From April 8-10, the El Retiro San Iñigo Jesuit Retreat Center in Los Altos, California will host a retreat called “Feed my sheep: LGBT Lives and Call to Service.” The El Retiro website describes it as “an affirming weekend retreat for the LGBT community affording us an opportunity to relax and reflect on the Easter scriptures.” The retreat will be led by Fr. Michael Zampelli, SJ, Dr. Sheila Nelson, and Mr. Gregory Dale Schultz, a trio whose histories suggest that whatever is being affirmed won’t be the Catholic faith.
Fr. Zampelli, an open homosexual, is the Rector of the Jesuit community at Santa Clara University. He is a long-time and dedicated homosexual activist who has appeared in the pages of CalCatholic as far back as 2010 and as recently as last month. His biographical page on the Santa Clara University website includes: “Currently, Father Zampelli is working on papers exploring Jesuit performance dynamics, Jesuit attitudes toward the professional theatre, and the theatre’s spiritual functions—particularly in the lives of LGBT people and those consistently marginalized by mainstream religions.” A 2010 biography of Fr. Zampelli on the Catholic Association for Gay and Lesbian Ministry reads “Father Zampelli is the Paul L. Locatelli University Professor at Santa Clara University in the Department of Theatre and Dance where he has been teaching since 1998. A theatre historian and director, Michael has been very active in pastoral ministry to LGBTQ Catholics in the Diocese of San José (SCU and the Emmaus Community) and with Dignity/San Francisco. Michael has been a Jesuit since 1982 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1993. Currently, he serves [Catholic Association for Gay and Lesbian Ministry] as treasurer.” Fr. Zampelli has celebrated Masses in San Francisco for DignitySF. In 2006, the homosexualist Bay Area Reporter reported that Fr. Zampelli had received an award from DignitySF as a person “who (has) served the local Dignity chapter.” Because of their heretical position on homosexuality, DignitySF is not allowed to meet on any property owned by the Archdiocesan of San Francisco.
Like Fr. Zampelli, Dr. Sheila Nelson is a board member of the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministries. According to their website, she is also the organization’s vice-president. On June 25, 2012, the National Catholic Reporter had an article on the efforts of Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (then bishop of the Diocese of Oakland) to ensure that the group, based in Oakland, agree to be faithful to Catholic teaching on homosexuality. The National Catholic Reporter wrote that “in an April 12 letter to the association’s board, Cordileone stated he would ‘take public action to clarify the status of [the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministries] with regard to authentic Catholic ministry’ should they refuse to take an oath that requested that each member ‘strive to clearly present Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in its fullness’ and ‘profess personally to hold and believe, and practice all that the holy Catholic church teaches, believes and proclaims to be true, whether from the natural moral law or by way revelation from God through Scripture and tradition.’”
The National Catholic Reporter article also reported that Dr. Nelson, speaking for the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministries, refused: “The board has twice rejected the bishop’s request. ‘That you would require such an unprecedented and extensive manifestation of our consciences suggests to us that, irrespective of our pastoral effectiveness, you wish to force an end to these, admittedly difficult, conversations. You will not be receiving any signed oaths from the Board members,’ Nelson wrote in a March 29 letter, the first informing the bishop of their decision.”
The retreat’s third leader, Mr. Gregory Dale Schultz is the director of Campus Liturgy at Santa Clara University. The “Homosexuality and Catholicism” blog, created by students at Santa Clara, describes Mr. Schultz as “openly homosexual.” On March 17, 2007 The Santa Clara, the newspaper of Santa Clara University, had an article on a symposium called “Feminism, Sexuality and the Return of Religion.” The article began “Fifty students, faculty and community members attended the student-run ‘Feminism, Sexuality and the Return of Religion’ symposium Saturday, engaging in a dialogue that challenged attendees to reflect on how controversial issues impact their daily lives as participants in a Catholic university. The article then quoted Director of Campus Liturgy Schultz: “’I see no reason why women should be excluded from the ministry,’ said Director of Campus Liturgy Greg Schultz, who served as one of four panelists during the event.” Since women can be and are involved in the liturgical ministries of music, as lectors, and as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, all that Mr. Schultz can possibly be objecting to is the fact that women cannot serve as priests or deacons. The article continued: “Santa Clara’s recent annual Drag Show, put on by GASPED and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance promoted awareness of sexual and cultural issues on campus. This event, as well as the March performance of the Vagina Monologues, can function as a catalyst for discussion, said Schultz. In his 12 years on campus, Schultz said he has seen signs of hope that queer awareness has evolved, especially through the efforts of GASPED and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, but said he believes it is essential to take the next step and integrate these issues into the classroom.”
The retreat was publicized in “The Bridge” an in-house newsletter of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Affirming mortal sin in the name of “acceptance and tolerance” their skulls will pave the floor of Hell
How can they continue to abuse Catholic Church and its Teachings and Leaders, and even be allowed to claim a Catholic affiliation – let alone use of Church resources?
Arch Bishop Cordileone is entirely proper and reasonable in his position to ‘take public action to clarify the status of… with regard to authentic Catholic ministry’
The reply by a Venomously Misandrist (Hateful to Men & Boys, Masculinity & Normal Heterosexuality) per-fessor that: “The board has twice rejected the bishop’s request”
Is in itself sufficient to show they have not just made a break with the Catholic Faith, but are seeking to Abuse Church Resources to Abuse and Harm the Church and the Faithful – for partisan extremist political goals.
Did these Men Never Read the Vatican’s Own Public Teaching on what criterion disqualify an individual to properly take Holy Orders?
Criteria for the Discernment of Vocation for Persons with Homosexual Tendencies https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccatheduc/documents/rc_con_ccatheduc_doc_20051104_istruzione_en.html
necessary to state clearly… cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called “gay culture”…
– must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies”
How can Any Candidate read this document, and Not Know their chosen…
I checked out that blog. Some wicked comments from some of the interviewees. Other interviews were password-protected. God only knows what evil was expressed there.
What is going on in our Catholic Church is simply amazing. Homosexual priests like Father Zampelli SJ spreading their filth in Jesuit colleges. What a turn around from Pope Benedict XVI to an Argentinian Jesuit! Cultural Marxism finds it much easier to conquer existing institutions than build their own Communist networks. I find it amazing that with AIDS, syphilis, herpes and all, pederasts continue their triumphant sweep through our moral fabric. I will keep fighting for the Remnant of our Faith because we are the last refuge.
Are you alleging that Father Zampelli is a communist and pederast? If so, do you have evidence for these accusations?
Were not alleging anything YFC, we are shouting it loud and clear
We are taught to hate sin, but love the sinner, but this is difficult at best. It becomes all the more difficult when an event like this is planned that encourages open rebellion and wanton disregard for the teaching of the Church, that will take place on property that is owned by a religious order. In a spirit of Christian charity and concern for the salvation of souls, every Catholic should inform themselves about COURAGE and ENCOURAGE, two organizations that minister to Catholics and others with same sex attraction, and that are in keeping with the law of God and the Church by teaching and assisting in living a chaste life. May the Lord Jesus and His Blessed Mother help us all, Amen.
Does anyone in authority care anymore? The bishops fail to do what they should do. Where are all the good men?
Cardinal Pell praises Mother Angelica’s criticism of liberal Church: ‘Thank God she spoke that way’
VATICAN CITY, April 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Mother Angelica’s “withering attack” on dissenting leaders in the Catholic Church in 1993 may have been “massively imprudent,” but it was “a great witness to the Christ that we follow,” says Australian Cardinal George Pell.
“Thank God she spoke that way,” Pell said. “When I read it, I remember thinking ‘yes, she’s right.’”
I would not send my dog to Santa Clara University. How can a priest be a homosexual and push horrible mortal sin as laudable? He will be responsible for sending many to hell.
I wouldn’t send my dog to Santa Clara University, either! Makes me SICK!! God is so HOLY– and look at these irresponsible, immoral Jesuits, and their “Satanic School!” Sorry, Pope Francis (a Jesuit Pope!) but the Catholic Church ought to disband the Jesuit Order, and take the name of “Catholic” off of all its schools!
Do you really think that the ‘Catholic Church’ is capable of somehow acting independently of the Jesuit Pope to disband the Jesuit Order?
Evil Has It’s Hour but God Will Have His Day- Bishop Fulton Sheen
Address delivered on March 14th, 1943
“Why did the Apostles sleep? Men sleep when they are tired, but they never sleep when they are worried. But these men slept, and for only one reason because they were not conscious of the awfulness of the hour. They were prepared for external dangers, for Peter was sleeping with his sword. But they were not prepared against themselves. One can be armed and still be asleep- armed because one fears his enemies, asleep because he is not worried about his sins.”
The only thing to affirm for LGBT sexual practices is that: they (1) are sinful, (2) demand confession, absolution, and an intent not to sin further, and (3) their mention has no place in any Catholic space or worship. The LGBT crowd simply refuses to acknowledge that what they do sexually — everytime — is morally evil. Committing such sin means you cannot receive communion. Seek forgiveness. The silliness about “mercy” will not save the unrepentant homosexual sexual practitioner; sodomy equals damnation.
Santa Clara Hosts Transgender Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights
March 30, 2012, at 11:59 AM | By Matthew Archbold |
Santa Clara University, a Jesuit institution in California, is hosting a conference on race, sexuality, and social justice…feature as a speaker the transgender legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a pro-same-sex marriage organization.
Among the panelists at the day long conference will be Shannon Price Minter, the current legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights who also previously taught law at Santa Clara,
– Panel discussions will be held on topics including the feasibility of “authentic conversations…
Stephanie Wildman, professor of law and…
This is the same retreat house where Brother Linder, who abused William Lynch over a few years while Lynch was a kid and adolescent, lives. The Jesuits have been shielding abusers for years. This location is very fitting for this meeting.
See What type ‘men’ Santa Clara ‘honors’ – and how MISANDRY (Hatred of Men & Boys, Masculinity & Normal Heterosexuality) is The Tenure Track, leading from perfessers up to white house very strange ‘fellow’ pogroms:
Meet Obama’s Newest Trans Appointee: Attorney Shannon Minter
Shannon Price Minter, a trans (UN-MAN) and legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, was appointed Monday to a “key administration post” in President Obama’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Minter, who will now help interview and recommend “fellows” — year-long, paid assistants to senior White House staff — to…
Why is Mr. (or is it miss?) Zampelli addressed as Father? He is a heretic based on the article! Read what the saints of old said about heretics and their positions in the church. Would one think that a heretic is still a V2 priest? Well I guess in V2 Church, there are those that might think so.