Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Amorality…the Fourth Theological Virtue?

In San Francisco, amorality, under the guise of tolerance, has been elevated to the level of a political principle. In some parts of the Archdiocese, apparently, it's been elevated to the level of a virtue. At least that's the Good News according to Fr. Donal Godfrey and Mr. Maurice Healy (spokesman for the Archdiocese of San Francisco). In part two of the KCBS documentary "Keeping the Faith" both men trashed concerned Catholics who have exposed the corruption at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco. Their thesis seems to be: Never judge anyone, it’ll get you into heaven! After all, Jesus said so!

Fr. Godfrey is of course no surprise, but Mr. Healy's statements show how the Archdiocese continues to paint itself into a corner. Instead of cleaning house, they attack the messengers. To be fair, it’s difficult to see what other option they have (once you rule out facing the truth). Well, I'll point another finger....

What you see here (Caution: usual MHR obscenity alert) are the "Alameda County Leather Club 'Monks'” at the “Golden Gate Guards” 2000 Run. The Alameda County Leather Corps and the Golden Gate Guards are two of seven organizations that make up the “Inter-Club Fund.” (others include the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Dykes on Bikes, and the Defenders, an affiliate of Dignity USA).

The “Inter-Club Fund” are frequent and welcome guests at Most Holy Redeemer. They’ve held their annual awards dinner there in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007, and they are scheduled to hold their awards dinner again at Most Holy Redeemer on February 16, 2008.

Are there any Catholics NOT outraged that a group like this is a welcomed annual vistor in a Catholic Church?

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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