‘Gay pride’ Mass rescheduled in Boston
June 20, 2011
Organizers of a June 19 prayer service for gay, lesbian, and transgendered persons at St. Cecilia Parish in Boston have announced that a Mass in commemoration of gay pride month, canceled at the request of the archdiocese, has been rescheduled for July 10. Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s spokesman said that the mayor will attend the Mass.
- Mass marking gay pride is back on (Boston Globe)
- Rainbow Ministry (St. Cecilia Parish)
- Boston archdiocese forces change in plans for 'Gay Pride' Mass (CWN, 6/13)
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Posted by: hartwood01 -
Jun. 22, 2011 12:27 PM ET USA
The vocal gay pride members have the Church hostage. Any teaching on this subject is construed to mean hate-mongering. No one denies their right to be treated as the beloved children of God that they are. Absolving their sinful lifestyle is not the Church's mission. Difficult as it is, they are called to chastity.
Posted by: non-faithfulcatholicschools7869 -
Jun. 20, 2011 10:45 AM ET USA
If this is allowed to continue,the Bishop would be guilty of enabling the sin of the priest and the parishioners that take part in the Mass. This would be against Church teaching and a Scandal within the Diocese of Boston. The Bishop should not permit this Blasphemy to take place as the "Lifestyle" of the homosexual is the sin, not the individual. Celebrating a mass in honor of this lifestyle is Blasphemous.
Posted by: fred3885 -
Jun. 20, 2011 6:00 AM ET USA
Hopefully the Bishop responsible for the parish will take action and a) will forbid the mass and b) if it takes place will take action against the priest(s) involved. The Church has trouble enough to make its message heard and understood as it is, we don't need members who spread the wrong message.