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Gay activists will confront Chicago's Cardinal George at Pentecost Mass

May 14, 2010

The Rainbow Sash Movement, a homosexual activist group, has announced plans to confront Chicago's Cardinal Francis George during Mass on Pentecost Sunday at the city's cathedral. The group is encouraging gay activists to attend the Mass, wearing the distinctive rainbow sash to indicate their support for the homosexual cause, and present themselves for Communion.

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  • Posted by: rdennehy8049 - May. 19, 2010 5:37 AM ET USA

    Hate the sin, not the sinner. That having been said...The "American" Roman Catholic Bishops need to instruct the pastors of all parishes to refuse communion to all members of their parishes who do not follow the Roman Catholic teachings. It is truly amazing how many "catholic" who have no idea of what it means to be Catholic. Some of the statements I have heard .."It's really not a sin to miss Mass on Sunday", "It doesn't matter where you go to church", "All they want is your money"

  • Posted by: ltluca7192 - May. 18, 2010 7:16 PM ET USA

    It's about time the American Catholic Bishops follow Jesus Christ. When the rainbow sashs appear for communion, pass them by. Jesus said 'go and sin no more'. Remember, he used a knotted rope to chase the sinners out of His house. It's about time to get some backbone, Bishops. That goes for all those american catholic politicians that some Catholic Bishops have cozied up to. For Shame!

  • Posted by: - May. 18, 2010 7:15 PM ET USA

    Maybe we just need to call in the 4th Degree Knights. Assuming, of course, that they know how to use those swords other than ceremonially...

  • Posted by: DCpa - May. 18, 2010 7:11 PM ET USA

    Notre Dame has no problem seeing pro-lifers prosecuted! Will Cardinal George have the courage to deny Communion to people advertising publicly their rejection of Church teaching?

  • Posted by: Bernadette - May. 15, 2010 2:55 PM ET USA

    With Cardinal George's recent award given and continued toleration of the pastor of St. Sabina's, I doubt that he will stand firm on this. What he should do is instruct his priests, deacons, and EMHCs to refuse the Holy Eucharist to these arrogant people! Also, have security guards and police available at the entrances to the church. JR is absolutely correct! "They" want to push their cause down our throats and they are getting their way with this administration and judges.

  • Posted by: jbryant_132832 - May. 15, 2010 9:51 AM ET USA

    "Cause" is even a bit tepid. Its more like "agenda" which is to persuade, convince and /or force if necessary. acceptance of their behavior on all aspects of society - most especially the Catholic Church. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs to wake up and smell the coffee. This "agenda" became official with the invasion of a Mass in NYC being celebrated by Cardinal O'Connor in 1995 by a group called ACT UP (how appropriate).

  • Posted by: - May. 14, 2010 7:49 PM ET USA

    What is "the homosexual cause"? I thought it was supposed to be a "lifestyle" that doesn't seek to impose itself on others. But apparently it's more than that. It's a "cause".