SAN FRANCISCO (ChurchMilitant.com) - A notoriously gay-friendly parish in San Francisco is hosting a talk by an ex-Catholic, open homosexual.
Vincent Pizzuto — an ex-Catholic Episcopal "priest" — is scheduled to speak at Most Holy Redeemer (MHR) parish about "incarnating Scripture" and contemplation.
He's expected to speak for the parish centering prayer group. Centering prayer is generally agreed as not Catholic but rather based on pagan Eastern mysticism. According to the event flyer, Pizzuto is expected to promote the idea that an individual person interprets Scripture according to way they choose to live life.
Pizzuto officially left the Catholic faith in July 2006 when he joined the Celtic Christian Church, going on to found a religious community called New Skellig, which claims to follow early Celtic Catholic ideals. He and New Skellig then joined the Episcopal Church, the pro-homosexual branch of the Anglican communion. ChurchMilitant.com reported several weeks ago that the Anglican communion has officially suspended the Episcopal Church because of its acceptance of the homosexual agenda.
Pizzuto is an associate professor at the Jesuit-run University of San Francisco — the home of several openly homosexual Catholic priests. He teaches New Testament theology and received the Ignatian Service Award in 2014 for "commitment to service to students and the community."
Situated in the Castro District of San Francisco — the center of homosexual culture in the United States — Most Holy Redeemer parish has been promoting homosexuality for more than 25 years. For the last two years, priests from the Missionaries of the Precious Blood — a pro-homosexual religious order — have managed the parish.
Its website has links promoting organizations like DignityUSA and it directs people to Protestant churches that advocate homosexuality. Besides that, the parish has a presence at the yearly gay pride parade.
In September 2015 the pastor, Fr. Jack McClure, was removed from public ministry for attending the mock ordination of a woman to the priesthood, but over the years there has been hardly any censure on the part of the archdiocese for the parish's constant pro-homosexual position. The previous archbishop, George Niederauer, disallowed three people from speaking at the parish in 2011 because of their pro-gay agenda, but its constant promotion of homosexuality contrary to Catholic Church teaching hasn't been addressed.
The archdiocese of San Francisco has not responded to inquiries from ChurchMilitant.com.