St. Joseph’s parish to publicly take part in Gay Pride parade — again

From the annual report of St. Joe’s parish:

The LGBT community looks forward to participating in the Gay Pride parade under the St. Joseph’s banner. (Source)

So it seems that they have a banner to publicly identify the LGBT parishioners as belonging to the parish as they process down the street. Not exactly an evangelical witness.

By the way, their annual report says nothing of any procession with the Blessed Sacrament on the feast or Corpus Christi. Just sayin’.

The official line from Church authorities regarding St. Joe’s seems to be that the parish does a lot of good too, and therefore we wouldn’t want to lose the entire congregation by taking measures that are too drastic.

It’s true that there’s plenty of good at St. Joe’s. They do a lot for the poor, notably through their soup kitchen, and they also have a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere than most parishes.

But Popes Benedict and Francis did warn us against just being a social justice organization without embracing the fullness of the Gospel. There are also risks to the slow approach because St. Joe’s can corrupt the faith of others in the interim. On the other hand, there are risks to a faster approach because if parishioners get ticked off and leave, you’ve lost your opportunity to influence them and steer them on the right path.

4 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s parish to publicly take part in Gay Pride parade — again

  1. If these peole who promote the gay lifestyle are “in communion” with the Church, but the SSPX is not, than the whole concept of ecclesial communion is a joke. But no Catholic bishop will shut that parish down. Notice how well organized their parish is, and how they involve lay people in the daily work of the parish at so many levels. Notice how well documented this participation is. These days with disinterest in religion so high I would expect a typical bishop to just look the other way when confronted by their promotion of the homo-heresy. Such is what our Church has become.

  2. How is this allowed to persist? My impression of archbishop Prendergast is a good one. I’m confused….

    • The official line seems to be that St. Joe’s does a lot of good too, and therefore we wouldn’t want to lose the entire congregation by taking measures that are too drastic.

      It’s true that there’s plenty of good at St. Joe’s. They do a lot for the poor, notably through their soup kitchen, and they also have a more friendly and welcoming atmosphere than most parishes.

      But Popes Benedict and Francis did warn us against just being a social justice organization without embracing the fullness of the Gospel. There are also risks to the slow approach because St. Joe’s can corrupt the faith of others in the interim.

  3. The Oblates are really to blame here. They’re perverting the Gospel and allowing others who pervert it to continue in their ways.

    I’ve said it before, they’re not doing good because in whose name are they doing these works. Read on the document what they say about the way of the cross.

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