Catholics in San Francisco See a Strict Message on Gays

Sep 30, 2012 Full story: San Jose Mercury News 16

At Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro, this city's largest gay district, about 20 of the faithful gathered for 8 a.m. Mass recently, clustering in the middle pews.

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“Sara for Fun (( M 2 F ))”

Since: Aug 10

Bahrain

#1 Sep 30, 2012
Those are personal rights and obedience to the Lord for more freedom

Since: Mar 07

United States

#2 Sep 30, 2012
It's simply the first volley in a new and vicious culture war. One that is unchristian and unnecessary.

But the RC should worry that's it's also their harbinger of their eventual loss of relevance in the US.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#3 Sep 30, 2012
With every move made by the Vatican another nail is pounded into the churches doors. The day will come when no one will be able to enter.

Here is an interesting comment from a recent Faith In Public Life, the numbers are startling:

"The church’s preoccupation with homosexuality and gay marriage also seems to be misplaced energy given that Catholic marriages are plummeting. Mark Gray, a prominent researcher at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, presented the facts in an article for Our Sunday Visitor last summer. Gray writes:“The number of marriages celebrated in the Church has fallen from 415,487 in 1972 to 168,400 in 2010 — a decrease of nearly 60 percent — while the U.S. Catholic population has increased by almost 17 million.”
CHAS

Dillon, CO

#4 Sep 30, 2012
The Vatican will make a great museum.

The RC church lost its relevancy long ago. It is an anachronism.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#5 Sep 30, 2012
This is calculated cruelty on the Poop's, sorry, I mean POPE'S cynical part. He knew EXACTLY what he was doing in sending another snapping turtle to run the San Francisco show.

This from a wretched old grinning Nazi who trots around in frilly lacy petticoats and pretty shiny red shoes. I HOPE they are Prada, for he certainly is an old devil.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Sep 30, 2012
Catholics over history have prosecuted people for telling the truth, whether it be figuring out that the earth isn't flat or at the center of the solar system, or the pope's butler today. And as little as two years ago still hiding pedophiles in their ranks. Long term celibacy is much more unnatural, particularly for men, than homosexuality, that's why the priesthood attracts and breeds pedophilia. It is just not adult, (or actually human) to be nonsexual that's why these men never mature... priests mentally are children. Unfortunately for children in their minds it makes children their peers.

Since: Nov 09

Columbus OH

#7 Sep 30, 2012
I don't see how any LGBT individual (or allie) can even think of darkening the door of a RC church. This is hate pure and simple! For those LGBT individuals that like the liturgy of the RC church they are welcome to join ELCA Lutherans and Episcopalians.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Sep 30, 2012
Catholic membership in San Francisco will continue to decline. Catholics represent the largest denominational church in California. The fact of the matter is, the second largest group is the group of ex-Catholics.

Funny thing that. Most Italians don't go to church either. The Catholic leadership does a very good job of discouraging people's church attendance and receiving Eucharist.

“goodbye topix”

Since: Jun 12

Im not here

#9 Oct 30, 2012
Appointing this 1 right in the traditional center of the gay rights movement is so sending a message of intolerance. It's not defending the Church it's almost a declaring of an attack.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Oct 30, 2012
_Chartreuse_ wrote:
Appointing this 1 right in the traditional center of the gay rights movement is so sending a message of intolerance. It's not defending the Church it's almost a declaring of an attack.
It is indeed. I remember the days when San Francisco was full of Catholic Churches and schools. The Catholic Church is losing touch with the people. For example, the second largest church in church in California is the group who are former Catholics.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Oct 30, 2012
Hey the bishop was also arrested for drunk driving.
Typesetting Division2

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Oct 30, 2012
Quest wrote:
It's simply the first volley in a new and vicious culture war. One that is unchristian and unnecessary.
But the RC should worry that's it's also their harbinger of their eventual loss of relevance in the US.

I'm sure you wouldn't mind or even report if some queer raped a kid in your custody but thankfully most normal people do the right thing and report when another queer assaults another child..
Typesetting Division2

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Oct 30, 2012
Truth wrote:
Catholics over history have prosecuted people for telling the truth, whether it be figuring out that the earth isn't flat or at the center of the solar system, or the pope's butler today. And as little as two years ago still hiding pedophiles in their ranks. Long term celibacy is much more unnatural, particularly for men, than homosexuality, that's why the priesthood attracts and breeds pedophilia. It is just not adult,(or actually human) to be nonsexual that's why these men never mature... priests mentally are children. Unfortunately for children in their minds it makes children their peers.
It was all adult male queers touching little boys.
Sick m effers.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#14 Oct 30, 2012
Typesetting Division2 wrote:
<quoted text>It was all adult male queers touching little boys.
Sick m effers.
oh stfu looooser

Since: Oct 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Oct 30, 2012
Don't blame me, I'm an ELCA Lutheran !

:)

(And you won't find too many people as PROUDLY anti-Catholic than me).

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#16 Oct 31, 2012
Typesetting Division2 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure you wouldn't mind or even report if some queer raped a kid in your custody but thankfully most normal people do the right thing and report when another queer assaults another child..
Funny considering that most cases are straight males raping/molesting girls. I guess what we should really be worrying about is straight men like you huh?

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