Oct 25, 2007

Telling Rome...

Worldnetdaily.com today reported (click on this post's title) that Mr. Anthony Gonzales of the San Francisco watchdog group St. Joseph's Men's Society is going to send Rome photo evidence of the homosexual activities going on at homosexual-friendly Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco.

To find out about some of those activities, go to the Catholic watchdog web site Quamdiu Domine ("How long, O Lord?" -- Psalm 12/13) at www.qdomine.com
(Thanks to friend Gibbons J. Cooney of S.F. for pointing this out.)

But here are some questions:

Cardinal William Levada must have known of Most Holy Redeemer Parish's homosexual-friendliness when he was Archbishop of San Francisco. He is not known to have done anything about it then. Now that he is so high up in Rome, will he act on any complaints about that parish?

San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer and Cardinal Levada are lifelong friends and have bought a retirement condo together. Have they consulted each other about the recent shocking events at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, such as the Archbishop's Communion for the anti-Catholic transvestite "Sisters?"

Archbishop Niederauer held positions for many years at St. John's Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Have he, Cardinal Levada and Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles consulted each other about the shocking events?

With the recent suspension of that monsignor from the Congregation for the Clergy, and the further claim that he has a list of homosexuals at the Vatican, what kind of hearing will officials and staffers at the Vatican give to complaints about homosexual-friendliness in a San Francisco parish?

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs for the Faith and for resisting the evil demands of a homosexual tyrant, pray for us all!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a tip ! Archbishop Nidemauer will be at St. Anthonys Catholic Highschool in Long Beach, Calif. tommorow Friday October 26th ,2007 to recieve some award.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry! wrong date It will be monday Nov. 5th, 2007

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence be there?

11:20 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Mike,

Thanks for the tip! I've just looked it up, and Archbishop Niederauer and Cardinal Levada were classmates at St. Anthony High School, class of 1954.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Jude,

I've been thinking of other names for them, starting with "Misters" instead of "Sisters."

"Misters of Perpetual...?"

How about you -- any thoughts?

11:40 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Misters sounds good to me

9:30 AM  
Blogger Joseph D'Hippolito said...

You know, Quintero, when Rome does something about this, I'll buy beachfront property in Northern Saskatchewan.

Wake me when this gets settled.

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Column by Archbishop George H. Niederauer

Catholic San Francisco -- Oct. 19, 2007

A recent event that greatly concerns me needs some

additional explanation -- and with it an apology.

On Sunday, October 7, 2007, I celebrated Mass at

Most Holy Redeemer Parish here in San Francisco,

during my first visit there. The congregation was

devout and the liturgy was celebrated with reverence.

I noticed no demonstration, no protest, no disruption

of the Eucharist.

At Communion time, toward the end of the line, two

strangely dressed persons came to receive Communion.

As I recall one of them wore a large flowered hat or

garland. I did not recognize either of them as wearing

mock religious garb.

Afterward it was made clear to me that these two

people were members of the organization "Sisters of

Perpetual Indulgence," who have long made a practice

of mocking the Catholic Church in general and

religious women in particular. My predecessors,

Cardinal William Levada and Archbishop John Quinn,

have both denounced this group's abuse of sacred

things many times in the past. Only last year, I

instructed the Administrator of Most Holy Redeemer

Parish to cancel the group's use of the hall on the

parish grounds, once I became aware of it.

In the year and a half since I arrived in San

Francisco, there have been several instances of

offensive attacks on Catholic faith and devotional

life. Only two weeks ago Catholic San Francisco

carried my remarks condemning the derisive use of the

image of the Last Supper on a poster printed by

another local group.

Although I had often seen photographs of members of

the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I had never

encountered them in person until October 7th. I did

not recognize who these people were when they

approached me.

After the event, I realized that they were members

of this particular organization and that giving them

Holy Communion had been a mistake.

I apologize to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of

San Francisco and to Catholics at large for doing so.

The manner of dress and public comportment of the

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is deeply offensive to

women religious and to the witness of holiness and

Christian service that women religious have offered to

the Church and to the world for centuries. The

citizens of San Francisco have ample reason to be

grateful to women religious for their unfailing

support of those most in need, and to be deeply

offended when that service is belittled so

outrageously and offensively.

Someone who dresses in a mock religious habit to

attend Mass does so to make a point. If people dress

in a manner clearly intended to mock what we hold

sacred, they place themselves in an objective

situation in which it is not appropriate for them to

receive Holy Communion, much less for a minister of

the Church to give the Sacrament to them.

Therefore I conclude that the presence of the

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Mass on October

7th was intended as a provocative gesture. In that

moment I failed to recognize it as such, and for that,

as I have said, I must apologize.


3:52 PM  
Blogger Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Here's what I don't understand: The Sisters for Perpetual Indulgence have their HQ in S.F., right? So at some point, Archbishop Niedemauer must have known about them, right? Or, at least somebody on his staff should have told him about them, right?

The apology was good and necessary but doesn't this whole episode expose the archbishop's naivete?

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Hippo Joey, it exposes your inability to accept a rational explanation and apology for an honest mistake. Let go the anger, Hippo.

5:22 AM  

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