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Dead Friends, Bishops, and LifeSiteNews

I have a friend – very different from me, but like all “gay” men we had a lot in common: we both were damaged little boys –and both of us jumped into the “gay” lifestyle

The Father is the only one who can carry his son…

On the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge, just north of San Francisco, is one of my favorite places to spend a quiet and sunny day walking and hiking. The area, part of the

The Double-Standard at NJ.com

Alexander Santora, a priest in the Archdiocese of Newark, is a frequent contributor to NJ.com. A repeated topic he discusses in his column is the LGBT issue; I read several of them; at best they

Drag Performer is contact person for Archdiocese of New York LGBT Outreach

At St. Francis de Sales Parish in New York City, on June 26, 2015, the LGBTQS Gay Straight Catholic Alliance posted this statement after the announcement of the SCOTUS decision legalizing same-sex marriage: “How

NYC Church Praises Lady Gaga as a “heavenly angel;” and her ties to Catholic “gay” affirmative groups

Following the Superbowl performance of Lady Gaga, I was surprised by the number of Catholics who went to their Facebook and Twitter accounts in order to praise Lady Gaga for not being completely raunchy

Archdiocese of Los Angeles Church Screens Pro-Gay Marriage Film

(Above: Scene from the film.) On February 7, 2017, St. Matthew Catholic Parish (Long Beach) in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will host a screening of the pro-gay marriage film “Inspired: The Voices Behind Prop

Has the Church set the bar too high for those with same-sex attraction?

In his interview with Dave Rubin, Bishop Robert Barron said the following about homosexuality: In a certain way I wouldn’t want to press it further than that. That’s the Church’s job to say no to

Bishop Barron would not reverse Supreme Court’s decision which legalized same-sex marriage

Excerpts from interview with Dave Rubin: With Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Barron spoke about: If the only thing gay person hears from the Catholic Church is you’re “intrinsically disordered” we have a very serious problem

This is going to be a strange testimonial for the Catholic Church –

When I returned to the Church of my ineffectual, 1970s, guitar-strumming, hand-holding around the altar youth – I was an ex-porn actor and Satanist; I was half-dead and half of my backside was hanging-out; I

Podcast – Joseph Sciambra: Pornography, Pop-Culture and Healing for the Obsessed

1994: The Faces of AIDS

Podcast – Joseph Sciambra: Dietrich von Hildebrand and Homosexuality

Same-Sex Attraction, Chastity, and Porn Attachments

As a lonely and rejected little boy, my first discovery of gay pornography was like a miracle. In a sense, after years of being either ignored or mercilessly teased by other boys, and thus adoring

As I stood on the edge of hell, God was only one step away

Once I looked into the hole of hell. It was opened wide as if by a massive speculum. And what I saw inside was beautiful. Then, only for a mere second, I could see everything.

“To be gay or lesbian is to have received a special blessing from God.” – Homosexuality, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco

The Rev. Joe Nassal (pictured above) is provincial director of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. In the August 2012 issue of “Communion: The Monthly Newsletter of Catholics for Marriage

The Missionaries of the Precious Blood and their open “gay” rebellion against the Catholic Church

In 2016, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood came out publicly against a proposed Bill in the State of Missouri which would have allowed certain protections for clergy and religious institutions with regards to same-sex

Anatomy of a Runaway Parish

The Catholic parish of Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) in the Castro District of San Francisco has a long history of dissent. Fr. Donal Godfrey. S.J., who wrote the definitive history of MHR described the parishioners

San Francisco Parish Promotes LGBT Retreat Headed by Gay Dissidents

St. Agnes Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco promoted, in their weekly bulletins, an LGBT Retreat that will be headed by two members of a“gay” dissident group: Fr. Michael Zampelli, S.J., and Dr.

The False “Gay” Self, Possession, and Restoration through Humility

(Above: “The Prodigal Son” by Nikolay Losev, late-19th Century.) "The Holy Spirit is not an artist who draws the divine substance in us, as though he were alien to it. It is not in this

A Response to Bishop Stowe from a former “gay” man

Recently, Bishop John Stowe gave an interview in which he defended his decision to attend a symposium organized by New Way Ministry. He compared those who dare to even question that decision to the pharisees:

Catholic LGBT Ministry in New York is into “Queering” Mary

On December 21, 2016, just in time for Christmas, Out At St Paul, the LGBT ministry at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of New York, posted a link to an article

Podcast – Joseph Sciambra: The “gay” son as the Prodigal Son

Even though I abandoned God, He never deserted me…

(Pictured above: “Wandering in a Field” by Vasily Perov, 1879.) In 1988, as a young, confused, and rather naïve teenage boy, I made a pilgrimage of sorts to the Castro District of San Francisco. In

Podcast – Joseph Sciambra: Homosexuality, Gay Marriage, and AIDS

Gay Bingo and Rainbow Cupcakes: The disaster of Catholic LGBT outreach

(Pictured Above: The 2016 “”Pride” mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of New York.)  In his Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium,” Pope Francis wrote: The Church will have to initiate everyone

Dissident gay priest to speak at NYC Catholic Parish

(Pictured above: James Alison in an advertising campaign with Brazilian gay publication Arrasa Bi.) On December 15, 2016, “gay” priest James Alison will speak at St. Paul the Apostle Church in the Archdiocese of New

Dead Gay Porn Stars Memorial

US Catholic Bishop to speak at dissident pro-gay marriage symposium

On April 28, 2017, Bishop John Stowe of the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky will open New Way’s Ministry’s Eighth National Symposium to be held in Chicago, Illinois. Appointed Bishop in 2015 by Pope Francis,

When I felt God had abandoned me – He was closer than ever before

(Pictured above: "Winter 1946" by Andrew Wyeth.) In 1999, my life ended and my life began. On a chilly late-winter-night, I took one last shot at happiness as a “gay” man. By then, I was

Becoming God: Centering Prayer, the Catholic Church, and Homosexuality

According to the Spring 2015 Newsletter “Intercom,” from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati – the centering prayer group at the predominantly “gay’ Catholic Parish of Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) located in the Castro District

“Pride” Priest offers retreat for LGBT Catholics in NYC

(Pictured above: Fr. Michael Carnevale OFM at St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City.) On December 3, 2016, Fr. Michael Carnevale OFM will offer an “all-day retreat for LGBT & allies hosted by

Catholic dissenters on homosexuality take center stage at 2017 LA Congress

(Pictured above: Archbishop Jose Gomez with Fr. Chris Ponnet, Arthur Fitzmaurice, and the Plasencias.) At the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress a number of speakers are scheduled to talk about the LGBT issue. For

Catholic “rigidity,” the Latin Mass, and the traumas of modern life

“And I ask myself: Why so much rigidity? Dig, dig, this rigidity always hides something, insecurity or even something else. Rigidity is defensive. True love is not rigid.” –Pope Francis When I curiously returned to

Podcast – Joseph Sciambra: Born “gay” and the easy way out

Mass Exit: Why gay men find more sanctity in homosexuality than in Catholicism

(Pictured above: The opening segment from Madonna's MDNA Tour.) Recently, I attended Sunday Mass at a Southern California Catholic parish that also advertises an active LGBT ministry. The church was located in a rather well-to-do

The greatest prayer I ever offered up to God happened when I didn’t even know any prayers

(Pictured above: detail from “Saint Francis in Meditation” by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1635-9) “…many individuals think they are not praying when, indeed, their prayer is deep.” – St. John of the Cross After years of

The Cult: gay as religious fanaticism

(Pictured above: the gay god Antinous.) The gay god: “When he first came to New York he used to stay for days, and wanted to live there; the Baths were a kind of paradise. But

LA Religious Ed Speaker says language in The Catechism “gravely evil”

At the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, one of the speakers will be Arthur Fitzmaurice, the former Chair of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Persons (CMLGP). At the 2015

Podcast – Joseph Sciambra: Talking with your “gay” relative or friend

Co-Chair LA Archdiocese LGBT Ministry wants to change Catechism

(Pictured above: Frank McKown, center, at the 2016 LA Religious Education Congress.) Frank McKown is the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Archdiocese Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons (CMLGP). In a June 25, 2016