St. Paul’s church in Lexington, KY
Novus Ordo Parish blasphemes Our Lady as “Mother of Pride”
All are welcome at St. Paul’s — except for actual Catholics, we suspect…
The “Roman Catholic church” of St. Paul in Lexington, Kentucky, is a paragon of everything that is wrong with the Novus Ordo Church, especially under Francis. A quick perusal of its web site and its Facebook page reveals quite clearly what matters most to the false Catholics occupying that traditional church building, and it’s not Catholicism.
The picture shown above is used by this “faith community” as its Facebook banner. It is a testimony to the fact that just about every aberrant sexual inclination a person could possibly have is celebrated and affirmed at this parish (or perish?). All are welcome!
On their web site’s “LGBTQ+ Ministry” page, these “Catholics” proclaim: “Our lay-led parish and diocesan ministry affirms and embraces individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and their families and friends.” Clearly, there is potential for expanding that list — which we expect will happen once they discover that opposing other deviant inclinations not yet included there is hopelessly “bigoted” and “phobic”. Give it time.
What makes matters even worse, however, is the fact that these people are shamelessly enlisting the Most Holy Mother of God, the Virgin Most Pure, in their infernal cause: “…we gather to affirm our faith, place ourselves under the protection of Our Lady, celebrate each other, [etc.]…”, they brazenly write on their page.
As recently reported on Steve Speray’s blog, they have now put up a blasphemous illustration of Our Lady, crowned as Queen and holding the Christ Child, wrapped in a rainbow flag. (No, that has nothing to do with God’s covenantal sign given to Noah in Gen 9:12-17.) We are not permitted to reproduce the image here (nor would we care to, really), but people who “must” see it can view it at this link. This disgusting piece of “art” was created by one Richard Stott.
But it gets worse still. Next to the image is found a so-called “Prayer to Our Mother of Pride”, which could have been written by Francis himself:
accompany your daughters and sons
who are on the peripheries:
exiled and banished children.
Comfort those whose hearts are broken
because they have been rejected
and dwell in the Valley of Tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
your eyes of mercy toward us
and all who wait
to be included, accepted, loved,
and treated with
respect, compassion, and sensitivity.
Wrap us in the mantle
of your love and maternal pride,
and lead us to Jesus.
(Author: Stan “JR” Zerkowski”; source.)
It is these people who are proud, terribly proud; and if they do not repent, they will have to face the consequences on Judgment Day. Pride, we recall, “is the beginning of all sin” (Ecclus 10:15) and one of the seven capital sins. Lust is another one. And then of course there are the four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance, one of them being sodomy, a sin that ought “not so much as be named among you…” (Eph 5:3).
To associate these terrible sins with Mary Most Holy, the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, is a crime too frightful to contemplate. These people have a lot to answer for when God calls them to render Him an account!
As far as accompaniment is concerned, St. Paul’s church is named after an Apostle who had this to say about accompaniment: “But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such a one, not so much as to eat” (1 Cor 5:11).
If there is a sign over the entrance to hell, it surely reads: All are welcome.
Are you wondering what Lexington’s “bishop” thinks about all this wickedness? Wonder no longer: He is John Stowe, perhaps the worst liberal Novus Ordo bishop of them all in the United States — and that’s a pretty tough position to hold, considering all the contenders. Picked for the office of “bishop” by none other than “Pope” Francis himself, the conventual Franciscan friar Stowe was appointed on Mar. 12, 2015 and invalidly ordained on May 5 of that year. Lexington is “Bp.” Stowe’s first assignment, and St. Paul’s church is only about three miles from the diocesan office.
Stowe got some attention a few months ago when he released a video message celebrating June as “gay pride month” and denouncing “white privilege.” Here it is, if you can endure it:
Other headlines featuring Mr. Stowe include the following:
- “Bishop to radical LGBT conference: Morality is about ‘dignity,’ not ‘rules’”
- “US bishop promotes ‘celebration of Pride’ with prayer card, rainbow crucifix”
- “Pro-gay bishop who criticized Covington boys to lead ‘LGBTQ’ retreat at Notre Dame”
- “Diocese led by pro-gay bishop says it’s ‘up to each parish’ whether to promote homosexuality”
Clearly, Stowe is a man according to Francis’ own heart and therefore an ideal candidate for Novus Ordo cardinal. No doubt Francis is proud of his man.
By the way, pride is historically connected with sodomy. Sacred Scripture informs us that it was pride — also sloth, gluttony, and a lack of true mercy — that led to the unnatural crimes which the inhabitants of the city of Sodom committed:
Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and to the poor. And they were lifted up, and committed abominations before me: and I took them away as thou hast seen.
Furthermore, “…pride is the beginning of all sin: he that holdeth it, shall be filled with maledictions, and it shall ruin him in the end” (Ecclus [Sir] 10:15).
We do not want the spiritual ruin of these souls caught up in the “LGBTQ+ Ministry” of St. Paul’s in Lexington, or indeed of any soul. We seek their genuine good, and we would be doing them a great disservice if we cheered them on while they’re marching proudly on the way to hell. The only way to Eternal Beatitude is that of Jesus Christ (cf. Jn 14:6), who said: “Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls” (Mt 11:29).
We can take comfort in the knowledge that the Blessed Virgin Mary, so cruelly and demonically defamed on the web site of St. Paul’s church in Lexington, has already won the victory over the serpent, whose head she crushed (see Gen 3:15). Those puffed up with pride over their evil inclinations had better listen very closely to the Virgin’s triumphant hymn, the Magnificat:
My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee!
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