A Catholic parish in San Francisco has been classified alongside graphic San Francisco sex-fest sponsor Miller Brewing after officials served Communion to members of the ultra anti-Catholic “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” whose mockery of Christianity is legend in the city.
The service was captured on video by a member of the Catholic group St. Joseph’s Men Society, and it has been made available Catholic blogsite Quamdiu Domine.
Two “sisters” at Holy Redeemer church in San Franscico
“I doubt that even Judas would have done such a perverse thing as this,” said Anthony Gonzales, president of the men’s organization. “Not only did [Archbishop George] Niederauer sell out our Lord for human respect but deliberately crucified Him again within the very sanctuary of the church that he was consecrated to protect. If Rome does not remove him immediately from his position and excommunicate him for this evil, then Rome itself becomes complicit in the crime. Enough is enough!”
The archbishop, in an diocese newspaper editorial scheduled for publication next week, apologizes for serving the two “Sisters,” explaining he didn’t recognize who they were.
‘Sisters’ receiving Communion
He described the Oct. 7 event has routine. “The congregation was devout and the liturgy was celebrated with reverence. I noticed no demonstration, no protest, no disruption of the Eucharist,” he writes for the coming explanation.
“At Communion time, toward the end of the line, two strangely dressed persons came to receive Communion. As I recall one of them wore a large flowered hat or garland. I did not recognize either of them as wearing mock religious garb,” he said.
“Afterward it was made clear to me that these two people were members of the organization ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,’ who have long made a practice of mocking the Catholic Church in general and religious women in particular,” he said.
“Although I had often seen photographs of members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I had never encountered them in person until October 7th. I did not recognize who these people were when they approached me. After the event, I realized that they were members of this particular organization and that giving them Holy Communion had been a mistake. I apologize to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and to Catholics at large for doing so,” he said.
“The manner of dress and public comportment of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is deeply offensive to women religious and to the witness of holiness and Christian service that women religious have offered to the Church and to the world for centuries. The citizens of San Francisco have ample reason to be grateful to women religious for their unfailing support of those most in need, and to be deeply offended when that service is belittled so outrageously and offensively.
“Someone who dresses in a mock religious habit to attend Mass does so to make a point. If people dress in a manner clearly intended to mock what we hold sacred, they place themselves in an objective situation in which it is not appropriate for them to receive Holy Communion, much less for a minister of the Church to give the Sacrament to them.
“Therefore I conclude that the presence of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Mass on October 7th was intended as a provocative gesture. In that moment I failed to recognize it as such, and for that, as I have said, I must apologize,” he writes.
The service was held just days after downtown San Francisco was flooded with open nudity, public acts of sex and other activities related to the Folsom Street homosexual sex fair.
Catholics earlier reacted to the event itself by calling for a boycott of the Miller Brewing Co. after the beer giant failed to have its logo removed from a “gay”-festival promo mocking the iconic Last Supper scene of Jesus Christ and his disciples.
Now a number of groups, including Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, have been publicizing the stunt.
“Just when you thought it couldn’t get any wackier: on Sunday, just a week after the depraved, nudity-filled ‘Folsom Street Fair’ in San Francisco, the city’s Archbishop, George Niederauer, has been photographed giving Communion to two Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in their mock ‘nun’ outfits,” said a statement from AFTAH.
AFTAH chief Peter LaBarbera explained that the “Sisters” are men who dress up in outlandish outfits and white make-up to mock Catholic nuns. They adopt sexualized names including “Sister Porn Again” and their motto is “Go forth and sin some more.”
LaBarbera reported at this year’s event one, “novice” was “Sister Bambi Dextrous” who wore a T-shirt with the slogan “Bottom for Jesus” referring to the act of homosexual sodomy.
The church, Most Holy Redeemer, already had a history of pushing homosexual activism in violation of Roman Catholic Church teachings, including granting permission to the “Sisters” to hold “Revival Bingo” games there where porn DVDs and sex toys were used as prizes.
Allyson Smith, an analyst for Americans for Truth, noted that the Catholic Church believes communion involves the actual “body and blood of Jesus Christ” and such participation by the “twisted ‘sisters'” is offensive to many.
Her opinions were echoed abundantly on a response section to the California Catholic News story about the situation:
- May God have mercy on his soul,” wrote “semperficatholic.”
- “We need to bulldoze to the ground every Catholic Church in S.F. and send these left handed Catholics to the Masonic lodge where they truly belong. Let Satan put up with them,” added “pablo.”
- Mark was succinct: “Blasphemy.”
- “You could say the Archbishop has a ‘wide stance’ toward perversion-enthusiasts in the church,” added “Grandma Hat.”
- Said “Andrew,” “What an abomination! It just boggles my mind and even my whole being that the Archbishop actually participates in this total desecration of the Holy Eucharist. He who should be defending the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ is a willful conduit to this abomination. It’s very terrible and very sad – there’s no words to describe it. All good and holy people of San Francisco and everywhere, please say a prayer of reparation and spent a holy hour with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament today. As Fr. John Corapi ha[s] said a million times, SOMEBODY WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS IN HELL SOMEDAY!!!!!”
It was the Catholic League that earlier protested Miller’s involvement in the event, and posted online under a parental warning about graphic content photographs of the homosexual event on public streets.
The Folsom Street Fair broke into the headlines with its promotional image mocking the Last Supper scene of Jesus Christ and his disciples, replacing the biblical leaders with leather-adorned men and the bread and wine with sex toys.
The Catholic League had called a boycott of the Miller Brewing Co. after the beer giant failed to have its logo removed from the event.
Folsom Street Fair promotional poster
But officials say the brewer declined, and so it was distributing photographs of the event to allow leaders, residents and workers in the company’s hometown see the results of the company’s sponsorship.
“We have been informed by Miller Brewing that it is not prepared at this time to offer assurances that it will never again sponsor an anti-Christian event; it merely says that it is conducting an audit of its marketing policies. Accordingly, our response to Miller’s balk is as follows,” Donohue said.
“We are mailing pictures of the anti-Christian and sadomasochistic Folsom Street Fair that Miller so proudly sponsors to Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan and to the 211 Catholic parishes in the archdiocese. We want all Catholics in Milwaukee to know exactly what Miller stands for,” he said.
He later announced that in addition to all Catholic parishes in the Milwaukee area, all Protestant ministers also would be getting information about the event.
“Certainly the people of Milwaukee will be disgusted to see this,” said Kiera McCaffrey, director of communications for the League. “That’s why we feel it’s important people actually see what’s going on.”
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