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    Monday, October 15, 2007

    Archbishop George H. Niederauer

    It does seem Californicate needs some special pastors. And I am guessing striving to be all things to all people, the Bishops and Priests assigned there have a special outreach to our homosexual brothers.

    I really think it is that simple. That ministering in California brings one close to the mindset. And that sometimes then, the line gets blurry.

    Remember that Bishop that went over to the Rev. Moon group? Same thing. Just simple human clay feet. God bless them, and let's hope for the best.


    Nearly a week after being filmed giving communion to two gay activists dressed as 'nuns' Archbishop George H. Niederauer has apologized in a column for the diocesan Catholic San Francisco newspaper. In his column, the San Francisco Archbishop repeats statements previously given to about not being aware of any disruption, nor recognizing any "mock religious garb."

    Anthony Gonzales of St. Joseph's Men Society, one of the groups which filmed the Archbishop giving the 'sisters' Communion, told that he was pleased with the apology. Gonzales, who will be discussing the matter on Fox's O'Reilly Factor tonight, added, however, that "The Archbishop has a history of "mistakes" especially where homosexuality is concerned."

    In 1986, Niederauer wrote a letter to an Orange County judge asking that a priest convicted of 26 counts of felony child sexual abuse be spared prison time - the priest received no jail time for the offences. Niederauer wrote that the boys involved might have mistaken "horsing around" for molestation. Niederauer later admitted that the letter had been a "mistake."

    In 2004, Archbishop Niederauer publicly opposed a Utah ballot initiative that constitutionally banned same-sex marriage because it included a ban on civil unions.

    In 1996, as bishop of Salt Lake City, he helped form a coalition of religious leaders opposing the ban on high-school "gay-straight alliances" proposed by the Utah legislature.

    In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle last year the then-incoming Archbishop praised the film Brokeback Mountain which had been condemned by pro-family groups as a dangerous homosexual propaganda film. Niederauer admitted to seeing the film and called it "very powerful". He added that "one of the lessons (of the film) is the destructiveness of not being honest with yourself and not honest with other people and not being faithful, trying to live a double life."

    When the Vatican proposed that homosexual men, practicing or not, should not be ordained to the priesthood, Archbishop Niederauer's spin on the document incorrectly took it only to mean that homosexuals, like heterosexuals, must be able to "be able and willing to subordinate all relationships and conduct all relationships with others in a way that's compatible with a celibate lifestyle."


    Anonymous Joe I. said...

    Hey man, thanks for the info!

    Glad you have the marbles to post this.

    Any source for the info?

    October 21, 2007  
    Blogger Joseph said...

    Thanks for the comment.

    The source link is in the original post.

    A little hard to see sometimes.. I know :)

    October 22, 2007  

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