Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Most Holy Redeemer Update

Fr. Donal Godfrey, SJ, is in the news again. There's a fawning review of his book "Gays and Grays," a chronicle of the corruption of Most Holy Redeemer Church, in this week's National Catholic Reporter. One reads the entire article without sensing in any way that souls are at stake. For our review, which at least takes Most Holy Redeemer and its parishioners seriously, go here.

The whole tone of the NCR piece is summed up in this sentence:

“'Suddenly, Most Holy Redeemer had the most fabulous crèche you could imagine..."

And it closes with:

"The example set at Most Holy Redeemer gives voice to hope for a new church 'revolution through evolution,' as Godfrey called it, in a worshiping community where, he said, murmurs and whispers no longer cloak gay people in darkness and shame."

Well, Father is right about that. If there's one word that does not immediately spring to mind when thinking of MHR, it's "shame." To see what we mean, visit

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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