Monday, May 06, 2013

Bp Gumbleton celebrates anniversary Mass for gay Detroit Dignity

Tim Drake, "Marygrove College Chapel Hosts Liturgy Celebrating Homosexual Dignity Group" (Cardinal Newman Society, April 10, 2013):
Catholic Marygrove College’s Sacred Heart Chapel is hosting an anniversary liturgy, celebrated by retired Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, in honor of the homosexual group Dignity-Detroit’s 39th anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 5. The day prior, DignityUSA President Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues is addressing the gathering.

Unlike the group Courage, which accepts Catholic teaching and is approved by the Catholic Church, DignityUSA rejects the idea that homosexuality is “disordered” and actively affirms and promotes the homosexual lifestyle.

Former Boston Bishop William Murphy forbade diocesan personnel from participating in DignityUSA’s conferences because “they espoused a position contrary to Catholic moral teaching supporting …sexual relations between persons of the same sex….”

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron recently told the Detroit Free Press that Catholics who publicly advocate for homosexual marriage should not receive the Eucharist.

"For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: 'I believe the church offers the saving truth of Jesus, and I reject what the church teaches.' In effect, they would contradict themselves. This sort of behavior would result in publicly renouncing one's integrity and logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."

"You don't come to church to celebrate your sin ..."

[Hat tip to D.K.]




As Edmund Burke declared, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."



It's well past time that Tom Gumbleton was laicised and excommunicated.



Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that one has to wait until we come to the African American non-Catholic woman before we hear a clear expression of the crux of the scandal: "You don't come to church to celebrate your sin ..."

Amen to that, dear sister!



How to explain the inexplicable? The most charitable narrative would be that Gumbleton is of course "gay," and also celibate, because we know how common are both the former and ... cough, cough, the latter, right?