On Saturday, April 26, San Francisco’s Stuart Hall for Boys elementary school, the male elementary school of the San Francisco’s “Schools of the Sacred Heart” held the boys’ First Holy Communion. Of the hundreds of priests serving in Archdiocese of San Francisco who could have celebrated, Stuart Hall chose one of the most notorious homosexual activist priests in the world, Fr. Donal Godfrey, SJ.
The choice of Godfrey by the Schools of the Sacred Heart can serve as “Exhibit A” for the problems Archbishop Cordileone is trying to address with his new initiative for San Francisco’s Catholic High Schools. The problem can be distilled to one sentence: “Will sodomy be celebrated in the churches and schools of San Francisco?”
The choice of Godfrey by the schools of the Sacred Heart is neither coincidental nor accidental. As CalCatholic reported on March 26, 2014 (Gay Totalitarianism at Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco), three members of the department of Theology at Stuart Hall’s High School, are open homosexuals.
Of another, Michael Sepidoza Campos, we reported “In addition to his work at Stuart Hall he is a member of EQARS (Emerging Queer Asian Pacific Islander Religious Scholars). Their mission statement: “EQARS is a group of scholars, religious workers, and activists that began meeting regularly in February 2010 to discuss the emerging area of interest that is queer Asian Pacific Islander religions, and to engage in a collaborative methodology to further each other’s scholarly, religious work and activism….” Campos biographical entry at EQARS includes: “Michael’s research interests include Filipino-American diaspora, postcolonial theory, queer theory and critical pedagogy….”
Campos was also one of the facilitators at the praying of the “queer rosary” on September 17, 2009 at Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish in Berkeley. On September 21, 2011 the website Queering the Church, reporting on a recent conference at Fordham University which Campos attended, said: “Michael Sepidoza Campos, Ph.D., who is gay, described his decision to join, and eventually leave, the seminary and his current work as a high-school teacher.”
The chair of Stuart Hall’s department of theology is Raymond O’Connor. According to a September 24, 2013 profile in the Convent and Sacred Heart News, O’Connor has been at Sacred Heart/Stuart Hall since 2000. He spent ten years training for the priesthood, nine of which were with the Jesuits. Not coincidentally, Fr. Godfrey is also a Jesuit. From July 9-15, 2011 O’Connor led the Convent of the Sacred Heart/Stuart Hall’s hosting of the Summer Service Projects, a program in which students visit various Sacred Heart schools around the country. The 2011 program was called Bay to Waves. Among other things, O’Connor took the students to a viewing of the film Milk, which celebrates the life of homosexualist Harvey Milk. He took 18 students on a tour of San Francisco’s Castro district, to O’Connor’s home parish Most Holy Redeemer, to the Harvey Milk Academy, and to the LGBT Museum. He took the students to the Human Rights Campaign Action Center in the Castro District. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest same-sex “marriage” lobby in the country.
For a number of years O’Connor served as the coordinator of lectors at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer parish, and on the parish’s worship committee. In 2002, the New York Times wrote about Most Holy Redeemer, saying that “80 to 90 percent of the members are gay.” Not coincidentally, Fr. Godfrey’s Doctor of Ministry dissertation was “Gays and Grays: the Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.” And Godfrey is not shy about his attitude towards Most Holy Redeemer, or about Church teaching on sodomy. “The Church,” he says “which is so sick” (p130), “The institutional Church is blind” he says (p130), but it’s OK, because, he says “A parish such as Most Holy Redeemer calls the rest of the institution to conversion…” (p130). Two pages later admits, although it is scarcely necessary, “I will not feign academic objectivity: if such a thing really exists. I firmly believe in a new approach and a new vision in this area of ministry. In this I do have an ‘agenda.'”