Here's what we wrote back on August 28, 2007, in the post "MHR and How it Got That Way"
"(The Archdiocese's) neglect of the spiritual welfare of the parishioners at Most Holy Redeemer, and of gay people throughout the Archdiocese, is clerical malpractice."
Well, the Reverend Roger Landry of the Diocese of Fall River Massachusetts certainly gets it, and has no problem saying so.
"A priest in the diocese of Fall River has sharply criticized a Boston mass that was originally billed as a 'gay pride' celebration, saying that the event was 'the worst type of pastoral malpractice' on the part of parish leaders.
In columns published by The Anchor, Rev. Roger Landry said that the so-called 'gay pride' Mass in Boston 'has brought to the surface issues that extend far beyond the boundaries of one parish or archdiocese.'
In June the diocese cancelled the Mass originally planned by the St. Cecilia parish’s Rainbow Ministry to coincide with the city’s gay pride month, and allowed the event to be rescheduled in July as a 'Welcoming Mass.' While the diocese denied the Mass was intended to celebrate gay pride, the original announcement in the parish bulletin had explicitly said the mass was to be held 'in celebration of Boston’s Pride Month.'
'The controversy touches not only on the subject of the pastoral care of the Church toward those with same-sex attractions, but on the much larger matter of the purpose of the Church’s pastoral care to anyone and everyone,' wrote the priest, who is from the diocese of Sen. Ted Kennedy, widely remembered as the Senate’s longtime torchbearer for gay rights.
God bless you, Fr. Landry.