Hosting blasphemy in the church basement

Hosting blasphemy in the church basement

Ah, San Francisco, the archdiocese by the bay, where blatant disregard for the Church’s teachings on sexual morality aren’t just winked at, but rewarded with the highest offices in the chancery. Last year, I noted that Most Holy Redeemer Parish was voted most gay friendly by a local newspaper and the pastor, Fr. Stephen Meriwether was quoted approving it. He was also quoted as disparaging Pope Benedict who elevated to the second-highest post at the Vatican Cardinal William Levada, the man who appointed Meriwether as pastor and chancellor. Strange, no?

The same pastor and parish were enthusiastic supporters of San Francisco’s Gay Pride parade, a bacchanalian display that included the notorious anti-Catholic group of transvestites, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Now, it turns out that the parish’s connection to the group is more than just incidental, according to the following posted on Mark Shea’s blog:

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence now use Most Holy Redeemer Parish Hall (beneath the church) for their monthly Revival Bingo.

Here’s the listing for the next event. (scroll down to graphic)

Here’s an article describing the fun, including prizes of porn dvd’s and sex toys.

Here’s the Sisters’ own description with graphics.

And here’s some info on “Peaches Christ”, guest host for the “Bare Chest Bingo” event on November 2nd. (Read her/his bio, s/he is a direct descendant of Christ)

All to take place in the same building where the Body of Christ is reserved.

The pastor is the chancellor of the archdiocese, Fr. Stephen Meriwether.

Maybe someone should ask Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco how this could be tolerated. Or perhaps Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio in Washington. Or even Meriwether’s former ordinary, Cardinal Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Domenico Bettinelli