The Archdiocese of Los Angeles called on “all Catholics and people of goodwill to stand against bigotry and hate in any form” after the Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated plans to honor a self-described “leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns.”
The California-based Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were set to receive the Dodgers’ Community Hero Award for their community charity work at their annual “Pride Night” celebration June 16. Their motto, displayed on their website and in marketing materials, is “Go forth and sin some more!”
In a May 17 statement, the Dodgers announced that they would no longer receive the award “given the strong feelings of people who have been offended by the sisters’ inclusion in our evening.” Catholic groups, including The Catholic League and Catholic Vote, as well as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, had criticized the group for mocking the Catholic faith, and in particular, Catholic women religious.
But days later on May 22, following heavy criticism from some fans and the news media, the team apologized and reinvited the group to “receive the gratitude of our collective communities” for their charity work.
In a statement released the following day, the archdiocese said it “stands against any actions that would disparage and diminish our Christian faith and those who dedicate their lives to Christ.”
“The decision to honor a group that clearly mocks the Catholic faith and makes light of the sincere and holy vocations of our women religious who are an integral part of our Church is what has caused disappointment, concern, anger, and dismay from our Catholic community,” the statement read….
Some of the biggest names in Dodgers history during their time in Los Angeles have been Catholic, including the late player and manager Gil Hodges, Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, late manager Tommy Lasorda, and the legendary broadcast announcer Vin Scully, who died last year. The O’Malley family, which oversaw the team’s move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1955, were also known for being active in Catholic causes and events during their ownership of the team from 1950 until 1998, when they sold the team.
From Angelus News.
Let’s not forget Steve Garvey!
I wrote the Dodgers this morning myself. You can too at email@example.com
Fr. John Higgins
St. Raymond Parish
Great! I sent them an email today. I have also signed petitions against this evil Dodgers event. On Friday, June 16th, all Catholics should go to Mass to honor the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And should boycott and protest the Dodgers game, and evil award to the blasphemous, obscene, anti-Catholic, “Drag Queen” fake nuns.
Cerulean Blue no longer suits the Dodgers.
You see how powerful gay and trans are. And you’ll see how weak the Catholic Church is.
Buckle up for June. You think it’s bad now? They’re only warming up.
The waffling by the Dodgers has been comical. The Dodgers organization comes off looking worst of all. Spineless corporate bureaucrats who bend with the wind.
They should just play baseball instead of adding unnecessary, irrelevant community promotion or recognition days. It’s a baseball team. Keep gay and trans and politics out of sports. Just sing the national anthem, and then play ball.
Amen ! about time !
I’ve attended my last Dodger game.
Me 2 !!!
The North Face got a jump start on pride month with an absolutely ridiculous commercial featuring a man in drag.
Why do companies and teams do this?
There are more than 300 million people in the US, and less than 0.05% of them are “transgender”. But the rest of us have to have propaganda shoved in our face every day, and corporations are falling over themselves to pander to them. I hate gay communism, which is what all this is.
Gay is not transgender. Drag is not transgender. Transgender is not drag.
You are missing the point. The attempt to distinguish these groups from one another is not based on reality if they all force inclusion. Normal does not need to do that.
Interestingly, the letter invokes Dodger icons who were not as homophobic as its authors:
Hodges and O’Malley died before the issue of same sex marriage was Germaine.
Mike Piazza wrote in his autobiography that “if I was gay I’d be gay all the way”.
Tommy Lasorda, who had a gay son who did of AIDS, later publicly apologized for his homophobia.
Vin Scully attended a same sex wedding.
Make of that what you will.
Not that these irrelevant (non-verifiable) statements have any bearing on cowardly gay men in dresses who degrade authentic femininity in actual sisters that heroically care for the poorest of the poor. Just google Hunky Jesus and then defend this despicable group of nitwits, I dare you.
These cowards insult and disparage women and sisters and when they’re called out on it whine like the wimps they are about being attacked. They wouldn’t have the guts to go anywhere near where the Missionaries of Charity live and work year round.
I misspelled a couple of words, so I will re-write my comment. These good Catholic sportsmen may each have made a few mistakes, which nay not have been known to many people. But primarily, they tried to lead good Catholic lives. That’s what you make of it, YFC. No doubt, Gil Hodges, the O’Malley family, Mike Piazza, Vin Scully, and Tomny Lasorda, all would never have supported the Dodgers honoring a blasphemous, anti-Catholic, bigoted LGBT group of fake “Drag Queen” nuns.
Looks like my original comment never got printed. Anyway, your statements, YFC, attributed to Mike Piazza, Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda, are unverifiable, and may not have been reported accurately to the public. Your Fellow Catholic– a true Catholic never defends motral sins, such as pervert LGBT sexual sins. Never. The evil motto of the filthy, blasphemous, anti-Catholic “Drag Queen” fake nuns, “Go and sin some more,” should be strongly called out and rebuked by you– if you truly are a “fellow Catholic,” not a fake.
I follow Jesus when he says “judge not lest ye be judged” and everything he said about same sex relationships.
Jesus taught that marriage between man and woman was God’s plan from the beginning. Your type always tries to skew things your way. Gay relationships are not part of God’s plan; they are the result of sin. They are sin.
YFC, you recently posted about the hurt you have experienced as a chaste gay catholic.
i apologize to you for anything I have said that has been hurtful to you.
Christ was telling us not to judge one’s heart or soul, but we are allowed to judge actions.
Your misuse of scripture for your own agenda is disingenuous, your posts are full of judgements , that quote is often used out of context , I find out of desperation in one who has a weak argument .
YFC – your malaprop – “Germaine” – a woman’s name, for “germane”, meaning relevant, conveyed more than you probably intended.
It was an autocorrect mistake that I was too ignorant how to spell it the way I wanted. Nothing intended other than to return to Spelling Class.
We must make an example of the Dodgers on this issue. The cost of indifference is to watch public blasphemy spread all over MLB and other professional sports.
If a beer can be boycotted so can a team. Unless there is a substantial drop in attendance at Dodger Stadium due to a boycott by Catholics and others who despise attacks on religion, the LGBTQ+ side will have won. Now is a chance for Catholics to show they care about their faith and as such are a force to be reckoned with. Pray Arbp Gomez take strong leadership in this regard.
The Governor of Montana just signed into law, a bill prohibiting anyone dressed in drag from reading to children, at any Montana library.
This bill also prohibits anyone who is a drag performer, or dressed in a drag costume, from reading to children in public schools, as well as libraries. Bravo to Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte!
If the library receives state funding which most libraries do through grants.
If– please note, I said in my post– “public schools and libraries.” Public institutions are all government-funded.
Yes, but libraries are usually locally funded. But there are state grants available.
True we don’t know what any of them would think of the Sisters. I said in another post I didn’t think this was the right venue for them. And the Dodgers mishandled the entire thing from the first invitation through the second invitation.
As to the Missionaries…they both volunteered at AIDS hospices in SF.
Waste of time and taxpayer money. Won’t survive the first legal challenge. In fact by this time next week I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t an injunction preventing it from going into effect. Violates: 1) first amendment 2) sex discrimination protections 3) equal protection. Wouldn’t survive on rational basis let alone the strict scrutiny required for violating these constitutional guarantees.
Wrong. The First Amendment does not give you the right to shout, “Fire,” in a crowded theater. Freedom of speech does not protect lying, either. Transgenderism and drag are lies unless being used for comedic, satirical purposes. Drag shows used to be comedic, and everyone got the joke because the actors didn’t pretend it was a lifestyle nor did they pretend they really were women. Everyone, including the drag actors, understood it was a performance for show. These days, drag and transgenderism are being promoted as truth. Such lies are not protected by the First Amendment. Communities are fully able to enact legislation that protects decency and truth about the binary nature of sex.
Gay marriage isn’t protected by the Constitution either no matter what Anthony Kennedy thought and wrote. That decision was egregiously wrong from its inception and must be overturned. Liberal Supreme Court justices don’t understand nor interpret the Constitution correctly. The same goes for liberals generally.
Urban legend. Actually, the First Amendment does allow you to shout “Fire!”iIn a crowded theatre. It doesn’t absolve you from the results of so doing, but it protects your right to do so. Go look it up.
Actually you are not correct. These are municipal laws. Check you local laws for inducing panic or false alarm.
Well, wearing a dress is not a lie. It’s not even really a lifestyle for most drag queens, it’s just something they do for amusement now and then. Even if it were a lie, I don’t know of a case in which lying is not included in freedom of speech. Maybe you are thinking of lies told about other people which harms them – a lie known as defamation. But I don’t think you can defame yourself. People lie about themselves all the time. Just look at Trump.
Check back in a year. I think you’ll be surprised at how quickly this law is slapped down for good. Check back in a month, it will be slapped down temporarily while the courts finish it off.
And women, straight, cisgendered or otherwise, can wear the same outfit that guy in the picture is wearing. They can wear it with no makeup and short slicked back hair or they can wear it with a face full of makeup, curls and acrylic nails as long as their fingers.
Clothes go on and they come off.
It is nothing permanent. Let people have fun.
Mick Jagger wore a skirt and he’s fathered 8 children with i forget how many women.
People can have fun with clothes.
If you don’t like it, don’t wear it.
The bill that the governor signed Monday bans minors from attending “sexually oriented shows,” defining such a performance as one that is “intended to appeal to a prurient interest in sex” and features the “complete or partial” exposure of certain body parts, including genitalia, the pubic region, the butt, or a “female breast.”
It also bans drag queen story hours at public schools and libraries that receive funding by the state.
Why don’t men wearing drag ever want to read to old people in retirement homes or assisted living facilities? Because the whole point of all this is to groom kids into being gay and trans. You have to be taught to be gay and trans. It’s not natural. Gay and trans can’t reproduce, so they have to recruit, and they try to recruit among children younger and younger.
Well there’s a lot to unpack there. Your usual dichotomy between “mature” an “immature/babyish” doesn’t hold sway with judges and statesmen. Natural Law is not even a concept in American jurisprudence. The Constitution gives government no right to legislate morality or decency. You are not an attorney and you have no idea what you are talking about.
to the horrible commenter “recruitment”. This is an old troupe that because we can’t reproduce we recruit among children. It has been proven false over and over again. People are not taught to be gay. All lies. Shame.
YFC – I do understand that most people do not choose to be gay. I say most people because there is new phenomenon among teens to experment with the gay and bi- lifestyles. There is a difference between people who have been consistent over time in a gay identity (from childhood, as evidenced anecdotally) and those who have been encouraged to experiment with their sexuality due to pop culture, even if they know they’re straight. There is also an in-your-face salvo being launched by drag communities toward school-aged children. Drag queens are most likely gay men dressed as women in an overt, distorted sexual manner. Parents just don’t want their children exposed to any flamboyant sexual indoctrinationm, and certainly not to have it imposed upon them.
If parents don’t want children exposed to drag queens then why do they drag them to story hour with drag queens? No one is forcing these kids to go. Why do you need to take over the parental role?
I think if you distanced yourself from the radical elements of the gay lifestyle, you would have more respect.
No, YFC. You do not understand. Immature, liberal-leftist activist lawyers and judges do not practice law correctly, and do not follow our true and original Constitution at all– they make up their own. They are crooked lawyers and crooked judges. They misuse their positions to wrongfully twist the law according to wrongful and sinful personal agendas. That is called malpractice. And you need to remove the name Catholic from your moniker. You are a proud homosexual activist, not a proud Catholic, upholding our Catholic faith and morality. You have made up your own false religion. Mankind is not free like a baby, to commit mortal sin. Mankind must follow Christ. So, YFC– dump your gay religion. And follow the true Christ.
I’m so glad you know all about how to practice law correctly. Tell me, are you a Con Law Processor? Maybe you can explain what immature babyish immature crooked attorneys are? You do know that it was Gorsuch who cast the deciding vote and wrote the opinion giving transgender people employment protection nationwide for the first time. Was he leftist-liberal and babyish?
I AM Catholic. For example, I prayed the rosary this morning, andI went to Mass today, a Thursday. Therefore I don’t need to follow your command to remove it from my moniker. You don’t gt to decide who is Catholic and who is not Catholic.It’s time you actually respected people instead of degrading them.
I don’t have a “gay religion”, whatever that even means.
YFC– Let’s see you tell the world all about your conversion to Christ, leaving the LGBT culture forever, and your commitment to practice of lifelong chastity, for love of Christ. Then, you will truly and honestly become “Your Fellow Catholic.”
Let’s see you kind your own business. For a change.
I refuse to be a part of this mob mentality.
i refuse to participate in victim culture.
I am not a sheeple.
Well, bully for you.
Mature lawyers, judges, and statesmen, that believe in and uphold the original American Constitution, and the Natural Law, and proper morality, decency, and responsibility to the public, do not interpret the law and our Constitution this way, YFC.
I’m not interested in building a society of inclusion because that’s a recipe for social decay. There have to be boundaries drawn between virtue and vice. Vice must be excluded, not included.
The California Teachers Association was instrumental in convincing the Dodgers to reverse its reversal and invite the perverted sisters back again. They said that trans kids will die if the Dodgers excluded the sisters because trans kids wouldn’t feel included. Such hogwash. Liberals will take that approach with everything. Kids will die if you don’t give in and do what we demand. Yeah, right.
If anyone believed that kids would die over not having a homo night at a baseball game is an idiot
I think you meant to write “If anyone believed that kids would die over not having a homo night at a baseball game, he was an idiot; “he/she” could be used also.
Were the Perpetual Indulgerers to drag up as Islamic wives in burqas prancing about, that would be fun.
Or would it?
Libs are too afraid of Muslims to do that. Muslims take their religion seriously. Catholics don’t.
When Catholics take their religion seriously, they turn the other cheek. They overlook insults and mockery like Jesus during His Passion.
They only turn the other cheek in specific, personal situations in reference as result to themselves, not their holy religion.
No. You have no understanding of the Bible. Christians only “turn the other cheek” in specific situations related to themselves– not the Catholic Faith, which is holy, and is of God. You are called by Christ to always defend His holy religion– not deny it.
If others are mocking the Christian religion that is part and parcel of turning the other check. Jesus allowed himself to be mocked, and He is the Center of our religion. Oh and Stop telling people they have no knowledge of the Bible. Rude.
Millions have been signing petitions, making phone calls, sending emails, writing letters, and angrily boycotting Target, over its Pride month merchandise, and extremely offensive LGBT and transgender clothes, for both adults and children. Target stores have been forced to take offensive LGBT and transgender merchandise out of prominent store displays, and move it all to the back of its stores. Many customers have been in rages, about transgender bathing suits for men who pretend to be women, being prominently displayed on store mannequins. Target recently lost $9 billion in the week following the fiery boycott against highly offensive LGBT children’s clothing. Just like the “Bud Light” fiasco. Hope all of this offensive LGBT and transgender garbage soon will end.
They removed the merchandise because they feared for their employees’ safety.
Today, it’s LGBTQ they are coming for. Tomorrow, it will be the crosses in the jewelry department.
Treat others how you want to be treated.
Next pedophilia will be accepted and promoted. That has always been the goal for the gays and Hollywood wackos who are influencing social mores among the elites. Jeffrey Epstein’s island visitation records haven’t been released because they will reveal what the rich and famous and politicians do and seek to make commonplace, which is pedophilia and trafficking very young children for sexual exploitation. It’s already happening in secret, just as gay used to be hidden.
It is no longer secret look at the flag and the nascent advocacy for MAP – minor attracted persons , this is now being discussed openly , and being attached to the wider lgbtquia+!@#)(*&^% movement.
The dodgers just announced Christian Faith and Family Day on July 30. There will be worship after the game. So ha. There is something for everyone now.
You cannot serve two masters , this is a sad attempt at damage control , a further contemptible insult to the faithful .
It is a return to an event that they had before Covid.
will anyone out there forgive
Walter O’Malley for smoking a cigar?
I actually like your headline better than the original this time.
Disgraced, “non-binary” thief, Sam Brinton, a former Biden Admin. official, is a former member of the filthy, anti-Catholic, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. “Go and sin some more, Sam?” And now you are going straight to jail!
They are really not anti-Catholic. God bless you and them together.
Pray the Litany of Loretto for them. The Chaplet of Mercy and the Rosary too.
Intention: that they will cease doing anything that offends the Lord and the Blessed Mother..
Pray the Veni Sancte Spiritus for the Church, the country, the whole LGBTQ thing, the Sisters of PI, and for yourselves.
“They are really not anti-Catholic” oh please!!!! God give you greater powers of discerning good and evil both you and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence together.
Once again, different definitions. I am not going to bicker with you. You could have disagreed respectfully, though.
Yes, they most certainly are anti-Catholic. And they should not be honored.
That dirty “Oath Keeper” Stewart Rhodes, a staunch Trump ally who he says he may pardon if he wins back the Presidency, Was recently sentenced to 18 years for sedition. And he was only one of them who got severe sentencing for desecrating the capital, injuring capitol police, and trying to overthrow democracy. So much for people who dress your way.
“So much for people who dress your way.” YFC, what in the world is this in reference to? The patch over Rhodes’ left eye? Or are you simply defending the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence by asserting that regular people commit abominations as well? That is a certainty, YFC but how is this a defence of the Sisters? It occurs to me that one can agree with Rhodes that the democrats are destroying the country without calling for or resorting to violence as Antifa and some abortion advocates, like Jane (Hanoi Jane) Fonda and others, have done, or to threats and intimidation, as Biden’s FBI has done.