Jan 10, 2007

Rainbow logo

Have you seen the logo above, on the Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics page (click on this post's title) of the website of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles?

Part of the text on the page says:

"Early Christians recognized each other by the sign of the fish"

"See in the fish pin a sign of recognition of our lesbian and gay sisters and brothers. The pin signals solidarity with all people of faith who promote justice and inclusivity for every person in their faith communities.

"In 2006 we celebrated our 20th anniversary of this ministry. The Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics was founded by Cardinal Roger Mahony on February 4, 1986 and is supported throughout the Archdiocese at parish level an active outreach ministry with gay and lesbian Catholics, their parents, families and friends.


"The Ministry With Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC) recognizes that all persons with a homosexual orientation are capable of living a full Catholic life in union with all the members of the Church..."

Comment: For some reason, the page does not explain the fish symbol and its origin. Ever since the early Church, Catholics (and, later, Protestants) have used the fish as a symbol for Jesus, because in Greek, the word for fish, icthys, is an acronym for: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.

Ole Q believes that appropriating or taking over any symbol for Jesus is, um, not a good idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 years and 46 days remaining.....it's going to feel alot longer that that.

Paul in Long Beach

9:08 AM  
Blogger Gorbachenko said...

No doubt a fish also has some meaning in the deviant homosexual subculture.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Paul in Long Beach,

Guess we need to pray that the successor will be a great bishop, traditional and pro-life.

6:00 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Gorbachenko,

I just checked out your profile. Thank you for your service to our country as a U.S. Marine.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Gorbachenko,

Glad to see "With the Old Breed at Pelelieu and Okinawa," by the late Professor Eugene "Sledgehammer" Sledge, is one of your favorite books. Mine, too.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Gorbachenko said...

Thanks, Q. Great blog, by the way.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Treasurer, Dr. Attila Revesz, will be in Hungary for sometime. Because of this, we need someone who will act as Assistant to the Treasurer until he returns.

This person would be responsible for receiving the forwarded mail, copying the envelopes and checks, recording the information in a data base,depositing the checks, and faxing or emailing this information on to Attila at a U.S. email or fax number.

At this time, the records will have to be kept for the General donor fund and for the "Priests in Need" fund.

If you would like to help "Concerned Roman Catholics of America" in this
vital Apostolate, please call or email me, Kenneth Fisher, at:7114-491-2284 or at: crcoa@dslextreme.com.

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.

11:55 PM  

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