Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saint Mary's Church in Orange, Massachusetts continues to promote a priest who has misrepresented Catholic teaching..

As noted here, Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of New York as well as a Fox News contributor, misrepresented the Church when asked what conscientious objectors should do if they work for an agency issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in its document entitled Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons, warns that even where homosexual unions have been legalized, "clear and emphatic opposition is a duty." (No. 5). This important document stresses that, "any kind of formal cooperation in the enactment or application of such gravely unjust laws" and even any "material cooperation on the level of their application" must be avoided. "In this area," states the document, "everyone can exercise the right to conscientious objection."

Considerations makes it abundantly clear that, "The Church teaches that respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to considerations of homosexual unions." (No. 11). In other words, there can be no doubt that all Catholics have a moral duty to oppose the homosexual agenda.

And yet, knowing that Father Jonathan Morris has misrepresented the Church's teaching in this area, Saint Mary's Church in Orange, Massachusetts continues to promote this cleric on its Facebook page even while blocking orthodox Catholics faithful to the Magisterium from commenting on that same page.

It is unclear where the parish stands with regard to Considerations.


E said...

Not all are welcome at Saint Mary's..
Only those who March in goosestep with the liberal mindset there.

Orange Catholic said...

I tried to post a review of the parish but only reviews which praise the parish are published. Those which are somewhat critical, offering fraternal correction while upholding Magisterial teaching, are simply deleted.

What may we infer from this? It's obvious, Catholics faithful to the perennial teachings of the Church are NOT welcome!

Wendy said...

Typical liberal tactic to mute the faithful. And shameful. This is one reason so many parishes are failing.

Cyn M said...

It's tragic that priests are not upholding true doctrine.Catholic Clerics will be judged far more harshly by God than ordinary folk. Prayers for the priests and bishops, may they come to their senses.May God have mercy on Holy Mother Church.

Parishioner said...

Any parish that discriminates against faithful Catholics is not being faithful to the Holy Spirit. Saint Mary's is not, and never has been, a welcoming community. It is a small clique of angry liberal-types who treat the Church as their own personal property.

The same people control every aspect of parish ministry and refuse participation to those they deem "not worthy," such as Mr. Melanson, who tried to register and volunteer at the parish but was barred from doing so and from commenting at the parish's FB page.

I'll say it again, discrimination is not the fruit of the Holy Spirit, it is the work of the Devil.

Sandra said...

My parish is the same way. Devout and masculine Catholic men are relegated to the margins and routinely excluded while women and effeminate "men," those who aren't considered a "threat" to the radical feminist ideological mindset, are granted full participation and are welcomed.

By the way, any parish which refuses registration and/or attempts to volunteer does not have the Christian spirit.

If devout Catholics aren't welcome, they should be just as unwelcoming when the collection basket makes its rounds.

Fair is fair. If we cannot be part of the parish "community," - talk about an oxymoron - then our monies aren't welcome either.

TLM said...

As Cardinal Mueller told 'Catholic World Report' just recently: "Faithful Catholics are being pushed out of the Church." Pretty profound statement coming from a leading Cardinal, even though he is retired. It's not only happening at St. Mary's! This is a 'Church wide' (institutional Church wide) get rid of the faithful Catholics. I foresee that (sooner than we might think)....we just may be going 'all out catacombs'. If Catholics don't think this is around the corner, they are in denial.

Unknown said...


Though I am the Light
you walk in the darkness
Though I am the Might
you follow the barkless

Though I am the Truth
you prefer the lier’s booth
Though I am the Way
you say it’s ok to be gay

Though I am the Life
you choose eternal death
Where weeping and gnashing is rife
and for sure there won’t be any Meth

Oh you stubborn generation
stop this horrific aberration
You keep flirting with the seducer
so don’t blame Me, blame the abuser

Though I am the utter Merciful 
I’m also the eternal Just
Your behavior is extremely hurtful
My patience you finally bust.

Wake up and smell the coffee or it will be too late.
Lord, please, hasten Your Coming

Rita Biesemans, written May 13 2014

Stephen said...

Not surprised:

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