Americans for Truth (click on this post's title) says the photo above was taken by a member of the St. Joseph's Men's Society inside Most Holy Redeemer Church in Frisco [this past weekend] and shows Abp. George Niederauer giving Communion to a fully in-drag member of the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence."
That San Francisco-founded group of avowed sodomites dresses in perverse versions of the habits of traditional Catholic sisters; gives its members "names" that mock Catholic themes; insults Jesus, His Mother and the saints; attacks Catholic doctrine on sexual morality; and urges committing sins of sodomy.
Could you find anyone besides fully costumed "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" who better qualify as "obstinate public sinners?" Should a minister of the Eucharist give them the benefit of the doubt and assume their good will?
Would the Archbishop have given Communion to robed Klansmen?
The U.S. Catholic bishops' document Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral Care says, "Catholics who are living in accord with the Church's moral teachings are invited and encouraged to participate fully and regularly in the sacramental life of the Church."
That's "in accord with," not "in opposition to."
What if they had KNELT to receive Communion? How many priests and bishops would have refused them Communion then, and bawled them out?
As the saying goes, "Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?"
P.S. So far, there seems to be no statement on the S.F. archdiocesan website about this situation.