from deadly sin to deeper love

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 31, 2004

Rainbow Sashes are superfluous at Boston's Jesuit Urban Center (née the Church of the Immaculate Conception):

Blessing of the Gerbils

PRIDE, A DEEPER LOVE : The Pride Interfaith Coalition is proud to announce its 27th Annual Pride Day Interfaith Service to be held Saturday, June 12, at the Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street on Copley Square, in Boston at 10:00 a.m. The newly appointed Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, will give the address and will receive the Interfaith Award for 2004. Coro Allegro, Voices Rising, and the newly formed Back Bay Ringers will be offering musical selections.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 02, 2004 10:41 PM ET USA

    Where IS the Bishop?

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 7:19 PM ET USA

    Pope Paul said the smoke of Satan had entered the sanctuary. How correct he was.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 5:53 PM ET USA

    The unfortuate result of all this is that some of them, including priests, are flashing more than peace signs.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 2:46 PM ET USA

    I am the product of a Jesuit university, one that destroyed the faith of many young Catholics and that belittled Catholic tradition. (e.g. Most of the priests did not wear clerical garb. One Jesuit told me: "I only wear black when I am feeling devilish.") I used to say that modern Jesuits were "borderline" Catholics. Now I would not even give them that much credit! My guess is that they would prefer to wear rainbow-colored clerical garb, worship the earth goddess, and flash peace signs.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 12:12 PM ET USA

    Satan's smug triumph has ascended to a new level -- enthronement in the sanctuary. Jesus warned us about these days....

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 12:00 PM ET USA

    So which is it? The Trojan Horse in the sanctuary transformed into the rainbow banner? Or: The banner of Queer came out of the Trojan Horse during the Mass of 'Welcome,' while the shrine's saint statues were carted away by the Greeks. Sure, none of this was intimated in the recent movie, but the movie is embellished fantasy. The rainbow banner above is a real life tragedy. The metaphor--if ever there was one--is over folks. This is war. Dios no muerte.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 11:46 AM ET USA

    Remove the sodomite banner and the dopey table and this is a beautiful church. I'll bet it was built before 1962.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 9:50 AM ET USA

    This reminds me of the way that they raise and retire famous hockey players' numbers in the NHL -- raising it to the rafters. Before they begin "Career eye for the late guy", I expect to see the blasphemous icon of Harvey whatsisname flying high in the public arena. As penance, a game misconduct with a suspension stretching into next season until proper repentance and restitution has been made would be just punishment for all involved.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 9:17 AM ET USA

    Whatever happened to the Jesuits of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier. These are not the Jesuits of the books I read when I was a child. Fortunately, I grew up in an isolated place with good parish priests. I wonder what if I would of had more difficulty becoming a priest if I had seen this as a kid. This will destroy more vocations in Boston. And Boston needs more good and manly men. St. Ignatius . . . pray for us, Boston, and your Society.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 9:13 AM ET USA

    If that ridiculous rainbow-chiffon doesn't bespeak the worship of man, the worship of self, well, nothing I've seen so far could do it better. The mystery to me is why God doesn't swat us right now.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 01, 2004 8:02 AM ET USA

    What frosts my butt is that so many (news media types AND priests) get away with promoting gay-ness without having to disclose any personal interest in the outcome of the debate. A pro-gay message from a gay speaker has less eclat than the same message from a straight because of perceived conflict of interest. What if we start a movement -- a letterf writing campaign? -- to require full disclosure (like in politics or business) from media and clerical types who speak out in favor of sodomy?

  • Posted by: - May. 31, 2004 9:19 PM ET USA

    Actually, "message" aside, it just looks silly. Like banner art or other vacuous decorations that pale beside the stately architecture and inherent dignity of the altar. Something like a wedding dress with flip-flops ...

  • Posted by: - May. 31, 2004 6:41 PM ET USA

    And, what says the Archbishop of Boston about this exposition in the sanctuary? Whatever happened to the banner of St Ignatius - - "Ad majorem Dei gloriam?" A rainbow banner over the altar of sacrifice is not the "magis" St Ignatius wrote of. "Fideliter" was his by-word - - - at least when I was educated by the Jesuits, this was what I was told. Who authorized this display of stupidity? And, in the name of what?

  • Posted by: - May. 31, 2004 1:03 PM ET USA

    Black for mourning would be more appropriate.