of this “anti-gay?” Apparently, anything that disagrees with even the most outrageous, radical notion of the perverse community is now “anti-gay.” All the good priests says – and he is a rare priest for having true pastoral concern not merely for the active members of his parish but for all those who live within the parish boundaries, Catholic or not – is that the Church does not condone pseudo-sodo-marriage and neither does he, and that we have a right to oppose this imposition. He also says something completely unremarkable, that children have a right to both a natural mother and father, and should not be used as pawns in revolutionary social causes and experiments. He invites all to the saving Grace of Jesus Christ…….I’d call this a wonderfully charitable, concerned, and truly pastoral letter.
But the denizens of Westville, Ill, and even many self-described Catholics, apparently feel quite differently about the matter:
Father Timothy Sauppé sent the letter to residents with a 61883 zip code on Aug. 11 “in order to evangelize and protect St. Mary’s Catholic Church from future attack,” according to the church’s website. Sauppé was not available to comment when Commercial-News reached out to him Thursday.
The same flyer also names seven local organizations as sponsors and lists upcoming community events, including a Community Tent Revival “led by a Black Robed Regiment member” and upcoming Labor Day events in Westville.
Westville Lions Club President and village trustee member Darren VanDuyn wants to ensure the community that the message does not represent Westville, the businesses and organizations listed on the flyer, or the upcoming Labor Day Celebration sponsored by the Lions Club.
“I was furious because we are a diverse group of people and I didn’t want to be tied to this belief that we don’t all share this opinion of,” VanDuyn said. [OK, Mr. Van Duyn, you advertise in the parish bulletin for years, but why is that?]
VanDuyn said he was mostly concerned that the flyer would hurt the Lions Club Labor Day Celebration – the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. [Oh, I see. Money. Got it. Money more important than salvation]
“The flyer lists the Labor Day event and as you can see from Facebook posts from people, it’s very damaging,” VanDuyn said. “We wouldn’t be able to help the community and do what we do if we don’t make money from that event and I would hate for this [flyer] to ruin it.” [All that “good” you are doing is utterly undone by tolerating this great perversion in your midst, and actively opposing the priest who is trying to save souls. Like so many organizations like this, they lose sight of the real purpose of whatever good they think they are trying to achieve, and it becomes all about the money – more than last year, always more! I must say even certain Catholic fraternal organizations tend to fall into this common trap. How about subordinating your perceived temporal good for the supernatural good of souls, something of infinitely greater value?]
………Sauppé has recently published an article onCatholic-church.org entitled “The Merging Swarm: Identifying and Preparing for the Homosexual Agenda,” where he refers to the President as “Barack Hussein Obama” [um, that’s his full name, much like many called the previous president George W. Bush, but the media hate the obvious muslim connotation to that name and don’t want it broadcast] and refers to anyone who supports gay marriage as a “homosexualist.” The article is linked to St. Mary’s website. [I thank God for a true shepherd such as this.]
“I know a lot of good people from St. Mary’s and Sauppé’s opinions just don’t represent the church as a whole,” VanDuyn said. “This is the action of one individual. Throw the flyer away and be done with it.” [So what? So he hasn’t gotten through to a number of people, that’s too bad for them, because he speaks the Truth Christ has revealed through His Church. There have always been Judases and heretics, that is our fallen nature.]
VanDuyn encourages the community to attend the Labor Day events that are sponsored by the Lions Club. Margaritaville, an annual event in Westville held on Labor Day weekend, is a separate event sponsored by St. Mary’s.
“I just hope that this doesn’t affect our attendance. We have a lot of great things planned for that weekend. [Man this guy is just really hung up on the $$$]
Sauppé told the Commercial-News on Tuesday he felt he needed to inform the public the Supreme Court ruling gave churches the right to continue to advocate against same-sex marriage.
“This was a dual-purpose letter with community events on one side and a public notice on the other,” Sauppé said “As pastor, I’m not only over Catholics, but I’m over everyone within my parish boundaries and a lot of those people don’t know about the other side to this issue. [All true. But the for the millions who have bought into the mass psycho-sexual rationalization surrounding sodomy, fornication, pornography, divorce, abortion, etc., the mere reminder of the Truth is incredibly painful and must be stamped out of existence at all costs]
“So I was doing a public service to them by explaining that we have a constitutional right not to condone [same-sex marriage].”……
……Sauppé said he didn’t think the message was political.
“I’m trying to reach the people who aren’t Catholic who oppose this for religious or philosophical reasons because same-sex marriage goes against the natural law,” Sauppé said. “If they oppose me and St. Mary’s for speaking out in the public square, that would make them a religious bigot.” [Good turnaround. If they’re going to call us bigots for being faithful Catholics, we can call out their anti-Christian bigotry]
This priest is under heavy fire for his sending out this letter. Perhaps tying organizations to the letter without their explicit approval was imprudent, but we can also see how so many mainstream organizations like the Lion’s Club and many others have contributed to the collapse of Western culture through their single-minded pursuit of their own interest rather than standing for the true greater good.
Judging from the parish website and some articles he has written (here and especially here) this is a far-above average orthodox Novus Ordo priest. God bless him. We need so many more like him. I pray he find his way to offering the Traditional Latin Mass, but other than that, he seems an exceptional pastor willing to speak the truth in season and out, and to suffer the repercussions that may come. He has received some very nasty comments for having to close the parish school due to lack of attendance and for being, um……Catholic, but that’s the state of the Church today, where so many have fooled themselves into believing that being Catholic is just one of many lifestyle choices one can choose to self-apply, but which carries no onus regarding behavior or belief, and damn you if you try to tell them they’re not! Pastors like this are red meat for katholycs who believe what the TV/media tells them to believe and who don’t want their enormous rationalizations challenged. He deserves support.
You can write to him here if you want to send a brief message of support. I sent him one.