Catholics to Picket Cdl. Roger Mahony's Huge Pro-'Gay' Dissent-Fest
As Pope Benedict XVI Prepares to Visit the United States, L.A.'s Archbishop is Slapping Him in the Face by Hosting Many Speakers Who Undermine Catholic Teachings
ANAHEIM, Feb. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- "It's a disgrace! Roger Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles will subject tens of thousands of Catholics to indoctrination by some of the Church's most notorious pro-'gays' and dissenters--even though our Pope Benedict XVI expects bishops to shun dissent and teach the Church's official doctrines."
With these words, Kenneth M. Fisher, Chairman of Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc. (CRCOA), announced that on Saturday, March 1, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., his organization will demonstrate at Cardinal Mahony's Religious Education Congress, the world's largest training event for Catholic schoolteachers.
(The Congress will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, February 28-March 2. CRCOA will supply picket signs and informational handouts to people who wish to picket on Saturday and/or the other three days of the Congress.)
"Cardinal Mahony is bringing in a 'wrecking crew' of pro-'gays,' women-priest advocates, occultists and anti-Pope rebels to tell tens of thousands of Catholic educators what to teach Catholic children," Fisher warned. "These educators will go home and infect millions of boys and girls with the errors they learned at his dissent-fest."
Fisher said, "Many scheduled presenters aren't objectionable, and Cdl. Mahony sometimes does have a few well-known 'token' orthodox Catholic speakers. But he rarely invites them back, whereas he books the dissenters time after time."
"The souls of millions of children are in grave danger," Catholic activist Fisher said. "The Bible warns us, 'For there will come a time when they will not endure the sound doctrine: But having itching ears, will heap up to themselves teachers after their own lusts, and they will turn away their hearing from the truth and turn aside rather to fables.'" (II Timothy 4:3-4)
Fisher said members of CRCOA would give thousands of Congress-goers information exposing speakers who dissent from the Church's official doctrines. None of the 288 workshop topics for 2008, he noted, include central topics such as "Magisterium," "Catechism of the Catholic Church," "Tridentine Latin Mass," "Humanae Vitae," "contraception," "Adoration" or "Rosary." Here are some of Cdl. Mahony's 191 speakers:
A "partnered" lesbian Episcopal priestess who endorsed SIECUS's manifesto calling for "sexual and reproductive rights," i.e., killing preborn babies.
A professor who subtly undermines Church teachings on papal authority, sodomy, contraception and women's ordination.
A radical feminist, New Ager and would-be priestess who in 1993 "celebrated" a "Mass" and whom several bishops have barred from speaking in their dioceses.
A priest who at the 2006 REC mocked and disputed the new Vatican document nixing ordination of homosexuals.
A professor who co-edited a book that belittled "fundamentalist" Catholics who believe "in God and in absolute truth...and a desire to be faithful to God by following church teaching," such as pro- lifers and Pope John Paul II!
"Why does Cardinal Mahony thumb his nose at the Pope this way?" Fisher asked. "Shouldn't a cardinal make sure his speakers are loyal to the Church?"
Fisher is inviting faithful Catholics to join CRCOA's peaceful, prayerful demonstration. The protest will take place outside the main entrance of the Anaheim Convention Center's main exhibit hall.
Those who want to take part should call Kenneth M. Fisher at: 714-491-2284 or e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To get on CRCOA's Group E- mail list, go to: email@example.com