by Connecticut Catholic Corner
***WARNING: GAY PRIDE PARADE IMAGES***
St. Joseph’s Parish in Seattle, Washington is again promoting and participating in the Seattle Gay Pride Parade.
From St. Joseph's Parish bulletin:
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.
I am HIGHLY offended they claim the reason for marching in a "gay pride" parade is because they "as a community [have been] ignited by the Eucharist". Jesus Christ, Body, Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist does NOT 'ignite' people into heretical beliefs or to support perversion. I am revolted by such a statement about my Lord in the Eucharist.
Also in the parish bulletin:
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
A “place to nourish their souls” eh?
The ONLY way to “nourish your soul” when it is in sin is to REPENT of sin (in Confession) and avoid the things that lead you back into sin. Marching in 'gay pride' parades is NOT avoiding sin.
If your Catholic parish is advertising joining gay parades it is NOT NOURISHING YOUR SOUL! It is leading you to HELL! Do not allow you or your family to be led into sin by your own Catholic priest or parish!!
There is no mention of Courage, the approved ‘welcoming place’ for LGBT Catholics on St. Joseph's parish website. Why not? Because Courage actually tells LGBT Catholics they must be celibate and live chaste lives. This is NOT what St. Joseph’s parish in Seattle tells its members nor the entire community watching their actions as they pride-fully march in gay parades while their priest, Fr. John Whitney stands in the sidelines snapping photo after photo of the debauchery marching in front of him (more on that below).
Here are some Seattle gay pride parade photos FROM the St. Joseph's parish website for all the world to see:
What message exactly does that send to the world? Does this parish send the message that LGBT people must be chaste and live celibate lives like the Church teaches?
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).
Do the parishioners in the St. Joseph's parish photos look like they believe what the Church teaches about homosexuality? Is that the message you get from seeing these images on this CATHOLIC PARISH website?
What about the images NOT shown on the parish website? What did the rest of the gay pride parade look like? What did the parishioners witness, support and participate in?
*warning: offensive images below*
Here is what St. Joseph’s parish supports and participates in…tell me if you see authentic Catholic teaching in any of these Seattle Pride Parade images (pay close attention to who is in the last photo).
|*I wonder what photos Fr. Whitney is taking for his personal photo albums?*
The local media (Seattlepi.com) took note of the heretical priest the year before for his defiance against the Church and wrote an article naming Fr. Whitney one of “Seattle’s most intriguing people of 2012”:
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.
Fr. Whitney has time and again REFUSED to listen to Archbishop Sartain.
Why hasn't he been FORMALLY disciplined?
Why has he been allowed to continue to support perversion?
A priest who defies his Bishop, the Vatican and teaches heresy should NOT BE A PRIEST!
WHY hasn't he been removed??
What is the Vatican waiting for?
More heresies to be taught to the laity?
More souls to be lost?
A good Catholic (by that I mean one who isn't a heretic and actually believes all the Church teaches) has to ask…does anyone in the Church even know what SCANDAL means any more?
- 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).
While the Archdiocese website (under the Courage/EnCourage LBGT page) clearly states...
“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.”
So far Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has done nothing to end St. Joseph’s parish from supporting and marching in gay pride parades year after year.
Another example of complete and utter FAILURE by Catholic hierarchy. Come on, get your act together! The Church has been around for more than two thousand years now and STILL we can't seem to get the Church to discipline one of Her priests!
Does anyone at the Vatican care that priests and Bishops and Archbishops are LEADING people to hell by their own actions or (and in the case of Archbishop Sartain) in-actions?
What has to happen for the Church to put an END to this? What will it take? People are going to HELL and it looks like most of the Catholic Church simply doesn’t give a damn (literally).
Where are the Godly men who are willing to FIGHT this evil? Are there any left within the Church?
Does Pope Francis care? If he does nothing he is either ignorant of the problem or does not care that souls are going to Hell under his watch.
He recently said “anyone in the mafia is excommunicated” – how about telling the clergy “any clergy supporting or participating in gay pride parades are heretics to the Faith and are stripped of their pastoral positions”? And then removing them from parishes AND forbidding them to speak publicly about it as to STOP the scandal and damage these men are creating.
Enough is enough. The Church needs to CLEAN HOUSE.
Pope Francis focuses on the money issues while souls are being lost. Get your priorities straight Holy Father, people are losing their souls because of the damage Catholic clergy are inflicting on the world with their heretical teachings.
Remove ALL the heretical priests from the Church- everyone one of them from the top down.
We might have to be a very small Church, but at least we would be a Catholic Church teaching the PURE Catholic Faith to the people.
St. Joseph’s Pride Parade Photos on the parish website: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b9tti779runpdfv/AACf3htycA-8HhkQkA8FoLtMa/2013%2006%2030%20Seattle%20Pride%20Parade
Seattle pride parade images from Google Images unless otherwise noted.