The following comes from a July 30 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency.
An LGBT activist foundation headed by a former Obama White House staffer gave a $200,000 grant to a dissenting Catholic coalition to target the upcoming Synod on the Family and World Youth Day.
The Michigan-based Arcus Foundation gave the 2014 grant to Dignity USA “to support pro-LGBT faith advocates to influence and counter the narrative of the Catholic Church and its ultra-conservative affiliates.”
“The effort will build advocacy and visibility in connection with two special events, the Synod of the Family and World Youth Day,” the foundation said on its website.
An extraordinary bishops’ synod will meet in Rome this Oct. 5-19 to address pastoral challenges related to the family. The synod has been the subject of significant media coverage and speculation.
On June 26, synod organizers released the synod’s preparatory document, a broad-ranging document which among other topics summarized Catholic teaching on homosexuality. It discussed the bishops’ desire to consider the pastoral response to homosexuality, to Catholics in homosexual relationships, and to any children raised under those unions.
That same day, Dignity USA president Marianne Duddy-Burke attacked the document, claiming it showed “a rigid adherence to existing teaching.” The organization’s statement charged that the document “shows no openness to change in hurtful teachings.”
Dignity USA has also been active in protests against Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco’s participation in the March for Marriage, a movement intended to support marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
The Arcus Foundation’s March 2014 grant announcement said the Dignity USA funding was for the Equally Blessed Coalition, which includes Dignity USA, Call To Action, Fortunate Families, and New Ways Ministry….
The coalition also helped support self-identified LGBT youth travel to World Youth Day in Rio in 2013, with the goal of raising awareness about gender and sexuality issues and “challenging harmful teachings and pastoral practices that dehumanize,” the coalition website said.
The Arcus Foundation has close ties to the Obama administration, contributing $1 million to the State Department’s Global Equality Fund. The LGBT advocacy fund has spent about $12 million worldwide, the Associated Press reported in June.
Other ties include Kevin Jennings, the foundation’s executive director since July 2012. President Obama in 2009 appointed Jennings as assistant deputy U.S. Secretary of Education and head of the White House’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.
Jennings, a former high school teacher, is the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which has advanced LGBT activism in thousands of U.S. secondary schools.
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Of course the sodomites seek to destroy the Catholic Church. It’s the last hurdle on the road to their holy grail: unrestricted access to boys.
“Dignity USA” is not a Catholic organization, anymore than “Catholics for Satan” would be. As to the Synod, we must pray to the Holy Ghost that the cardinals and Pope in attendance will listen to Him, and not go off out of pride and hubris, setting off another round of pagan speculation that all will be changed within the Church. (Sorry, Homofascists, even if — even if — Satan was successful and the Pope said, “homosexual blessed relationships in the Church — sure, who am I to say no,” this would not make homosexual sex any less sinful or perverted. The message,) The message for all guilty of sexual sins should be the call to repentance. And, the Synod should sing loud and clear that the Man-Woman Family, and they alone, must be respected for advancing God’s will and plan for Mankind. Let Homofascists try to pervert Catholic meetings, their message of filth is no mystery and should be ignored. “juergensen” also points to a growing danger, that has never been reduced within the Church, and is not omnipresent in society: the demand by many, many homosexual sexualists for youthful sexual fodder to fulfill unnatural sexual urgings. Dignity USA must be rejected, and in loud and very public ways; just be sure to keep them away from Cardinal Dolan, who might applaud all those “coming out”.
Can’t someone in authority tell them that they are not wanted at this event but the people at the event will be praying for them! And having blessed salt and Holy Water around the area wouldn’t hurt either!
What business do they have dictating to other people what their religious beliefs should be and what they shouldn’t be? They must be trying to liken themselves unto God.
I wish someone would do like Bishop Bruskewitz and excommunicate these so-called “Catholics”.
Bishop Bruskewitz had his own problems, however, a bit to the far right for the majority of Catholics in his Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska!
Bishop Bruskewitz is the bishop emeritus of Lincoln, Nebraska. (He is retired.) You are correct that he has his own problems. About a week ago, he had a heart attack. I think he is supposed to be OK but I am sure he would appreciate your prayers.
God bless you for letting us know. Prayers, fasting and sacrifices for more faith for us all.
Anonymous, Bishop Bruskewitz, can only be from one of two persuasions: a Catholic or a heretic in sheep’s clothing. That being said, Jesus did prophesy that those who faithfully followed Him would have troubles in this world.
You got that right. In most parts of the world, Christians get beheaded. In the West, Christians lose their jobs and their businesses, their Churches get vandalized by homofacist groups like bash back, Christians get death threats, and their properties get vandalized because authoritarian homofacists hate Christians. Homosexual propaganda is harmful to Christians. Stop the hate.
Amen and thank you for being bold and proclaiming the truth. .
Bishop Bruskewitz is a man among men.
This group sadly shows no openness to nor acceptance of beneficial traditional living. They hold a rigid adherence to the undermining of the human race through the promotion of infertile living. May these misguided individuals be freed from their erroneous opinions through the merits of the Most Holy Blood of Jesus. O Mary Conceived Without Sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
EVER WONDER WHY LESBIANS ARE IN THE GIRL SCOUTS AND SODOMITES ARE TRYING TO GET INTO THE BOY SCOUTS? BECAUSE, COMPARED TO HETEROSEXUALS, HOMOSEXUALS HAVE A GROSSLY DISPROPORTIONATE TENDENCY TO SEXUALLY ABUSE CHILDREN OF THE SAME SEX.
INDEED, THOUGH HOMOSEXUALS ARE ONLY 2% OF THE POPULATION, THEY MAKE UP 33% OF ALL CHILD SEX ABUSERS. AS SUCH, THEY ARE OVERREPRESENTED IN THE POPULATION OF CHILD SEX ABUSERS BY A FACTOR OF 16.5 (33 ÷ 2), OR 1,650%.
YES, THAT’S RIGHT. HOMOSEXUALS ARE 1,650% MORE LIKELY TO SEXUALLY ABUSE A CHILD THAN ARE HETEROSEXUALS. FOR FURTHER READING, SEE THE ARTICLE BELOW, SUPPORTED WITH 76 FOOTNOTES TO EXTERNAL SECULAR SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE SCIENTIFIC SOURCES CITED IN THAT ARTICLE:
* SEXUAL OFFENDING AGAINST CHILDREN (LONDON: ROUTLEDGE, 1994)
* SEXUAL ABUSE OF YOUNG CHILDREN: EVALUATION AND TREATMENT (NEW YORK: THE GUILFORD PRESS, 1986)
* THE APSAC HANDBOOK ON CHILD MALTREATMENT (THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: SAGE PUBLICATIONS, 1996
* JOURNAL OF SEX AND MARITAL THERAPY 10 (1984)
* JOURNAL OF SEX AND MARITAL THERAPY 18 (1992)
* JOURNAL OF CHILD PSYCHIATRY 33 (1992)
* SEXUAL ABUSE (NEW YORK: GARLAND PUBLISHING, 1995)
* MEDICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY (1988)
* UNDERSTANDING AND INVESTIGATING CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS, 1997)
* DEMOGRAPHY 37 (2000)
* FAMILY PLANNING PERSPECTIVES 25 (1993)
* WALL STREET JOURNAL (1993)
One more time, in all caps!
I didn’t submit in all caps; the website must have converted the letters. Thanks for playing!
And thanks for once again ignoring the message and attacking the messenger! Hugh = Saul Alinsky
Message? You have posted it probably hundreds of times. It’s been refuted more than a few, in depth, and you continue to post it ad-nauseam.
That’s called spam. Technically, I guess it is a message.
I had never heard of Saul Alinsky before discovering this website. Interesting that he’s so demonized. His notable work is all about tactics for working from the fringe. Being that the true radicals in today’s society are the ones expressing views such as the lovely bunch of lies above, you’d expect him to be more of a revered figure.
juergensen I believe you, as long as I have read your comments, you are not one who would do all caps. = ) Something must have gone terribly wrong.
Thank you for taking the time to share this message. God bless you always!
Bishop Bruskewitz we’re praying for you! You are a true Shepherd of Our Church!!! All the Bishops should be as good as Bishop Bruskewitz to not only the people in their dioceses but to the Priests also!!!
To truly follow Christ, means to leave the “fallen,” secular world, with its lies, sins, deceits, and misinformation, and follow only one, particular pathway, leading to Heaven! I recall, a long time ago, a neighbor who was in the hospital, due to a heart attack, complaining to his wife, that his doctor put him on a strict “Rx” to get well, including an entire change of life! He was supposed to quit smoking and drinking, slow down and relax more, do mild daily exercise– and eat a vegetarian diet, and watch his cholesterol! He was very upset, and told his doctor, that this “Rx” was too strict, and totally impossible! The doctor said, “No, your way of life is killing you! This will heal you, and save your life! Which do you prefer?” That is exactly the way it is, with following Christ! Not just weekly Mass attendance– but a total personal reform, exactly as He taught! And everyone must practice chastity,including “gays,” and married people must be faithful! The “lures of the flesh,” are a HUGE deceit! The Church needs to teach and strongly uphold CHASTITY, again, with devotion also, to the Blessed Mother!!
Satan Never Sleeps – and his minions want to party all night long – using Church Donations to fuel the Evil, because it makes them feel ‘guid’
HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade July 19, 2014
“… How could new infections be holding steady when diagnoses are falling?
Perhaps the infection count might be buoyed by the expanding epidemic in young gay and bisexual men, said Sullivan, the Emory researcher…”
“Carrying coals to Newcastle”; there will be enough opposition to Catholic teaching and practice within the synod that lobbying by Dignity on a grant from Arcus will be superfluous.
Would someone please tell me how this turned into an argument about a retired bishop ? Today’s America is turning into a forum for those whose views are so marginal their last recourse is to raise the volume so as to shout down the truth.
It isn’t necessary to take them seriously, except in the sense that reason and decency must always keep its true enemies identified. The best way to proceed is to do your best to ensure they don’t prevail and to ignore their rhetoric.
Let’s all remember to support the COURAGE/EnCOURAGE apostolate, both financially and in our prayers! In recent years they have made great steps in finally bringing their online and printed media up to speed, but there’s still a long way to go; and this is especially when you’ve got pseudo Catholic groups such as (un)DIGNITY, “Fortunate Families”, diocesan MFGLC groups, etc. that have a much louder and organized presence online. But the COURAGE apostolate contains 100% truth, and it can bring down Goliath. Be sure to check the FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE IMMACULATE YouTube page to watch free videos of the COURAGE/EnCOURAGE Conference that just took place in Philadelphia. They are slowly being uploaded to the site. https://airmaria.com/category/air-maria-shows/conferences/courage-philly-2014/
The media has been sensationalizing what the Pope has already said and meant. Listen to this talk on Catholic Answers. One needs to discern accurately. Always question the authenticity of what is being reported. God bless our Pope!
We have Faith in that Holy Mother Church contains the Truth who is Christ, which leads us to the Hope of eternal salvation, and most importantly we cloth ourselves in the greatest of God’s gifts, Love, that draws us to love as He loves. It is in this Love that we must immerse ourselves so that we can assist those who find it difficult to have faith. The evil one is at his best when he convinces us to be uncharitable in our approanh, in thought, word, or deed, which makes for pride and self righteosness. At all times, our Lord tells us, put on love; especially when instructing another, remembering that we all brothers and sisters in need of God’s infinite mercy. God bless you. Deacon Jim
Deacon Jim, you left out parts of the life of Jesus –
when he was angry and threw the money changers out of the Temple;
and when on more than one occasion He called the Pharisees “hypocrites” ;
and when He denounced the Scribes and Pharisees and called them “brood of vipers”.
Jesus talked about Hell more than anyone else in the Bible.
Never tolerate Mortal Sin, Deacon Jim. If you do, you become like a Pharisee that helps direct Souls to Hell.
Perhaps you need to re-read the New Testament to get better balance.
When are Bishops going to start taking the Mortal Sin of SCANDAL seriously and prove it by their actions – excommunicating those who are obstinate in their public mortal sins?
Canon 915, Canon 1399.
Scandal: CCC 2284, 2285, 2286, 2287.
Many Souls are lost, and relativism reigns due to public Scandal within the Catholic Church not being publically addressed and corrected by our Bishops.
Many more will leave the Faith, if the Synod adopts teachings that violate those in the Bible and CCC.