A parish in Bishop Gerald Kicanas’ diocese of Tucson uses illicit matter for their eucharistic hosts, recites a made-up creed on Sunday and is allegedly aligned with LGBT activists.

Saint Pius X in Tucson, Arizona, has as its pastor Fr. Harry Ledwith, who’s videotaped at Mass reciting a made-up creed titled “The Hungry Credo of Concern” along with his parishioners in April. Except for mentioning “One Lord Jesus Christ,” the creed is a complete fabrication of social justice issues. One section of their creed recited at Mass during Sundays of Lent reads, “This is hunger gone mad. This is the black horse of the apocalypse, this famine galloping across the dry plains of Somalia, the Sudan and Northern Nigeria, charging wild-eyed through the streets of Calcutta and the countryside of Bangladesh.”

A reporter asked the church secretary about the odd looking eucharistic bread used at Mass and she gave him a so-called “recipe,” which parishioners used to make communion wafers to be consecrated at Mass. The recipe includes white flour, salt, baking powder and olive oil, which at least renders the consecration illicit and quite possibly invalidates the sacrament.

The reporter was told by the secretary at St. Pius church that she thought the Vatican had approved of such material to be used in making communion bread. She also told him Bp. Kicanas was aware of the recipe and gave his approval. He tried to meet with Bp. Kicanas later that day concerning the liturgical abuses but was unable. Dagenais did bring up the illicit material used for communion hosts to the bishop’s secretary, who quickly brushed it off, saying it was valid as long as the parish followed Church norms.

The LGBT activist group Rainbow Interfaith Community claims St. Pius X is in unison with their agenda and viewpoints. This group hyperlinks to the parish of St. Pius X on their homepage. This page reads, “We affirm LGBT people by accepting their sexuality and not seeking to change it and strive to overcome the alienation created by past religious condemnation and rejection.”

In a video Fr. Ledwith gave an overview of his parish as follows, “Our charism is social justice, prayer and vibrant, holistic liturgy. Our ministry extends to families with children, single adults and persons of all orientations.” 

Full story at Church Militant.