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A Catholic Church in the gay community? a gay spiritual institution where people received Catholic Sacraments?

We Didn’t Come Here to Change Anybody 

Archdiocesan paper whitewashes "LGBT affirming" Most Holy Redeemer

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2015 (California Catholic Daily) - The July 17 issue of Catholic San Francisco contained a laudatory 1,100 word article on San Francisco's notorious Most Holy Redeemer parish, as well as its pastor and parochial vicar. The parish, which now describes itself online as "an LGBT affirming parish" — meaning it thinks homosexuality is OK — has a long history of celebrating events and hosting persons utterly in contradiction to the Catholic Church's teaching on sexuality, marriage and the family.

Recent events include parishioners in 2013 forcing the former pastor Fr. Brian Costello to remove a portrait of the Pope Benedict XVI from the altar, because of His Holiness faithfulness to Church teaching on the family; the 2012 attempt to once again host a drag show (one of many such events, and killed by publicity from CalCatholic); the 2015 hosting of Equality California, the group devoted to pushing same-sex "marriage" in the state of California; and Fr. Matthew Link's endorsement, in the August 24, 2014 parish bulletin, of the idea that a child can have two 'dads': "Next Sunday our little brother, (name redacted), will make his First Holy Communion. In this wonderfully good moment for all of us, we gather around the table with (name redacted) and his Dads, Kevin and Brian …"

None of these events, nor documented facts like the presence of same-sex "married" persons serving in liturgical ministries in violation of Church rules, made it into the story.


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