Please ask Archbishop Jose Gomez to keep the
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress faithful to Catholic teaching.
In these times of great confusion and crisis, we look towards the Church as a beacon of truth and sanity.
Sadly, in lieu of true Church teaching on society, marriage and the family, oftentimes the faithful receive confusing signals. Such is the case at this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress which claims to be the largest gathering of Catholics in the country.
Whether or not it is the largest such gathering in the country, it is undeniably a sizable event that should serve to clarify Church teaching, customs and practices in our age of misinformation, insecurity and doubt.
In spite of this need for clarification and reinforcement of traditional doctrine, the REC has long been known for promoting the opposite.
Here are some examples of the speakers for this year’s congress:
• Fr. James Martin, who has said Catholics should "reverence" homosexual unions, supports the acceptance of transgenderism for children, favors homosexual kissing during Mass, suggests dissident, pro-homosexual nun should be canonized, welcomed an award from New Ways Ministry, a group condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has given praise to the blasphemous “rainbow rosary.”
• Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, an open homosexual who has long campaigned for the LGBT cause, even advocating for the removal of the words “Intrinsically disordered” in the catechism when it describes homosexual orientation.
• Fr. Bryan Massingale, a professor of theology at Fordham University and has supported homosexual activism for several years at the REC, participated in a workshop together with a transsexual titled: “Transgender in Our Schools: One Bread, One Body”, claimed that Church Doctrine is not clearly defined concerning Transgenderism, and made it clear that the only danger of children suffering from gender dysphoria comes when they or their family fail to accept “their reality.”
We must stand up for the teachings of the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church! It is our obligation as Catholics!
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Most Rev. José Gómez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
For years now, the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress has been a hotbed of dissent against the Church’s perennial teachings, especially those concerning the family.
This year’s Congress promises to continue this trend. Among other dissidents, the following speakers have presentations scheduled for this year’s congress:
- Fr. James Martin, who has opposed consistently Church teaching on the family. This dissent includes: Saying Catholics must “reverence” homosexual unions; supporting transgenderism for children; favoring homosexual kissing during Holy Mass; suggesting a dissident nun (Sr. Jeannine Gramick) should be canonized; welcoming an award from the condemned group New Ways Ministry; tweeting a blasphemous depiction of Our Lady of Guadalupe; writing the book Building a Bridge (which undermines Catholic teaching on homosexual sin); and praising the blasphemous “rainbow rosary.”
- Dr. Arthur Fitzmaurice, an open homosexual who has long campaigned for the LGBT cause, even advocating for the removal of the words “intrinsically disordered” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church when it describes homosexual orientation. “…to keep this abusive language in the Catechism and other Church writings,” he claims is, “in itself, gravely evil.”
- Fr. Bryan Massingale, who will address attendees on “Race and the Limits of Dialogue” and “Jesus and the Virtuous Life.” Fr. Massingale is a professor of theology at Fordham University and has supported homosexual activism for several years at the REC. At last year’s REC, he participated in a workshop together with transsexual Shen Heckel, titled: “Transgender in Our Schools: One Bread, One Body.”During this event, he claimed that Church doctrine is not clearly defined concerning transgenderism. He also made it clear that the only danger of children suffering from gender dysphoria comes when they or their family fail to accept “their reality.”
Considering the current climate of confusion and doubt, it seems that an education congress would be an opportunity to shine the light of truth where uncertainty reigns. Instead, we see that the inclusion of such speakers at an official archdiocesan event will serve only to make the confusion worse and promote faithlessness.
This is why I respectfully ask Your Excellency to make a public statement against the inclusion of speakers at odds with Church teaching at this and all official archdiocesan events.
Sincerely in Jesus and Mary,