Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Queering The Rosary

If John Paul II hadn't screwed around with the Rosary to begin with, I'm sure this type of thing never could have been imagined.

But of course homosexuals have a history of doing things that never could have been imagined before, so who knows?

This sickens me, especially that these colon cowboys take Mary's Psalter of all things and twist it to their own wicked ends. Our Blessed Mother gave us the Holy Rosary to meditate on the lives of Jesus and Mary and they pervert it, just like they pervert everything else they touch. I just don't know what to say.

From California Catholic Daily

When Oakland’s Bishop Salvatore Cordileone visited Berkeley’s Jesuit School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union on September 22, he was greeted by approximately 20 protestors. The protestors were seminarians and faculty from the theological union’s schools. The bishop was there to commemorate the merging of the Jesuit school with Santa Clara University. The protesters were there to oppose Bishop Cordileone for his defense of natural marriage.

According to the QueerToday.com website, protestors included Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, president of the Starr King (Unitarian Universalist) School of Ministry; Rev. Roland Stringfellow, the organizer of the GTU’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies; Rev. Sanna Reinholtzen, a Lutheran minister; and graduate student Eugene McMullan, apparently a Catholic.

According to the Bay Area Reporter, Mr. McMullan is the founder of Catholics for Marriage Equality. There is more than one organization with that name; presumably they mean the one in the bay area. On August 13, the BAR published an article called “Pray for Equality Outside St. Mary‘s.“ The article began: “The recently formed Catholics for Marriage Equality will be holding a prayer vigil outside St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco Saturday, August 15, which is the feast of the Assumption. Organizer Eugene McMullan noted that on the Assumption, the Catholic Church celebrates Mary being bodily raised into heaven. Catholics for Marriage Equality will be praying the rosary while contemplating the Relational Mysteries.”

Many Catholics, even devout ones, may be excused for never having heard of the “Relational Mysteries.” That’s because they exist nowhere except on the agenda of homosexual activists. According to the June 2009 issue of “Impact“, the international newsletter of the Metropolitan Community Church, under the heading “Queering the Rosary,” the “relational mysteries” were devised by Mr. McMullan.

A crystal-clear description of purpose of the “Relational Mysteries” was given in the online calendar of the New Spirit/MCC Church in Berkeley. The entry was for an event held on Sunday, May 31, 2009, and reads: “GTU doctoral student Eugene McMullan and Reverend Jim Mitulski will lead a two part class on "Praying the Queer Rosary," based on stories from the bible which depict Queer Families or Relationships. The class will include a brief history of the rosary, introduction to Catholic devotions, sharing of stories, and praying together.”

The MCC is an overtly homosexual activist church; that was its founding purpose, so it is not surprising to see such an event held there. Unfortunately, the homosexual activists have managed to introduce the “relational mysteries” into at least one Catholic parish as well. The September 13 web bulletin of Berkeley’s Newman Hall - Holy Spirit Parish announces: “Praying the Rosary in solidarity with LGBT Catholics. Join us Sept. 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the lounge as we explore the Relational Mysteries: Fidelity—Ruth's pledge to Naomi (Ruth 1:16-18); Grief—The parting of David and Jonathan (I Sam 20:35-42); Intercession—Esther intercedes for her people (Est 4:9-5:2); Restoration—the raising of Lazarus (John 11:38-44); and Discipleship—the two encounter Christ on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). The group will be co-facilitated by Mike Campos and Eugene McMullan, Ph.D. students at the Graduate Theological Union.”

One may ask just how these biblical events fit in to the homoactivist agenda. The process is defined as “eisegesis” (the interpretation of a text by reading into it one's own ideas) as opposed to “exegesis,” and it seems to be an ecumenical practice among religious homosexual activists. For example, the relationship between Ruth and Naomi will be interpreted as a lesbian one. The relationship between Saul, David, and Jonathon was interpreted by Episcopal Reverend John Kirkley, one of the nominees to be the next Episcopal suffragan bishop of Los Angeles, as a “Biblical Love Triangle.” The raising of Lazarus was the subject of a homily at San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer by Fr. Donal Godfrey, the executive director of University Ministry at USF. He titled his homily “The Call to Come Out.”


Anonymous said...

The Pope doesn't "screw around" with the rosary, that is disrespectful.

Pray for the equality of all people!

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Proud Prottie,

I'm sorry to burst your relativist bubble, but JPII DID screw around with the Rosary. When the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Dominic Gusman in 1214 she was quite precise about what she wanted us to do, and that was to pray three sets of mysteries. When she appeared in Fatima she again told us what she wanted. The Sorrowful, Glorious, and Joyful Mysteries. No mysteries of light, no mysteries for the ass bandits, no mysteries to reflect on the scourge of eczema, nothing. For centuries the Popes spread the devotion of the Rosary, just as Our Lady asked us to.

Then out of the blue, along comes JP II, who decided he needed to add some mysteries. Really? Don;t forget that this is the Innovation Pope. Innovation was his hallmark, this was JP II at his zenith. Did he really think he knew better than the Blessed Mother? Apparently so.

But his creation, the "mysteries of light" have no place in Our Lady's Psalter.

Oh. Here --> :-)

Anonymous said...

Shhh *pats* it'll be okay. Not that I'm patronizing you but when I see something all puffed up I have an instinct to calm it down!

No but really, the bastardization of biblical things and specific practices, like you were saying, is a problem. I mean I'm all for forgiveness and acceptance and non-judgeness and non stone throwing ness. But come on yall, why ya gotta just bastardize stuff to fit some agenda. I don't care what the agenda is (and yes the fact it is an agenda that is against what the religion believes is acceptable adds insult to injury). And, Lazarus rising from the dead is an allegory for 'coming out'? That's really a reach. I always felt that story was more about having faith in Jesus, who keeps his word and doesn't forget us etc. Like, they all were pissed because they thought Jesus neglected dying Lazarus but then wham, look, Jesus brought him back to life. Not...coming out of the closet. Wtf? I hate it when people bastardize things for what they want it to be. Not just the bible, but any book. Obvs. different readers will always have a slightly different lens and interpretation, but outright squishing around just to make it 'work' to what you want is obnoxious to me.

- L

Anonymous said...

Sir Rockin One:

Again, I must respectfully disagree. If JP wants to add the "Luminious Mysteries" to the Rosary he has the authority to do that. HE, not Mary is the sucessor to Peter as pope, and to the apostles. Mary can say whatever she wants in Private Revelation- and those who want to follow - fine and dandy. But Private Revelation CANNOT be imposed upon the universal Church.

JPII did not "screw around" with anything. He added a mystery for medetation which he is perfectly within his rights to do. He is not bound to Private Revelation.

Father Dave Bechtel

Anonymous said...

By the Way Sir Rockin One:

One of the hallmarks of true apparations of Mary is that she ALWAYS will tell the visionaries to obey the bishops.

Father Dave Bechtel

Anonymous said...

Father explained well.

I'm not sure how the term "ass bandit" fits into a discussion about the rosary. Does not sound charitable at all.

Proud Catholic

The Rockin' Traddy said...

The term "ass bandits" aptly describes the group of gays bastardizing the Holy Rosary.