First, thanks to Pewsitter for this alert.
Here it is. At New York's Church of St Paul the Apostle, there will be a musical commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack. However, the "rememberance concert" will be performed by a gay chorus - as evidenced on their website.
The announcement for this profanation is repeated in the church's bulletin. This church, in hosting this chorus, is lending a forum to a group that admits to its purpose of celebrating the gay lifestyle. A perusal of the bulletin will make plain that this church makes a habit of facilitating sin. Notice that it has an "Out At St Paul Group" that seems to have the fostering of a sinful and dangerous lifestyle as its self-styled "misson". And yes, that "Out" website does link to that of the Human Rights Commission! You can go further down to see the "centering prayer" and yoga. They even take trips to Atlantic City to support that city's despicable gambling industry.
This bunch will most likely be performing in front of the Blessed Sacrament, offering insult to Our Lord Himself. This concert will make a mockery of the tragedy of 9/11 by lending legitimacy to a dangerous and sinful lifestyle.
Nine years ago, a number of us discovered similar plans afoot locally. To commemorate the first anniversary of the attack, St Mary's Church in Rockville was slated to have a number of speakers address the congregation after a Mass. One of them was rabidly pro-abortion US Congresswoman Connie Morella. When we got wind of that, we called/faxed/emailed both the pastor and the DC chancery and advised them that if Morella wasn't disinvited, they could expect a picket. Happily, they saw the errors of their ways and disinvted her, so our picket was not necessary. I call upon the faithful Catholics of New York to take similar stands and engage in similar actions.
We can and will assist you by making our protests heard. We must stand for the sanctity of that Church and for the teachings of Our Lord via the Magisterium. Here is contact information for the church. Here is contact information for the Archdiocese of New York.
By the way - as I look at the homepage of the chorus, it seems that they profaned yet another Catholic Church this past May - the Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament. When we contact the archdiocese, we need to ask what's up with this bunch being granted admittance to this church as well.
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