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Giving scandal

Last Sunday, Archbishop George Niederauer of the Diocese of San Francisco gave Communion to two members of the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” at the mass he was celebrating at Most Holy Redeemer parish.  (Story here.)

The “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”, whose motto is “go and sin some more” and describes itself as a “leading-edge order of queer nuns,” planned to hold regular bingo games at Most Holy Redeemer Parish until Catholic activists reported the plans to the press.  A local homosexual newspaper, the San Francisco Bay Times, reported that the events at the parish included sexually explicit activities.  Prizes included porn DVDs and “sex toys” the paper said.

 A statement by Archbishop Niederauer sent to LifeSiteNews.com by Archdiocesan communications director Maurice Healy says that the Archbishop did not notice any “mock religious garb.” 

Well, here are the pictures.  Do you notice the mock religious garb?




If he didn’t notice that one of them was dressed as a nun, what did he notice?  Regardless of any “mock religious garb,” are these men dressed appropriately for church?  Are they demonstrating an appropriate humility when they approach the priest to receive the Body of Christ?

The Archbishop should remember that he was called to be in San Francisco, not of  San Francisco.


2 responses to “Giving scandal

  1. INFJ October 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    We’re constantly told that we must be tolerant. Where in the scriptures are we told that we must tolerate Evil? Are we supposed to witness and to keep quiet and accept this kind of blasphemy? ” Don’t judge, don’t judge,” we’re told. God help us if we don’t judge!
    Jesus made a judgment when He saw His Father’s house being defiled! He not only whipped the culprits, but he took the time to MAKE the whip he used. He must have forgotten that He was only supposed to be “gentle Jesus, meek and mild.” That seems to be the only Jesus we want to follow. Certain other religions would have beheaded these freaks!


  2. Wry Mouth November 30, 2007 at 12:48 am


    My parents are deacons at a local parish. The other day, they told me they had to come out of retirement (they are in their mid-70’s) to teach RCIA again because the teacher’s “partner” was very ill and the teacher had to take time off to attend them.

    And I said to my mom, whom I love dearly, with an arched eyebrow,

    “When did you guys become Unitarians?”

    I came over here from Wuzzadem, after you pwned me with the Santa Claus v the Martians reference. Based on your most recent posts, I hope to be back soon.



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