The “Gay Mass” Returns to Boston

“Boston’s gay Mass rescheduled” states the Boston Globe.  So, does that mean all those who proclaim they are gay and attending the so called “gay Mass” are living celibate lives?  If they are living celibate lives, they should have more “gay Masses” because only in the Mass will they find the power needed to remain faithful to Christ.

If you have to call a Mass a “gay Mass”, there must be a a reason for the name.  What is their point.  I can’t speak for them, but I will assume it is the typical gay agenda. They would have us believe that “Gays were created like they are by God, and since they were created that way, well gay sex is not sinful.”  If that is the intention of the “gay Mass”, it is a horrific scandal and sacrilege, and anyone who would allow it through consent or by avoiding the issue is guilty of grave sin.

St. Paul makes if very clear that anyone who receives the body of Jesus Christ with a knowledge of receiving Him in sin is eating their own judgment.  “Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.  For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.” (1 Cor 11:28-29)  It is not enough to believe in Christ and claim to be a member of the Church.  Jesus said: “repent and believe in the good news”.

In his book “The Spirit of the Liturgy”, Cardinal Ratzinger, reminds us that the chosen people were not freed from slavery so that could go into the wilderness to worship God.  Everyone around them worshiped their own gods in the wilderness.  All of these religions offered sacrifice to their gods.  The difference between the chosen people, us, and our neighbors is that we live according to the precepts of the God we worship.  My old Liturgy professor often said: “Liturgy is morality”.  This statement reminds us all that our lives must conform to the Liturgy we pray.  It is not enough for us to worship God, must conform ourselves to HIS commands.

So, if you want to have Mass for a group of people, who are struggling and fighting with their inner self to be faithful to Jesus Christ and His commandments, so be it.  But if we are going to celebrate Mass for a group of people who are boasting about their sinful lives and trying to turn the Church away from the teaching of Her master that’s another story.  The Lord Jesus Christ would warn the priest and organizers to be forewarned that they are causing grave scandal.  And we know what Jesus said about anyone who causes scandal.  “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.” (Lk 17:2)

 

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Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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