Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
Making Sodom Great Again in the US; New Jersey Catholic church to host second annual homosexual ‘pride Mass’
Thu Jun 6, 2019 – 8:56 am EST. LIFESITE NEWS
june 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Newark is hosting its second annual Mass associated with gay pride events later this month.
Our Lady of Grace in Hoboken, New Jersey, along with its merged parish St. Joseph, is advertising its “2nd Annual Pride Mass in Support of Our LGBTQ Brothers and Sisters.”
The Mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30. Advertisements on the Out in New Jersey website and on NJ.com indicate that the parish is encouraging participants in the Mass to then attend the gay pride march in New York City later that day.
LifeSiteNews inquired with the parish to confirm whether it is encouraging participants to take part in the New York City march and if the parish’s event, whether in the Mass or otherwise, will inform participants of the Catholic Church’s teaching on sexuality. No response had arrived by press time.
Pride events, in particular parades, are known for extremely vulgar dress and behavior, often including public sex acts. Children are also frequently present and exposed to the morally averse displays.
The Catholic Church holds that while same-sex attraction is not a sin, homosexual acts are sinful. Church teaching further states that “homosexual persons are called to chastity” (CCC 2359), which is also what its teaching says about all people, since sexual relations are reserved for marriage, which is between a man and woman (CCC 2360).
Our Lady of Grace parish is located in the Archdiocese of Newark, which is led by Cardinal Joseph Tobin.
The parish held a “pride Mass” last year in June as well.
Pastor Fr. Alexander Santora announced at the beginning of that Mass that he would confer a special blessing for those marching in the New York City gay pride parade, also taking place on the same day.
Santora, a priest in the Newark archdiocese, also writes for NJ.com, discussing LGBT issues favorably in his column.
Last year, as Joseph Sciambra reported, before Santora gave his homily, a candle was lit and put upon the rainbow flag in memory of those gay and lesbian parishioners who “[lived] a life of fear because the Church and society rejected them.”
Santora’s homily suggested that the Catholic Church needs to “move forward” from its teaching on human sexuality.
“If we look at the history of the Church there is an official teaching Church, which still doesn’t quite understand how we have to move forward,” he said.
In May 2017, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally received a group of individuals identifying as LGBT at Newark’s Cathedral-Basilica of the Sacred Heart in conjunction with an inaugural “LGBT Pilgrimage” to the cathedral. Tobin had said he was delighted to welcome the LGBT group and personally approved their flyer for the event.
When asked at the time by the New York Times if he should have taken the opportunity at the event to call the “LGBT pilgrims” out of sin, he responded, “That sounds a little backhanded to me.”
Last year, following six priests having anonymously reported a homosexual subculture in the Newark archdiocese, the cardinal sent the priests of the archdiocese a letter encouraging them to remain silent should the media contact them. He also denied that anyone “has ever spoken to me about a ‘gay sub-culture’ in the Archdiocese of Newark.”
The Archdiocese of Newark is one of the New Jersey dioceses that paid settlements to former priest victims of disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of Tobin’s predecessors. Questions remain about who in the U.S. Church hierarchy knew about McCarrick’s predation of boys and men.
To respectfully express concern about the pride Mass:
Our Lady of Grace
400 Willow Ave.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
171 Clifton Avenue
P.O. BOX 9500
Newark, NJ 07104