Catholic Marygrove College’s Sacred Heart Chapel is hosting an anniversary liturgy, celebrated by retired Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, in honor of the homosexual group Dignity-Detroit’s 39th anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 5. The day prior, DignityUSA President Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues is addressing the gathering.
Unlike the group Courage, which accepts Catholic teaching and is approved by the Catholic Church, DignityUSA rejects the idea that homosexuality is “disordered” and actively affirms and promotes the homosexual lifestyle.
Former Boston Bishop William Murphy forbade diocesan personnel from participating in DignityUSA’s conferences because “they espoused a position contrary to Catholic moral teaching supporting …sexual relations between persons of the same sex….”
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron recently told the Detroit Free Press that Catholics who publicly advocate for homosexual marriage should not receive the Eucharist.
"For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: 'I believe the church offers the saving truth of Jesus, and I reject what the church teaches.' In effect, they would contradict themselves. This sort of behavior would result in publicly renouncing one's integrity and logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."
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