Showing posts with label GLBT. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sisters of Saint Joseph Crandolet Offer Gomorrist Workshop

Transvestite Barbara Satani will appear under the auspices
of this event.
Edit: while some people are straining at gnats, playing Simon Wiesenthal, we were just sent this and decided to present it, more or less as it appears without any editing of the text. A decadent midwestern Nunnery that has been run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph Crandolet, in a very quiet neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota, are hosting a workshop on depravities which the Apostle Saint Paul says Christians should be ashamed to discuss. They’ve been engaged in this sort of thing for years, engaging in sorceries and other blasphemies while presenting themselves as upstanding Catholics. We’re fairly certain that no one will do anything about it, but just for the record.

Heaven forfend if they were to suddenly offer a worship on Traditional Catholicism and invite the FSSP to help make over their wreckovated church.

It’s truly incredible that other religious orders have been disciplined for far less apparent reason, while they continue, year after year to insult Christ and His Church, while they misrepresent themselves as Catholic religious.

The event is expected to take place Wednesdays, May 8, 15, and 22, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

We are gendered beings. Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine energies are manifest in each of us and invite us to embrace a unique gender identity not necessarily limited by biology. This course will invite us to explore the Divine Feminine and Masculine as part of our gender identity, which is a gift to the world and ourselves.

Explore starting from “where you are at”—as someone who is consciously thinking about gender identity for the first time or someone who has engaged exploration of gender identity for a while. The evenings will provide information by presenters from the field, time for Q & A and discussion, and reflection exercises to integrate learning as part of coming to a deeper understanding of one’s own unique gender identity as gift.

Session 1 (May 8) will explore the masculine and especially feminine images of the Divine in the Scriptures, and discuss the relevancy of such imagery for our lives today.

Presenter: Carolyn Pressler is the Harry C. Piper Professor of Biblical Interpretation at United Theological Seminary, an ecumenical theological school founded in 1960. She teaches a range of courses in Older Testament, Hebrew and Biblical Theology, including, “Feminist Approaches to the Bible.” She is the author of two books, The View of Women Found in Deuteronomic Family Laws and Joshua, Judges and Ruth, and co-editor of a third volume, Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World: An Introduction to Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Katharine Doob Sakenfeld. Pressler is currently working on a commentary on the book of Numbers for the Abington Old Testament Series. Her numerous articles deal with gender studies and the Bible, biblical law, and the Psalms.

Session 2 (May 15) will address the question, “What is gender?” utilizing modern gender studies and psychology. For instance, gender is not necessarily defined by biological sex, sexual orientation or chromosomes. Gender is . . . spectrum . . . a range of expression . . . how you relate to yourself . . . personal identity.

Presenter: Alex Iantaffi, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor with the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. He is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, and editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. His therapeutic work is currently focused on transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families, and on integrating body-based approaches to psychotherapy with narrative therapy.

Session 3 (May 22) will be a night of rich story-telling. You will hear from and be able to ask questions of a diverse panel of individuals who will share their journeys of coming to understand their respective gender identities—for example, as a transgender person, dual gender person, woman, man, etc.


Barbara Satin is a transgender activist from Minneapolis who focuses her energies on issues of faith and aging in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community both locally and nationally. Barbara currently works as a staff person with the Institute for Welcoming Resources, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization coordinating pro-LGBT efforts within faith communities throughout the U.S. She has served on the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ, the first transgender woman to have a national leadership role in the denomination.

Claire Avitabile graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in theatre. She currently works full-time at the Sabes Jewish Community Center as Director of Performing Arts. In 2006, Claire founded 20% Theatre Company and has been leading the company ever since as Executive Director. For 20% Theatre, she has directed ten productions, including the recently sold-out world premiere of The Naked I: Wide Open, which she published. The Naked I: Wide Open explored the land beyond "male" and "female" - showcasing a variety of monologues and short scenes about transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Anthony Neuman grew up performing with the Youth Performance Company in Minneapolis and The Phipps in Hudson, WI. He joined the cast at 20% Theatre in 2008 and now calls it "home." He was cast in a lead role of Standards of Care by Tobias K. Davis, and it changed his life. He has since performed in the sold-out 2009 production of The Naked I: Monologues from Beyond the Binary, and the recently sold-out world premiere 2012 production of The Naked I: Wide Open. Anthony also works with Freshwater Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

Series Facilitator: Jim Smith is Program Manager with DignityUSA, a nation-wide faith community of LGBTQ persons and allies, and is an active member of DignityUSA's Transgender Caucus. He is a retreat and spiritual director, a published author and a community activist in marriage equality. Other guests presenters will be a part of the sessions.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CDF Archbishop Mueller to Tackle LGBT-Masses

(Vatican) The New Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine and the Faith Gerhard Ludwig is determined to end the problem of Mass for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transexuals. The offensive event is offered two times every month in a Novus Ordo Eucharist in Warwick Street in the London district of Soho. The Homosexual-celebration takes place with the approval of the current Archbishop of Westminster, Msgr Vincent Nichols.

London LGBT-Mass with the Approval of Archbishop Nichols

London Catholics have turned after futile attempts to address the Ordinary, to Rome.  Several contacts in the Roman Curia have shown themselves concerned by the action and have looked for an explanation of the London Andersrum-Service.  Thereupon, the principle aspects were discussed principally in terms concerning pastoral validity and a ghettoization within the Church, if such specifically prescribed group-services are celebrated.

Catholics Pray the Rosary at the Church -- Their Petitions Unheard

London Catholics were especially offended by the form in which the Mass was celebrated. In a petition already sent a long time previously to Archbishop Nichols,  several Roman Congregations were made aware, that they complained that in the preaching, the condition of homosexuality was justified and with that there was a position taken which contradicts the teaching of the Church.  The Catholics then complained that with every positive approach toward pastoral support of people with homosexual inclinations it will then be nullified.  The Catholic teaching of penance, contrition and forgiveness  is not taught, but the "otherness" is celebrated  as being-as-it-is.

In the Catholic Church in Warwick Street there are significant portrayals of the rainbow flag of the homosexuals.  The rainbow flag, originally portrayed representing God's manifestation in the rainbow as a symbol of peace,  has been usurped by homosexual groups in recent years to be perceived as a militant symbol of an offensive homosexual movement.

Altars and Holy Statues Draped with Flags and Banners

The Catholics of the English capital complained in their petition that numerous flags and banners of dubious content were draped over crosses, altars, Mary and Saints statues and other religious symbols in the Church.   Most were  encouraging transvestites and transexuals to declare themselves.

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory is covered in a dazzling twice a month, so that it veils from the faithful,   not only the Catholic Faith, but also a holy place.  As there is no one among the authorities, neither pastor, nor Archbishop to whom the faithful can give an ear but to "hustle and bustle", the faithful have resorted to self-help.   They gather during the homo-Masses in front of the church and on the street and pray the rosary as a sign of disapproval, above all in any case as a gesture of reparation.

Archbishop Nichols Confirmed the Homo-Mass in February

Archbishop Nichols confirmed first in February 2012 the intention, to continue "pastoral care for Catholics with same-sex orientation" in the church on Warwick Street.  The action was brought to life under his predecessor Cardinal Cormack Murphy O'Connor.  On the internet site of the Archdiocese  corresponding documents by Cardinal Murphy O'Connor and Cardinal Basil Hume are exhibited. The pastoral reality looks however clearly different.  At the yearly "Gay Pride" there is a "Pride Mass" celebrated in Warwick Street for interested participants from the Gay Pride March through London.  "The spectacle which is played out in our church is revolting", complained a Catholic from Soho.

In Great Britain as in several states in the western world the relatively small homo-lobby attempts, supported by strong left-Liberal powers to introduce legal equality of homosexual-"marriage" and the right of adoption.  The "Soho-Masses" will be seen as a part of this homosexualization of society, which have introduced themselves into the Catholic Church,  which shows the most resistance to the attack on marriage and family, on children and the social order.  The question of the LGBT-Mass of Soho has then a religious dimension in relation to Catholic doctrine, evangelization and pastoral care, but even a political dimension.

Anglican "Concurence" influences the Catholic Ordinary

In nearby St. Anne Church, there is also Anglican "competition" with extended pastoral "services" for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals. A "competition" that is not of the praying in front of the Catholic Church Catholics understood as such, but which was perceived at the diocesan level and has contributed to the establishment of a Catholic "counter offer".

From Rome, Archbishop Nichols, who is among the contenders for Cardinal, already suggested several times to act cautiously and complies with his duty of supervision. He was also warned that Rome would otherwise take over the duty of monitoring. The "advice" has recently have become more intense, because recently, the Archbishop of Westminster has publicly stated that everyone should be careful not to judge others.

Cardinal Levada let the matter sleep - Mueller wants to act

The former Prefect of the CDF, William Cardinal Levada, who asked in 2011 to be released from office for health reasons, let the matter lie in the final months of his term. His successor, the new Prefect of the CDF, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, wants to clarify the matter, however, and with determination, because the case is not as isolated as Soho. There are other churches in other countries, where dubious gay counseling takes place.

The homosexual issue is a hot button issue for the Church. It has developed into one of the major challenges for the Church and a central point of attack against the Church the last 15 years.  Self-conscious homosexuals want to rebuild society, but they also wish to alter the legal order and to overcome the Christian teaching on homosexuality. In the last year, the appointment of Rainer Maria Cardinal Woelki as Archbishop of Berlin was perceived in the national media almost exclusively in terms of the gay question. That's surely the case because of the media's reportage, but it is also due to the contorted, rarely clear words of religious leaders with which they represent the Catholic Faith and the Catholic position.

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