Yesterday's post here focused on the entrance procession's placing, said The Tidings, "rainbow[-]colored banners" behind the altar. That should not have been allowed -- because the unrepentant, actively homosexual movement uses the rainbow as its main symbol.
There was more. The participants sang the hymn, "Somos El Cuerpo de Cristo" ("We Are the Body of Christ"). A concelebrant spoke of homosexuals' "'pride of belonging' to the [C]hurch," The Tidings said. He added, "we have a place in the [C]hurch because of our baptism."
Another concelebrant spoke of the Ministry members at Blessed Sacrament Parish being "involved in every facet of the community," and he added, "That speaks of the spirit of God with them and with us." Ministry coordinator Fran Ruth said, "...hopefully, one day we won't have a need for this ministry. Hopefully, one day we'll just be all together."
But could it be that talk of "we are the Body," of "belonging," of "a place in the Church," of "every facet of the community" and of "one day we'll just be all together" might lend itself to the interpretation that seminaries and the priesthood should admit homosexuals? Let us hope that the padres who spoke did not mean it that way and did qualify it. Anyone who uses such language should be careful to qualify it to rule out such an interpretation. And The Tidings should be thorough and responsible enough to be sure to quote any such qualifiers.