The following comes from a Nov. 9 story by K.C. Reynolds.
For the first time ever, a Catholic church-approved group marched in the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade, 10 am this Sunday.
They marched under the banner, “Palm Springs LCBT Roman Catholic Community welcomes you.”
About twenty marchers all wearing blue T-shirts that had a white crucifix and the words, “LGBT Catholic Community” marched between floats promoting gay bars and Leather Men (S&M) for about six city blocks to the entrance of the Pride Festival. Some sported rainbow rosaries.
The parade started with a bevy of women reminiscent of the Dykes on Bikes on motorcycles and ended with a float promoting medical marijuana.
Events listed as part of the Gay Pride weekend included a Drag Queen Pageant, Hot, Wet & Proud Beach Party, a (marriage) Equality Concert, and parties at the CCBC (Cathedral City Boys Club) famous for “piss parties,” nudity, and causal male sex.
The parade events are under an umbrella of political organizations: the International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Coordinators (Inter Pride), the International Festival and Events Association, the International Lesbian and Gay Association, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Human Rights Commission.
This year’s Catholic marching unit was promoted and endorsed by Father John Kavcak, pastor of St Theresa Parish and mentor for Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Solitude parishes – all staffed by MSC (Missionaries of Sacred Heart) priests.
No such unusual participation could have occurred without the approval of Gerald Barnes, bishop of San Bernardino Diocese.
The San Bernardino diocese has a long history of gay priests, including the infamous sex offender (rape of a male minor), Rev. Paul Shanley, Fr. Peter Covas (former financial chancellor for Diocese with arrest record), and Archbishop Rembert Weakland (had his young gay lover in Palm Springs area).
The Catholic marchers were not the only Catholic oriented unit. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence also marched. This year they had a float with a man dressed in a collar as if
he were a priest and he was marrying two men. A man dressed as a bishop gave blessings to the couple and to the cheering parade watchers.
Most of the parade participants were older white men. However, there were some units with school children. These groups were organized by the Gay Straight Alliance Network.
Does anybody else feel the need to walk around this so-called Catholic church with a sign that reads “REPENT”?
Not in the least.
peter, No repentance of a Moral Sin like sodomy – you go straight to HELL upon death.
What do you feel like doing?
How could anyone possibly deny that the Catholic Church is riddled with sodomites? Perhaps, with God’s permission, Palm Springs will be the next fire and brimstone location. Or maybe it should be San Francisco (Archbishop Cordileone territory). How about Sacramento (Bishop Soto territory)? Name any California diocese and you will find sexual corruption, not the least of which is homosexuality.
BISHOP BARNES OUGHT TO BE FIRED AS CORPORATE SOLE,
WOULD BARNES APPROVE OF A CATHOLIC MARCHING UNIT IN A KKK PARADE?
I am so disgusted. With corrupt leadership how can we expect otherwise?
I am surprised that Fr. Kavcak was not in the parade. Maybe next year?
O Mary Conceived Without Sin Pray For Us Who Have Recourse To Thee. And Pray For Those Who Do Not Have Recourse To Thee, Especially The Enemies Of The Church.
Well, Dear Readers, here is your new Catholic Church, just like Pope Francis and his pals Cardinals Baldisseri, Dolan, Wuerl, and Abp. Forte like it. Welcoming of homosexuality, along with contraception, fornication, divorce, and abortion, are the ruination of the Church.
There is no mercy here. Do the Church Fathers think that we are stupid? What goes on now under the guise of discovery (“God is not afraid of surprises” as Francis says) is the destruction of Faith and embrace of evil. These people do not want forgiveness, but acceptance and praise for their sins (most notably the homosexuals).
The bishop within whose diocese this parade was held should be immediately sacked (under the new guidelines just established by Francis). Ditto any priest that participates in this farcical event.
But, nothing will happen. Punishment is only given out to Traditionalists. Virtually the entire German and Austrian clergy are schismatics (but they are rich), and the Vatican does nothing. And, here in the gold old USA, Abp. John Nienstedt is being directly disobeyed by a local pastor Fr. Michael Tegeder, who is permitting dissident speaker Tony Flannery to spew his apostasy even though the Archbishop has forbidden the pastor from granting this permission.
Why is this? Because the pastor knows that Francis and the Vatican are not likely to do anything about it (or if they do, it will not amount to much, except to the good Archbishop, who will likely find his career shortened by his orthodoxy).
As the USCCB is meeting in Baltimore now, wonder if it would do any good to contact them?
Probably not, as the Catholic media never asks questions about this and the various bishop offices never reply to questions about this, either. The Vatican? They seem to talk a good game, on occasion, but that it.
Between homosexuality in the Church and all the other things that the laity sees and is called upon to do, how can the bishops seriously expect us to listen to them?
Actions like this condone this grevious sin that offends God, see St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans Chapter 1 verses 27-32, it not only warns those commiting homosexual acts but also their sympathizers (supporters) such as these sinners marching in the parades and doing other homosexual support activities as well. Sad to see how they hurt God to please sinful man. Don’t get mad at me for sharing God’s message delivered by St. Paul, I am only the messenger. Pray the rosary so these misled and wayward people make straight the way of the Lord.
Since Vatican II, our Church has stated repeatedly– it will no longer trample on “human rights,” and will no longer govern itself, as it failed miserably at leadership, being “too cruel,” (which is true!) prior to Vatican II! No more leadership! And they REALLY MEAN IT!! (Not even a switch from “bad” to “good” leadership, will be offered! HORRIBLE SITUATION!!) Laymen have been falsely told, “you go out and lead.” Of course– laymen have no professional seminary background and training, and have no power, either!! The governance of the Church, by the Code of Canon Law, is all in the hands of the Pope and his bishops! So– the Church is really no longer functioning, it is “broken and not fixed,” and that’s all! We have entered a “Dark Age,” intellectually, culturally, morally, and spiritually, — similar to the Fall of Rome! Our Lady of Fatima told the truth– and nobody in the Vatican wants to listen to her! The destruction of souls is incalculable!
It is one thing to go to where they are to tend to them and it is another to celebrate what they are in all of their outrageous glory. I don’t know if Cardinal Dolan will be at the front or back of the parade, but I bet he is being set up to have his picture taken with such outlandish groups. A picture says a thousand words.
It appears those in the San Bernardino Diocese will need more masses for healing and deliverance. PRIDE-one of the most deadly sins! So, this sign should read: WE ARE CAFETERIA CATHOLIC-AND WE BELIEVE WHAT WE CHOOSE-AND WE CHOOSE DEATH! WHO CARES ABOUT THOSE WHO STOOD UP FOR CATHOLIC BELIEFS AND WERE TORTURED AND MURDERED? THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVED GOD MADE ME, SO THIS IS WHAT I AM. What happened is that homosexuality stopped being treated as a disorder from the psychological standpoint AND Bishops stopped treating it as a deadly sin. So what makes anyone think that by just saying “I’m Gay” is going to stop them from performing homosexual acts? Are they all going to be celibate and live the call to be single? It’s just another step toward apostasy. Bishop Barnes, it is really OK so say NO, even if they are big money donors! It’s about SAVING SOULS, NOT MAKING MONEY! We are keeping you in our prayers! “As an act of repentance: “When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the LORD. On that day they FASTED and there they CONFESSED, “We have SINNED against the LORD.” And Samuel was leader of Israel at Mizpah” (1 Samuel 7:6). We all can do acts of reparation for conversion of sinners (starting with ourselves). PRAY UP, CHURCH!
Some Bishops and some Priests need remedial reading on the following:
SACRED SCRIPTURE: about homosexual acts:
Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10; Jude 1:7;
St Paul – 1 Cor 11:27-30 about condemnation for receiving Holy Communion unworthily.
“CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition” – # 2357, 2358, 2359, and # 2396.
” LETTER to the BISHOPS of the CATHOLIC CHURCH on the PASTORAL CARE of HOMOSEXUAL PERSONS ”
” 15. We encourage the Bishops, then, to provide pastoral care in full accord with the teaching of the Church for homosexual persons of their dioceses.
No authentic pastoral programme will include organizations in which homosexual persons associate with each other without clearly stating that homosexual activity is immoral.
A truly pastoral approach will appreciate the need for homosexual persons to avoid the near occasions of sin. “
The final Synod Relatio left out the Scriptural teaching that homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity, BUT included what came before and what came after.
Half the truth, is not the truth.
The “welcoming” of the “Roman Catholic Community” to the “LGBT” (likely without any recourse to sanctions from the bishop or Vatican) is like the “altar girl” scandal. St. John Paul II made it as clear as he could that altar boys were what the Church endorsed and that girls would not be permitted.
Of course, over time, first the European (read German) dioceses and then more and more in America adopted this illicit practice. After a while, the Vatican would have seemed cruel to just end it immediately (although they should have done so). Then, the Vatican was forced to issue an indult permitting the practice at the agreement of the Bishop (who usually permits the pastor to set the practical rule here).
Treatment of homosexual sexualists is going the same way. As more and more homosexuals “demand” this and that “right” and as they also demand — and get — local Church acceptance and participation, it becomes much more difficult to stop it later. Of course, this assumes that the Church (read Vatican) wants to stop the practice, which is dubious. In fact, the next step is that the Church will insist that all Catholics “must” be welcoming to sodomites in all Catholic liturgies and all the rest. This is deeply disgusting, and theologically wrong. But, from what it appears from his stalking horses, Pope Francis pretty much expects this new policy to become the rule: learn to “smell the sheep” is how he put it.
Faithful Catholics, STOP putting your money into the collection basket and find good Traditional sources for your giving. WRITE to the bishops and Rome and tell them that you feel BETRAYED by the Church. And, PRAY all the time for this to change, as it will.
Remember all of this when the Bishop asks you to donate to the annual Diocesan Development Fund.
Don’t give to corrupt leadership.
The truth came out of the mouth of Cardinal Donald Wuerl today at the USCCB Conference.
Pope Francis, himself, insisted that those 3 paragraphs of the Oct 18 “Relatio Synodi” that did NOT get the required 2/3 vote remain in the Report.
The entire report will be up for discussion at the 2015 Synod including paragraphs .# 52, 53, 55.
(And the Pope has made certain that Cardinal Burke will not be invited because he did not give him a Diocese when Francis removed him as Prefect of the Signatura in the Curia. This also precludes Burke from participating in any National Conference of Bishops.)
Good article. What ever happened to AB Cordileone??
Ryan—Abp Cordeleone is in San Francisco does not oversee Palm Springs.
Cordeleone allows his own parishes participate in the SF Gay Parade.
Is this true, that Abp. Cordileone expressly permits all parishes to participate in Gay Pride marches, etc.? If so, he should go, too.
It is nice to come into a truly terrible Diocese and then through some Traditional pixie dust around and permit a TLM here and there. But to forgo orthodoxy at all, to actually permit sodomites to have the blessing of the Archbishop, through his local parishes, to celebrate their mortally sinful life is beyond all justification.
Please confirm if what you say is accurate. We need to know the true value of this man, or if he is just another flavor of post-Vatican II heretic now running our Church.
cg ,please provide a link to an article or picture about Catholic Church participation in homosexual pride parades in SFO ince Abp Cordilione has taken over.
In other words, prove your statements.
Right after Vatican II ended, our Pastor said, happily, “Now, I will no longer be leading all of you, telling you what to do— and making your decisions for you! I am so happy about that! Now, all of you are adults– so it is up to you, to make your own decisions, and follow your own consciences! The Church, with Vatican II, has finally brought us that! The Bishop is also no longer going to tell you all what to do!” I thought to myself– “He sounds so IRRESPONSIBLE! Doesn’t he like being a priest? He does not have to make our decisions for us– but is he not interested to help us, and guide us, and our families? What is the priest’s job, then? Why go to Mass? We cannot “play priest,” for ourselves!” Of course– with “fallen” human nature– people will easily get into sin and mischief, just like the ancient Israelites! The sheep need the Good Shepherd!
I will add one more thing, to my above post. If the permissiveness and abstaining from Church leadership, due to Vatican II, had not happened– there would be NO SUCH THING, as Catholics involved in gay activities, pro-abortion activities, and a great many other sins! The world would be much stronger, morally! No “hedonism,” of the goofed-up psychologists, masquerading as “health,” and “charity!” And no moral relativism, masquerading as “following my conscience!”
Had the Popes now canonized “Saints” obeyed the Mother of God after Fatima, these things would probably not have infected the Church as well.
As a matter of fact, it is widely believed that that is what the Third Secret of Fatima is really all about!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Kenneth M. Fisher
This news source, California Catholic Daily, is the most read source for faithful Catholics in California, and often elsewhere, yet we have never seen a Bishop place a comment!
That is so telling.
I wrote Bishop Barnes about allowing a parish to be used in that movie about Liberace. Evidently, it did no good as these deplorable things continue.
In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men
By: Msgr. Charles Pope
“This is a post that Satan apparently did not like. When I posted it last Thursday, the Server of the Archdiocese (literally) burnt up within an hour or two of posting. And while things are slowly coming back online, the post you are about to read could not be found in the archive file, anywhere. Thanks be to God some intrepid readers (at dclatinmass.com) had saved the post which I had not had time to back up. So here is a post that I suspect Satan did not want you to read. But the devil is a liar and God is able. ”