Georgetown University professor and priest launches phony Catholic pro-homosexual organization

… Fr. Joseph Palacios, S.J., adjunct professor of sociology, has taken the lead on helping to found Catholics for Equality, a new organization devoted to rallying Catholics in support of gay rights.

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From the Catholic Catechism:

Chastity and homosexuality

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.

Sorry Lucinda … you’re no Galileo.


An artist who had planned to create a sculpture from DVDs send out by Minnesota’s Catholic bishops said she was suspended from her position as the Basilica of St. Mary’s artist in residence. Lucinda Nayor’s project will take anti-gay marriage DVDs sent out to Catholics in advance of the November election and create a message of “creativity and hope.” While Naylor faces a setback at the basilica, she got a boost on Monday when other groups including one called Return The DVD, joined up with her project.

Naylor doesn’t want to dwell on the suspension from a position she’s held at the downtown Minneapolis basilica for 15 years, but says attention to it could help with her project. “It will draw more attention to the DVD to art project,” she told the Minnesota Independent on Sunday.

“Disappointed as I am by my suspension, I do not want to overly focus on it,” she wrote on her blog. “My primary focus remains on making a great piece of art.”

She said she was “startled and humbled to find that I join the ranks of people before me who been silenced or ousted one by one for disagreeing with the church.”

She added, “Maybe in 500 years, I, like Galileo, will get my suspension lifted.”

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I don’t know. I don’t go to prayer meetings. I mean…


I don’t know.
I don’t go to prayer meetings.

I mean… unless business is bad or I get sick.
Times like that.

-Shopkeeper, speaking to Elmer Gantry.

Elmer Gantry, the Movie, 1960.

Based on the work by Sinclair Lewis.

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Meriting Heavenly Rewards


A priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.
Ahead of him is a guy who’s dressed in sunglasses,
a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses this cool guy,
‘Who are you, so that I may know whether or not
to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven?’
The guy replies,
‘I’m Jack, a retired airlines pilot, from Houston.’

Saint Peter consults his list.
He smiles and says to the pilot,
‘Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom.’
The pilot goes in to Heaven.

Next, it’s the priest’s turn.
He stands upright and booms out,
‘I am Father Bob, pastor of Saint Mary’s in Pasadena,
for the last 43 years.’
Saint Peter consults his list.
He says to the priest,
‘Take this cotton robe and wooden staff
and enter the Kingdom.’

‘Just a minute,’ says the good father.
‘That man was a pilot and he gets a silken robe
and golden staff, yet I get only cotton and wood.
How can this be?’

‘Up here – we go by results,’ says Saint Peter.
‘When you preached – people slept.
When he flew, people prayed .’

A true Rosary story

Submitted by Bob Stanley

Archbishop Charles Chaput: “What’s gone strange with America”


Christians’ cowardice prevents cultural renewal,
Archbishop Chaput tells Catholic scholars

Baltimore, Md., Sep 26, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News) — Christians’ lack of faith and cowardice are the primary obstacles to Christian culture at a time when unbelief is the spirit-destroying “state religion” of the modern world, Archbishop Charles Chaput has told a gathering of academics. He urged personal repentance and witness as the path to cultural renewal.

The Archbishop of Denver delivered his remarks on Sunday in Baltimore to the annual convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, which awarded him the organization’s Cardinal O’Boyle Award.

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Catholic Men of SW Suburban Chicago: Operation Formation, Oct 7 2010, Our Lady of the Woods 6:30 pm – FREE PIZZA!


Catholic Men of SW Suburban Chicago will meet at Our Lady of the Woods parish in Orland Park on Thursday, October 7th for Operation Formation – an evening of faith formation.  This event is organized by Regnum Christi Men of Chicagoland and open to all Catholic men.

The evening will include directed meditation, Mass and time for networking plus a special guest speaker, Mark Kurowski of Munster, IN, spiritual guide and author of A Simple Guide to the Spiritual Life.  Snacks of Nancy’s pizza and soda or water will be provided.  We will be in by 6:30 p.m. and out by 9 p.m.  Mark your calendar now and bring a friend.

Be sure to post the announcement in your parish bulletin.  All Catholic men are invited to attend.

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Submitted by Allen P.

A Collection of Authentic Catholic Magisterial Documents on Scripture and Related Topics

Understanding the written decrees of various Church Councils and Synods, which date all the way back to the original Council of Jerusalem, in the 1st century, along with the many succeeding generations of papal documents and decrees, is the key to knowing and practicing the authentic Catholic faith.

Without this key understanding, Catholics are easily led astray by liberal modernists (including many of today’s priests, theologians, catechists, college professors … and even … some bishops.)

Fact is … ONCE the Catholic Church officially declares something to be true … particularly when that truth has been declared through authentic conciliar documents and/or decrees, or by Ex Cathedra dogmatic papal statements … such truth cannot EVER be denied … even by latter-day popes or councils.

These days, there’s precious little truth being proclaimed … and even that is often deliberately obscured/twisted, or intentionally misappropriated by those spouting lies and evil nonsense.

Barack Obama, gay rights promoters, pro-aborts, women-priesters, Oprah, and many Catholic politicians immediately come to mind!

So, in order to avoid being led astray … it remains essential for every Catholic to know and to be able to identify the authentic Catholic truth … and then, act accordingly.

Why not spend some time studying, and then reflecting, upon some of the documents in this comprehensive list?

Pius IX. Quanta Cura (Condemning Current Errors) — December 8, 1864.

_____. Syllabus Errorum (The Syllabus of Errors) — December 8, 1864.

_____. Dei Filius (Vatican I’s Dogmatic Constitution On the Catholic Faith) — April 24, 1870.

_____. Pastor Aeternus (Vatican I’s First Dogmatic Constitution On the Church of Christ) — July 18, 1870.

Leo XIII. Aeterni Patris (On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy) — August 4, 1879.

_____. Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae (On Christian Marriage) — February 10, 1880.

_____. Providentissimus Deus (On the Study of Holy Scripture) — November 18, 1893.

_____. Apostolicae Curae (On the Nullity of Anglican Orders) — September 13, 1896.

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