The following comes from a blog post by Joseph Sciambra, former gay porn star and author of Swallowed by Satan: How Our Lord Jesus Christ Saved Me From Homosexuality, Pornography, and the Occult:
Donal Godfrey SJ, a Liverpool-born Jesuit priest noted for his ministry to the “gay” community, which openly challenges Catholic teachings on homosexuality, will speak at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco on April 9, 2015.
Most recognized for his book Gays and Grays (2008), which narrates the integration of the LGBTQ community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Father Godfrey was appointed executive director of University Ministry at the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco in 2007, even though his views against the Church’s position on homosexuality were already quite well-known [he stepped down from this position in 2010]. Before that, in 2002, he was one of the panelists at the University’s “New Jewish & Christian Approaches to Homosexuality” symposium; a Most Holy Redeemer parishioner whom he referenced in that talk, Patrick Mulcahey, is involved with teaching and moderating workshops on the master/slave and sado-masochistic gay lifestyle; on the first page of “Gays and Grays,” Father Godfrey thanks Mr. Mulcahey for his “special support;” as of 2015, Mulcahey was still taking part in the BDSM Master/Slave Conference at which he was the Keynote Speaker.
In 2006, Father Godfrey gave a homily at Most Holy Redeemer Church on “Finding God in the Erotic.” The homily was published on the Dignity/USA “Gay Catholic Forum.”
In April 2007, Father Godfrey celebrated a now infamous “Gay Service” at Most Holy Redeemer, which was broadcast worldwide on BBC Radio4; when interviewed at this event, Godfrey said: “Being gay is not special…It’s simply another gift from God who created us as rainbow people.”
During a homily in 2012, Fr. Godfrey criticized California’s Proposition 8 (which set to define marriage between one man and one woman) and the Church’s response to the legalization of same-sex marriage.
In 2015, Father Godfrey took part in the public protests against Archbishop Cordileone’s efforts to ensure fidelity to Catholics teaching in San Francisco diocesan schools with regards to homosexuality, contraception and artificial insemination.
Father Godfrey on YouTube:
To contact the Archdiocese of San Francisco about Father Donal Godfrey being given a teaching forum in a Catholic parish: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, 415-614-5500.
Previous CalCatholic articles on Father Donal Godfrey and Most Holy Redeemer Parish:
Exhibit A for the archbishop: Fr. Donal Godfrey at Stuart Hall for Boys
More senior citizens than high school seniors
We didn’t come here to change anybody
‘Lavender Life Coach’ to speak at Most Holy Redeemer
Those advocating such Anti-Catholic Behaviors have the full freedom to set up their forums anywhere they can find space, including a traditional soap box on a street corner – and see if they can attract anything more than flies as an audience.
Yet using a Catholic Church in such as way as these people would necessarily implies using the facilities paid for in a manner entirely Hostile to the Church that paid for and maintains them.
My Parents were Married in Most Holy Redeemer, and I am saddened at the manner in which a few radicals seem able to degrade the Church by seizing control of isolated parishes – but that it the Alinsky Way.
How much longer will this be tolerated?
Time to pull the plug on this homosexualist masquerading as a “Catholic Priest”.
I realize that Archbishop Cordileone is between a rock and a hard place on this, but he would still be better of nixing this.
What a shock! Fr. Godfrey is a Jesuit. Oh, to think what St. Ignatius would say of the order he founded. Open and outright heresy and dissent is celebrated. But let no one be fooled, the day of Wrath is coming. I don’t think the Lord will be too receptive of the homo-agenda.
And the hierarchy can’t understand why normal men have abandoned the Church in droves…Real men do not respect, follow or are inspired by sexual perverts working out their sexual issues in the pulpit
oh for crying out loud. Real men wouldn’t CARE if “sexual perverts” –your words, not mine— were working out their sexual issues in the pulpit, unless they were ACTUALLY working out their sexual issues in the pulpit.
Anon since you are not a real man you are incapable of making such a judgement call
What, pray tell, is a “real man?”
McCrea…since you have to ask then you would not know…hint they are not homosexuals or effeminate…
A REAL MAN is MATURE!! Responsible, dependable, reliable, trustworthy, honest, hard-working, caring for others, goes out of his way to help others, protects women, children, and the weak, sick, suffering, and marginalized; he is valiant, strong, self-controlled, self-sacrificing, possesses good character, and always takes the time to help his family, church, community, and country. He believes in God, and he has the strength of GOOD MORAL CHARACTER, to LIVE by his excellent religious and moral Truths, such as is taught, in the Bible! Now– that’s a REAL MAN!!
” they are not homosexuals or effeminate…” Isn’t that a pretty low bar?
C&H that is just the starting point to weed out the pervs
A true priest is a MATURE man, and is our true “alter Christus,” on the altar, dedicated to teaching the Catholic Faith, and sanctifying the parishioners with the Sacraments, to prepare them all for Heaven– which is the goal of each of us at Baptism!
The Resistance is warming up.
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Scandal after scandal keeps being revealed among Church leaders. Some of them are sexual, some of them are financial, some are political and some are combinations of all the above. But they are all spiritual, and this is the reason they must be exposed, confronted, challenged — and Catholics cannot back down from this cause.
Here it is in a nutshell: No bishop who allows his priests to lead double lives of sexual immorality, no matter how he rationalizes, can be trusted to communicate the teachings of the Church faithfully. No bishop who is not vigilant…
A Jesuit of course why not, he has a buddy in Rome who agrees with him, and by the way either the Archbishop does his job and close Most Holy Redeemer or get the h-ll out of the position, enough already of wimpy bishops, sorry but we the people are going to have to do the bishops jobs.
They should invite this type Diverse Speaker:
“Prominent Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Emotional Unhappiness … Purely Psychological’
Dr. Joseph Berger, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, states that
from “a scientific perspective,” being “transgendered” is a psychological issue – “emotional unhappiness” – and “cosmetic surgery” is not the “proper treatment.”
“The medical treatment of delusions, psychosis or emotional happiness is not by surgery,” continued the doctor.
If he is a Catholic priest, I am a monkey’s uncle. If his views are indications of his true nature, he is evil incarnate. One should run away from this person who has lost his faith, who obviously doesn’t believe anything taught by the Bible or Catholic Church for over 2,000 years.
This is why the Catholic Church is dying– NO MORAL DECENCY!! No organization can last very long, without BASIC MORALITY AND DECENCY!! Tell that to the RIDICULOUS filthy, immoral, immature, “hippie” liberals! Eventually, their Death Knell will arrive, too! The Vatican II Fathers insist on a RIDICUOUS and HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE, “hands-off” policy, of “total freedom”– and absolutely NO DISCIPLINE, worldwide, in the Church! Who are they kidding? Yes– someday MHR parish will close! Of course it will! The Archbishop will someday have to close a great many parishes! Waste of time, the CORRUPT Catholic Church– and no one will support it financially, either!
Oh, my. Even crazier than usual.
Caritas, it is a very common thing, for people to express their emotions, when terrible things happen, either in the Church, or anywhere at all! If you do not like the posts of someone– do not read them! And do not answer them! They have nothing to do with you! Today at church, they had a big collection for the corrupt CRS– what a shock!! Did you give to the CRS, for Lent? Then, a new mandatory training was announced for the “Safe Environment”– which I thought to be about the Pope’s recent encyclical. But instead, it was to prevent child sex abuse, at the church! All volunteer and paid personnel have to go! Guess you can’t trust anyone, anymore!
CC – the “Safe Environment” program is a Very Good Thing – For All.
Not only does it lay down clear guidelines for interactions between Adults and Minors, but Protects Both at the same time.
We know the huge cost (Ruined Lives, bankruptcies…) of the Homosex Ephebophile Infiltration and targeting Adolescent Boys.
We also know that Some were indeed False claims, but when the Coverup was exposed any claim seemed more valid than before.
However – Adults who follow Safe Environment guides are far more protected against false or malicious charges – and thus it encourages participation in Ministries that some (Men particularly) were too wary to approach due to the potential personal liability.
I agree that Safe Environment programs are essential.
You see, “Catholic Conservative”, when a poster (in this case Linda Maria) constantly and unjustly attacks the Church’s teaching Magisterium, I WILL ALWAYS READ HER UNEDUCATED RAVINGS. If only to present the Magisterium’s true position as opposed to that espoused by one who, while “holier-than-thou” labels the Church “WORTHLESS” and “CORRUPT” [her capitalizations]. Posts wrongfully maligning the Church I love “have nothing to do with me”? Even when appearing on a “Catholic” site? You don’t mind the “scandal” this hysteric sows? How is that? Especially when the “Moderator” here allows the most hateful accusations against the Church, but deletes any refutation? Maybe the Moderator’s understanding of Church teaching…
is as limited as Linda Maria”s. Nonetheless, the apparently increasing defamation of the Magisterium on this site—printed verbatim no matter how vile or incorrect—joined with the deletion of any corrective response, will have me find out the (arch)diocese in which CDC is incorporated or in which it is distributed. I will forward a good number of the scatological attacks on the Church, and request the appropriate (arch)bishop to require CDC to desist using the word “Catholic” in its title. [Perhaps a middle ground would be to retire the current Moderator and get a replacement familiar with theology.]
As to the CRS collection, none was taken in my parish. At any rate, that matter was irrelevant to your opening comments, and my…
The education system, to include understanding the Magisterium and Catholic Theology, has really hit the basement if you’re the fruit, (K)aritas, Vincente.
But THANK YOU for being such a strident voice in countering reason and observable reality and even Linda Maria’s impassioned pleas for Catholic common sense. You are providing proof for those who might otherwise hide their heads and say everything is just fine.
Your lack of Catholic sensibilities – and maturity – is evidenced in every post. Especially those directed at a ravaged sheep. You may still need to learn that getting an A on one’s paper has much to do with pleasing the teacher’s ideas, not serving the truth.
As to your last sentence, I’ll leave it to you to answer your own question.
CC… Yes, I gave as generously as I could to the CRS collection. CRS does an excellent job of carrying out the Corporal Works of Mercy which Jesus Christ has charged us to do. We all should financially and prayerfully support them.
C&H– there are numerous news stories, of the CRS contributing Catholic funds and medical resources to Planned Parenthood-style population control, in poor countries! Birth control, abortions, sterilization, etc. Are you familiar with all of these scary news stories?
CC …If the news stories come from the right wing blogesphere I tend not to trust them. Here’s what CRS say: “CRS is a pro-life organization dedicated to preserving the sacredness and dignity of human life from conception to natural death. …Every aspect of our work is to help life flourish. We are resolute in our commitment to the Church and its teaching.” We work with a range of groups, including governments, other faith communities and secular institutions. Although some positions and practices of these institutions are not always consistent with the full range of Catholic teaching, CRS’ work with these institutions always focuses only on activities that are fully consistent with Catholic teachings…
…… These are our…
…CRS’ work with these institutions always focuses only on activities that are fully consistent with Catholic teachings.”
See the full text on the CRS website.
C&H i understand that you would not trust “right wing” news outlets or blogs they tend to expose the Leftist and secular anti-Christ agenda….CRS has more than once been exposed as working in favor of abortion or contraception, but your limited mindset will not accept that fact. You remind me of the commie college professor who outright deny what their fellow travelers did to the people of Eastern Europe (ie killed them)
C&H– It’s a shame, but the CRS news stories in question, are not a “spin” on news stories, by certain political groups. Sex-ed programs ( Planned Parenthood-style) are reported as being implemented by the CRS, in many developing countries– at the request also, of their governments– along with birth control, abortion, and etc. These on-going, highly objectionable CRS news reports, show no evidence that the CRS has been truthfully cleaned up, although the U.S. Bishops defend it!
It is wonderful, C&H, that you are a generous giver, to organizations that help the poor and suffering peoples of the world! It can be hard, in today’s world, to find out which charities are honest, and which ones are not! I do know two groups that I feel are 100% honest– the Missionaries of Charity, and the Little Sisters of the Poor. Now, if I find a news story that states immoral activities done by these two beautiful religious orders– I think I will just CRY!! Tomorrow, the Little Sisters have their big Supreme Court “Obamacare” case! They need lots of prayers!
Caritas/Vicente Roberto– in reference to your post of March 18 at 5:38 p.m.— why do you take others so seriously? Who cares? Did you read this lady’s post, of March 18, at 2:57a.m.? Nice! Do you also know, that America has many different cultures, and they all may write and express themselves, differently? And why don’t you have good manners, especially towards a woman, concerned about irresponsible — and unpardonable– evil and corruption in the world, and in the Catholic Church? You should be smart enough, if you are attending a college (Brown University?) to use good language, especially towards Christian women!
I object that Linda Maria’s posts (blasphemous in content and histrionic in tone should be publicised by a site which labels itself Catholic.
I make no excuses for objecting to or even ridiculing what she writes. See, I love and am faithful to the Catholic Church and its Magisterium. I have no patience with the scandal spread in publishing her disrespectful and hysterical non-truths. So far, trying to engage her in serious discussion produces nothing but her consigning me to hell. She certainly needs more theological training.
You are consigning yourself to obscurity by way of your demonstrable lack of charity, (K)aritas, Vincente) and wherewithal to observe the fruits that threaten what you say you love.
Fidelity to the Catholic Church is to fight for Her, not collude by way of false obedience to a veritable pillage. You not only need more accurate theological training – the modern sophistry degree equates to air guitar lessons – but a solid dose of reality, friend. Maybe a diaper change.
Your naive arrogance is, however, amusing. A trip down memory lane for many.
Somebody really pushed your buttons, caritas! And you let them do it! Why? Ignore it!
My goodness, caritas, no one on this website has ever consigned you to Hell! Nobody cares! Many Catholics were brought up being daily taught all about mortal and venial sins, and to avoid all sexual sins like the plague— because they all were mortal sins, and you could go to Hell! That included reading dirty books and magazines, and seeing dirty movies, such as the ones that were condemned. And sex outside marriage, birth control, and acts of sex perversion, which also were illegal. (I won’t name the rest– too filthy! I will continue…
I will continue… So, some Catholics wondered why so many different sins were termed as very dangerous, and mortal, not venial. Among all the mortal sins were murder, buying, selling, or promoting pornography, and fornication, prostitution, birth control, abortion, sexual perversions (such as homosexual acts), adultery, divorce, etc. etc.– and MISSING SUNDAY MASS!! So, caritas, all these sins often appear today, in big Catholic news stories, and posters all respond differently. And NO ONE thinks that you, caritas– are “going to Hell!” That’s RIDICULOUS!!
In my day, caritas– Catholics were taught well, received good religious training, and only a small percentage ever committed serious sins, ending up as juvenile delinquents, or worse, in some cases! Almost everyone in America, both Catholic and Protestant, believed in God, had a Bible in the home, and respected Christianity! No one wanted to choose a horrible life of sin, turn their back on God and the human race– and even worse— end up in Hel! Hell is a terrible thing! And so, no one wants YOU to end up in Hell, either! My goodness!
As always, well said, Linda Maria!
I post as “caritas”. Vicente Roberto is a friend and former frat bro of mine. I speak for myself and he speaks for himself (sometimes more earthy and colorfully than I choose to do). But make no mistake, I support him 100% on the substance. Let’s call a spade a spade. Despite the tender, tender sensibilities of the Moderator regarding his favorites, some posters are turning CDC into “crazy-time” attacks on the Church. They need to be characterized for what they are. They certainly don’t use velvet gloves in their hysterical rants. Why should responders be required to?
“Let’s call a spade a spade.” = OK, (k)aritas, (k)anony and frat bro Vincente Roberto
“I post as “caritas”. Vicente Roberto is a friend and former frat bro of mine. I speak for myself and he speaks for himself (sometimes more earthy and colorfully than I choose to do). But make no mistake, I support him 100% on the substance.’ = Alert! = 100% Oscar Mayer Baloney Detection
….again, spoken like a true child. “They need to be characterized for what they are.” Do you need some Desitin with that diaper change, (K)aritas, Vincente?
Your extolling “theological training” is an advertisement for brain wash if you are the product. Good grief, man. And the whole bit about Moderator’s favorites. I think someone is on the verge of a pout.
Anonymous II: how do you know she’s a woman? And even if she is, why treat her any differently than if she were a man?
Question 1: Because she calls herself Linda Maria.
Question 2: I don’t.
The question was for Anonymous II, unless Anonymous II = caritas.
(K)aritas, Vincente, or whoever you are, you sure seem to have a problem with others expressing themselves while you, routinely, sink to new lows. Perhaps you should keep to your studies at Brown.
God bless you, Linda Maria, for posting with such passion and obvious love for Catholic Faith and Morals!
Thanks, Ann Malley! I really enjoy your excellent posts!
…your posts are hitting the vein of gold, Linda Maria, or else there wouldn’t be such an explosion from the cry room! God bless and take (K)aritas, Vincente’s comments as the compliment they are.
Kids these days. Umph!
The Church is an utter disaster it has not idea what it teaches, what it is all about or if its even Roman Catholic, now we have Pope Francis once again yesterday in Rome telling the crowds to “open your hearts and doors” to the ISLAMIC invaders of Europe!! Europe is being destroyed before our very eyes and with the help of Rome, who would ever have thought this could happen? But happen it did, by way of the Second Vatican Council, once the Roman liturgy was destroyed by Annibale Bugnini by taking Latin away the rest was well, quite easy to do after all every religion is the same and we all worship the same god right????
Janek, it would be my privilege to shake your hand and I agree again. This is just the beginning and more of these same sex attracted sodomites will follow with endorsing what is sin.
I agree it is time to stop providing ‘Churchy’ cover for green beer busts denigrating Saint Patrick:
Time to end this charade — the sooner the better.
So, is it finally time to throw in the towel on impure, supposed Catholic celebrations and commemorations? Saint Patrick’s Day comes to mind, for example.
And by pure, we mean free of all stain of secular nastiness. The annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, given its current leadership and some of its marchers, no more resembles something Catholic or worthy to have St. Patrick’s name associated with it than a dung heap.
This is the kind of thing that the Archbishop cannot allow, and keep his pretense to faithfully leading his flock. Time to step-up and say No, Abp. Cordileone.
When young, I knew of some good, practicing-Catholic men, who later quietly confided to family and friends, that they were homosexuals. This was in pre-Vatican II, long before the word “gay” was ever invented. These men all had good, solid upbringings, and outstanding Catholic educations. They went to Mass a lot, and said their Rosaries daily. They believed that leading a good, chaste life, of selfless service to God and mankind— while pursuing their professional careers– was very important! Many of these kinds of men contributed a great deal to their local communities, and to the country. Such men are Real Men, too— and no one ever knew they were homosexuals!
Fundamental Transformation = BAMN By Any Means Necessary, preferably Big Lies trashing the pork byproduct gender:
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