1.31.2005

Catholic "pastor" surprises anti-gay forces

"People aren't less human being because they're born gay. I open my heart and my church to them. We have to find a way so that these people never feel rejected," Fr. John Walsh

Fr. John Walsh is the pastor of the Catholic Church Prime Minister Martin attends when in Montreal. Lifesite.com, a Christian news service takes a dim view.

See Lifesite story: Pastor - Prime Minister's "Catholic" Pastor in Full Support of Gay Marriage Agenda

Nothing seems to frost the evangelical sect quicker than someone that disagrees with them. Tuesday, the federal government will introduce the same-sex marriage legislation. It will be a heated day as Harper and his american supported evangelical partners blow a gasket or two.

3 comments:

Rick Barnes said...

I have copied Lifesite's article here. It was removed from their site for a short time today. It is here in the event they remove it again - Queer Thoughts!

Prime Minister's "Catholic" Pastor in Full Support of Gay Marriage Agenda

Priest in good standing in diocese calls Church dogmas 'heresy.'
LASALLE, January 31, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Today's Globe and Mail reports that while Prime Minister Martin campaigns for homosexual 'marriage' abroad, the Catholic parish he occasionally attends in his Montreal riding is lending all possible support to the homosexual agenda. Martin is often called a 'devout Catholic' by the press and the Globe reports that he "struggled with his faith before embracing the idea of extending marriage rights to gays."

Fr. John Walsh, the "administrator" - known in Catholic circles as a 'pastor' - of the 'Christian Community' of St. Jean de Brebeuf, was quoted by the Globe and Mail saying that he is in fundamental disagreement with Catholic teaching on legalizing homosexual partnerings.

"People aren't less human being because they're born gay. I open my heart and my church to them. We have to find a way so that these people never feel rejected," he said.

Fr. Walsh could not be reached for comment by presstime, however, some of his homilies are posted to the Christian Community's website and illustrate his animosity to the teachings of the Catholic faith. In a homily given on January 1st 2005, the Catholic Church's Feast of Mary the Mother of God, Fr. Walsh called the Catholic doctrines about the Virgin Mary 'unreasonable." After misquoting the bible and misrepresenting the Marian dogmas as expressions of political oppression of women, Fr. Walsh concludes that devotion to Mary "as a model for women, an image that no woman was able to emulate or copy."

Fr. Walsh goes on to misrepresent several other basic Catholic doctrines about the nature and divinity of Christ. He said to his flock on one of the Church's most venerated feasts, "By celebrating today's feast and restricting it to Mother of God I believe we have reduced the feast to the level of (the third-century heresy) Docetism that says Jesus is divine but only in the appearance of a human being."

Many pro-life, pro-family activists complain that the biggest obstacle to their efforts is the abandonment of Christianity by Catholic clergy and bishops. Fr. Walsh's public refutation of fundamental dogmas of Catholicism will explain why so many public figures who call themselves Catholic, such as Prime Minister Martin, so frequently act against the teachings of their faith.

Read Fr. Walsh's homily on the Feast of the Mother of God
http://www3.sympatico.ca/johnbrebeuf/jan0105.html

Contact Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte
chancellerie@diocesemontreal.org
(514) 931-7311
(514) 931-3432 Fax
2000, rue Sherbrooke ouest
Montréal (Québec)
H3H 1G4

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Rick Barnes said...

Go Queer TV in the United States. Better hurry, James Dobson and the American Family Association are working to change the public decency rules and fines.

They will be pleased to have an all queer tv channel.

Good Luck