Save the Date: Sunday, June 29th
Join the LGBT Ministry as we participate in the Seattle Pride Parade.
You are invited to join St. Joseph’s LGBT Ministry in a ministry of presence. For three years, as a community ignited by the Eucharist to love and serve, we have been the Catholic presence at Seattle’s LGBT Pride Parade. It is a wonderful way to be a sign and presence of faith, hope, and love in the community. Please join us whether you are an ally, a parent or sibling of someone who identifies as LGBT, or are a member of the LGBT community, all are welcome. The larger the numbers the more the community will feel blessed by the love of Christ. Join us Sunday, June 22nd, after the 5:30PM Mass, for an informational session on where and when to meet for the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th.
If you have questions and can not attend the informational session please contact Meghan Mayo at email@example.com.
Gay and Catholic?The St. Joseph LGBT Ministry is seeking nominees to serve on its steering committee to help discern direction, set goals, and plan social and spiritual events. Through this ministry LGBT Catholics work together to build community among gay Catholics within the parish and beyond, to ensure all people find St. Joe's a welcoming place to nourish their souls. If you are interested in serving, or want to nominate someone, please contact Deacon Steve at 206-965-1646 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection (CCC 2359).
And here is Fr. Whitney at the 2013 Seattle Gay Pride Parade shouting and waving and snapping photos of the perversions we see in the above images. Apparently Father likes what he sees and wants to keep the images to fondly look back on for years to come. Why else take photos?
|*I wonder what photos Fr. Whitney is taking for his personal photo albums?*|
Fr. John Whitney, S.J.: The pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, on Capitol Hill, made national headlines in the fall campaign by suggesting that there's a higher authority than church hierarchy. After Archbishop J. Peter Sartain delivered a broadside against same-sex marriage, Whitney issued an "e-blast" saying that Sartain's words should be respectfully considered, but in light of the "call to conscience" and "authority never supplants conscience." Whitney, a Jesuit, led discussions about this at St. Joe's, and supported America's embattled nuns: Sartain leads a team of three bishops charged by the Vatican with making the sisters toe the line. A big "Support the Sisters" march was organized in a meeting room at the Capitol Hill church.
Why has he been allowed to continue to support perversion?
- Scandal—Scandal is an attitude or behavior that leads another to do evil. If someone is deliberately lead into a grave offense, that person’s tempter commits a grave sin (CCC 2284 and 2285). Jesus said, "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea" (Matthew 18:6).
“Courage is a spiritual support group for men and women who struggle with homosexual feelings. Members embrace the lasting freedom and joy – but also the cross – of chastity, in accordance with the Catholic Church’s teaching on sexuality.”
...it does not seem to enforce what it preaches. The Archdioceses says one thing, while its parishes do another. Just who is in charge of protecting and promoting the Faith to the people?
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner