Boston’s annual homosexual “Pride” Parade — which will occur this Saturday, June 14th — is a cauldron of depravity. It is characterized by lewd behavior, immodest dress, and lurid displays of exhibitionism and sadomasochism. The message of the parade, and that of the festival which follows it in City Hall Plaza, is one of radical rejection of Christian morality, of pride in mortal sin.
Incredibly, this year it will actually be worse. The marshals of the 2014 parade will be the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a grotesque group of transvestites whose members costume themselves as Catholic nuns. They have a long history of mocking the Catholic Faith, producing obscene parodies of Catholic worship, exploiting Catholic religious imagery, and profaning Catholic symbols and sacramentals, such as the crucifix. Their blasphemies and sacrileges include the “Hunky Jesus” contest and the “Condom Savior Mass,” where contraceptives are distributed in place of Holy Communion.
Astonishingly, one of Boston’s most popular Catholic churches, Saint Anthony’s Shrine — administered by Franciscan friars, members of the same religious family as our Capuchin archbishop — will host an information booth at the festival in City Hall Plaza, where the parade ends. Whatever evasions, excuses, or rationalizations are offered, any sane person would reasonably conclude that the presence of the friars will send a signal of support and approval for an event which celebrates the sin of impurity against nature.
This is a betrayal of the Catholic Faith, and it is uncharitable to the souls who will be lost by confirming them in their deadly sins. Sadly, when it pertains to homosexuality, this is not the first time that Saint Anthony’s has compromised its Catholic identity.
No one in secular society should be expected to take seriously Catholic teaching about marriage, about chastity outside of marriage, or about Catholic ideals of modesty and purity in speech, dress, and behavior, when one of Boston’s best known Catholic institutions participates in something as course, as crudely lascivious, and as flagrantly pornographic as a homosexual pride festival. Please urge your family and friends to join you in contacting the Cardinal!