FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/12/2023
Catholic Action for Faith & Family Confronts Gay Activist Priest Group
“We Will Not Accept a Different Gospel”
San Diego, CA – Catholic Action for Faith & Family – a lay organization that defends Catholic teaching – issued a statement today confronting a dissident priest group that is holding its convention in San Diego this week. Since Catholic Action is also based in San Diego, the statement noted pointedly that “we will not be silent as you come to our city.” The lay group accuses the priests of presenting a “false gospel” of gay activism to the Church and to the public.
Catholic Action President, Thomas McKenna, objected strenuously to the dissident group’s pre-conference statement that undermines Catholic teaching on clerical celibacy and lifestyle: “You call yourselves US Catholic Priests rather than Roman Catholic Priests. You claim many points of fidelity to the established teachings of the Church while at the same time lobby to undermine them. You are upholding your synod in a gay friendly venue in California during so-called ‘Pride Month’, but you seem prouder of this disorder rather than of our redemption in Christ.”
One citation from the priests’ document made the stark admission that “gay priests are caught between the truth of their identity and experience, and their role as represent atives of the Church and its teachings.” Mr. McKenna thanked the group for such an honest admission that “prov[es] the Church’s point entirely” about gay men in the clergy.
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