Father Francis Gloudeman, a Norbertine priest, gave a homily on Pentecost Sunday at San Secondo d’Asti Church in Guasti (San Bernadino diocese) in which he named the ordinary of the San Bernadino diocese, Bishop Alberto Rojas, as a signer of a statement promulgated by the Tyler Clementi Foundation “standing up for at-risk LGBT youth.”
From the homily: “Our bishop is one of the 14 bishops who made a big error. He was one of the 14 that signed a document saying LGBT is healthy, it’s normal. That is an error. It goes against the Old Testament, what happened at Sodom and Gomorrah, what St. Paul says in the New Testament. It’s a sin, a mortal sin, a sin that leads to Hell. In so far as one loves the sin, that person hates the sinner…
“We are so used to that which is fake in little things, it may numb us to fake things that are even worse. A good example of hypocrisy would be Joe Biden. He says he’s Catholic, but he’s the opposite….”
Other California bishops signing the pro-LGBT statement include Bishop John Dolan and Robert McElroy of San Diego.
No surprise about BP. McElroy … He is attached to Cardinal Cupich’s hip.
Watch and see Bishop McElroy will be the Next big time U.S. Archbishop
If Cardinal Cupich goes to Rome , BP. McElroy will be the Next Archbishop of Chicago.
The Other is Boston. Cardinal O’Malley is pushing 80.
Pope Francis paired Cardinal O’Malley and Bishop McElroy and sent them as the only U.S. Bishops to the Synod on the Amazon..This was a symbol of things to come.
Both Boston and Chicago are a Traditional Red Hat Archdiocese.
Again Watch and See.
Wow! Did any of you people actually read the bishop’s statement, or are some of you hating based on fragments of Fr. Gloudeman’s twisted interpretation the bishop’s statement? I hope that none of our loved ones suffer the same fate as Tyler Clementi.
These are the wolves among the sheep, they will lead their flocks to hell, all wrapped up in a rainbow flag. Catholics Beware!
Expect Father Gloudeman to be removed from his parish by his spiteful bishop. We need more priests willing to expose those who do not honor the moral laws of the Church.
Fr. Gloudeman is a Norbertine. I’m fairly certain that the bishop can only take limited action against this priest.
The bishop can revoke his faculties to offer sacraments and to preach in the diocese, effectively neutering him. If I were the bishop, that’s what I’d do for taking such a cheap shot.
Thank you for the reply. Of course, if the bishop did this, the Norbertine’s could pull their men out of the diocese.
I’m sure there are other dioceses with priest shortages that would welcome them.
Look at what is happening to Fr. James Altman in LaCrosse Wi.
Fr. Altman has more fire in his pinky than all the CA bishops combined.
They just did
Deus Vult: “Expect Father Gloudeman to be removed . . .”
It appears that might be happening already, or at least some form of censorship of him.
I just clicked the above link to follow up on the story and the video appears to have been removed, or possibly restricted to private viewing (though the original post, minus the video, can still be found on the parish’s home page on Facebook).
Fortunately, the sermon can be still be watched on Rumble:
Wow! May God bless Father Gloudeman!
Well Father Gloudeman is a goner, I hope he does not do the WOKE apology bit.
He’s picking a fight. He could have made his point without calling the bishop to the carpet. He could have spoken in general terms and let people connect the dots. Naming the bishop in the homily was imprudent and uncharitable. I suspect this priest wants a change in assignments and saw this as a way to get himself reassigned by incurring the ire of the bishop; plus he and his friends get to cast himself as a martyr. Maybe he doesn’t like the long drive from the abbey. Mark my words, priests who do this sort of thing, whether on the right or the left, need fraternal correction about how to preach.
Anonymous 2:08: “He’s picking a fight.”
No. Not even close. The Bishop is picking a fight.
Anonymous 2:08: “He could have spoken in general terms and . . .”
You mean like a useless, craven tool of the Devil? Stands the authority of a most blessed pope and saint:
Why bring the bishop into it? He’s not preaching to the bishop….. he’s preaching to the assembly in front of him. If he wants to lecture them about whether they support LGBTQIA+ then fine. But to preach against the bishop who isn’t even there is a cheap shot intended to go viral on the internet and get him some 15 minutes of fame. He probably saw the video of the priest in Arizona whose homily against Biden went viral, and he wanted something similar. Fathers…. you are preaching to those in front of you, not auditioning for a viral clip on ChurchMilitant.
Prideful priests should check their pride. Pride month, you know. Check it.
How many more alphabet letters are you gonna use to show your support for all things homosexual?!
Love wins = eight letters.
I pray Love will win. Not sinful love or selfish love but Eternal Love.
“Why bring the bishop into it? He’s not preaching to the bishop . . .”
That is so lame. Are you serious?
Why don’t you put your name on it if you really believe all that garbage you are peddling?
Actually he rides hi bicycle from the Abbey (about 40 miles each way) to the Church, has done so for many years. May God protect him in the prayers of our Lady and Saint Norbert. Thanks be to God always
I read the document that the Bishop signed. In fact I read it twice because I couldn’t figure out what this priest means when he says the document says that being LGBT is healthy or normal. I literally did a word search for both “health” and “norm” and “healthy” and “normal”. None of those words are found in the document.
What the document says is in complete agreement with and is a restatement of the catechism: that because LGBT youth enjoy inherent dignity, as are all humans, they are entitled to be free from unjust discrimination and violence, yet are often homeless, bullied and rejected, and who are prone to suicide because of this and for violence directed against them, and that because of these things, the inherent dignity of all human beings requires that we protect them.
What is wrong with that? Why can’t the statement just speak for itself and why does Father Glaudeman have to outright lie about the contents of the letter? And why does CCD defend him by saying he is stating “the truth”. Can’t the editors of CCD read the original letter and recognize that Father Glaudeman lies about the contents of the letter? And why does Father Glaudeman have to lie and say that being LGBT is a mortal sin. That is actually contradictory to the catechism which explicitly states that being homosexual is not in itself a sin.
It’s in black and white. Read it for yourself folks. The link is in the article.
“the document says . . .”
In fact, the document says many things, but pretending the document says these things through words alone is ignorant. Context is also a source of meaning, as are rhetorical devices like allusion and innuendo. So your Words Alone Argument is very compelling, quite frankly.
But even if you do look only at the words, how is there not a problem? “LGBT youth”? At the very least, no bishop should’ve signed this awful document because the language — yes, the words alone — gravely risk scandalizing Catholic youth into thinking God’s okay with homosexual sin.
God isn’t even okay with a bishop appearing to support homosexual sin.
Shame on all these bishops.
Please quote the document where it says what the priest says it says. People (Bishops included) sign documents that have words. They don’t sign contexts.
“They don’t sign contexts”?
Uh, right. They signed a document, with real terms, whose meaning is inseparable from a real context (political, literary, historical, temporal, or what have you).
You’re seriously standing by your Words Alone Argument, i.e., words can have meaning without context? That’s totally unintelligible. Sorry.
Juan, I agree with your comments.
the Priest’s “Video Transcript” of his Pentecost sermon is labelled and located below “related videos” and “related pages”
His Sermon is long and included many topics.
At one point, Fr is saying that his Bishop and many others didn’t make the Churches, Mass, or Confessions accessible and that many Bishops are not vocal in supporting Catholic teaching and Issues.
It was the Protestant Ministers that fought for God and Church openings.
Yet these Bishops now express strong support for LGBT without mentioning the need for counselling to avoid the sin of acting out sexual sins.
Fr is talking about the scandal of encouraging sexual sins if the Bishops give blanket support of the LGBT state without defining the sin of following their temptations.
They uphold the LGBT state but don’t establish the border between tendency/temptation and the risk of mortal sin.
Their defense of the LBGT state while withholding warning of its dangers, is sowing confusion and scandal.
“making heroes out of sinners. say how courageous they are. which is a SCANDAL to the youth, to the weak. …glorifying sin…
So, wherever you find confusion, lying, air, hypocrisy, you know, the Holy Spirit is not part of that…”
The Priest could have been clearer but we know that he was talking about the committing of sin not the LGBT state, itself.
It is like Fr is saying =’wow we don’t hear a peep from most Bishops regarding Church closures, abortion, transgenderism, fetal cell testing and organ harvesting but now we see them supporting
LGBT state without spiritual counselling.
BTW, What is the source of this article?
A Cal Catholic reader sent California Catholic an email with the links to the sermon (on Facebook) and the statement on the page of the Clementi foundation.
Tom2, you may think you know what the priest means, but he didn’t say it. So we have to guess what the priest means.
And imagine if you are a 14 year old, questioning youth, the kind of youth the Bishops’ document is trying to support, and you don’t get to read the loving words of the document, all you hear is your parish priest telling lies that being LGBT is a mortal sin. That is exactly the kind of message that drives our youth to suicide, and it is exactly the kind of message that encourages parents to turn their kids out onto the streets to become homeless. They don’t “know what the priest means”. All they hear are his hateful lies.
YFC, most priests don’t even talk about mortal sin, especially those of a sexual nature. I don’t know who you think you’re kidding that priests are driving sexually confused youth to suicide.
Zeus Valt : I’m not talking about most priests. I’m talking about priests like this one. And once more for the crowd in the balcony: the Church teaches that being homosexual is not sinful.
YFC, the Church also teaches that acting on homosexual inclinations
is mortally sinful. Don’t ignore that part.
It does not say that LGBT is normal or healthy. I actually find the statement weird.
Suicide is a mortal sin. It is a temptation from the devil. Do not ever attempt it. Almost everyone gets tempted by it sometime in their life. Know it is a temptation and never a solution. Get help with whatever underlying conditions you have-depression, anxiety, betrayal, exhaustion, hopelessness, boredom.
YFC you are overinvested in homosexual issues and it is not good for your soul.
The priest started all this with his homily. If he hadn’t said anything, the issue would have died off. The Streisand Effect.
Mom, I think you meant that for the editors of CCD.
No, it was for you YFC, for reasons obvious to all, except apparently you. Do move on, marinating in those issues will not help you gain heaven.
I think the priest can be disciplined for saying this.
And these Bishops should be defrocked and driven out the Church…
Picking a fight? No this priest and man is brave. There’s no more time for charitable and other lefty comments such as nice, love one another, live in peace, no it’s time to teach the Catholic faith and call out heretical bishops and fight, and don’t start by saying love and peace are the words of Jesus yes I get that but you know what I mean or do you? Obviously you don’t know the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on homosexuality, we don’t hate them we hate the sin and yes we love the sinner straight or gay.
You must understand something, many of the bishops in the United States and I won’t name names because they won’t be published here are homosexuals themselves and naturally they sympathize with the LGBTQ community and perversion, we all know who they are, there’s no secret,
Note that this occurred at a novus ordo Mass. No felt banners and no puppets. Good, solid preaching.
I think these bishops might be self-referencing to soothe their own conflicted psyches.
i hope the bishop can be disciplined for signing this
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” I don’t believe the priest is viewing the petition through compassionate eyes. These young people will need the love and mercy of God throughout their entire lives, which can only come from seeing them through the eyes of Jesus. “Love one another” means just that – love with the mind and eyes of Christ. It is not easy – we rush to judgment too soon. God is all loving and all merciful. We, as Roman Catholics, know what is right and what is wrong according to the Word of God. We must speak with the words of love, not hateful, divisive language.
Father also said in his homily that Pope Francis spreads confusion like a virus. This priest has way overstepped his bounds and the bishop should reign him in.
Read and watch video of the homily here, start at the 6 minute mark for the juicy stuff.
I would have walked out of the Mass.
I would have happily held the door for you.
“I would have walked out of the Mass.”
And everyone would’ve clapped. See ya’.
Alright, let’s get this straight. A priest shows disrespect and lack of humble submission to the Holy Father during holy Mass, and trads would cheer people leaving in protest. Is there a schism? I think so. Definitely.
I don’t anything about this Tradism of which speak.
I’m just Catholic.
Yeah, sure, and leftists deny they’re leftists; they’re just Americans upholding the Constitution.
You really want that schism don’t you? What would you gain? Orthodoxy is not something to fear.
Neither is Vatican II orthodoxy.
Anonymous at 12:15 pm, June 5, It is not just those who go to the Traditional Mass who get upset with Pope Francis. I know couples who have been married a long, long and prefer the New Mass who were upset with the Chapter 8 footnotes in Amoris Laetitia. One couple joked around that they could now get a divorce, or live with someone else of the opposite sex outside marriage. Not that they would. It was just clear to them that it was not what the Catholic Church has taught for 2000 years but was a break with capital “T” tradition.
Correction to second line of my last post: “married a long, long time”.
I just read every footnote and I can’t figure out why they would say that.
Some one else made a comment on a footnote (351) and claimed that it said something that it did not say and meant something that it did not mean.
If you are divorced and remarried, you cannot receive communion.
Pope Francis doesn’t cause confusion. What planet do you live on?
He should have told the truth about the wonder drug Ivermectin too, which would have stopped the whole covid shutdown if big government and big pharma hadn’t suppressed knowledge about it.
What is Father’s plan for the future now that he has been removed?
Well sadly he’s gone. They wonder why this diocese has no vocations
Does anyone have a link to Fr. Francis Gloudeman’s homily in its full unedited form? That link in the article doesn’t work anymore.
Leave him alone..he is just speaking the truth. Good for you Fr. Francis.
Crest: here is the unedited homily https://rumble.com/vhjhvj-liberal-catholicism-is-not-of-the-holy-spirit-fr.-francis-gloudeman-o.praem.html
Here’s the link to the full homily.
Exactly, who is Anonymous and who is Fellow Catholic? Why are they afraid to reveal their identity ? Perhaps we should all ignore them . Because they don’t have a clue in their little brain. Why level with them …… Anyways , many of us miss Fr. Francis dearly , especially the manner in which he helped us during confession. And I wonder if the bishop is jealous of him. Maybe if he straightened up, he may become as good as our dearest Fr Francis; but, but , I doubt , and I must add that I was raised to never speak bad of our priests , bishops , but I feel ill and tired of the lies these so called “bishops” and we need to stop it , we are more then they are and I always hear we need more holy courages priests , but they are our fathers and we cannot just cross our arms , we need to do something and be courageous too. Please help me pray for that.
I just need to humbly apologize to the good Anonymous comments , it seems there is only one negative Anonymous . Have a blessed Saturday.