The First Commandment:
“I am Yaweh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
You shall have not gods except me. (Ex, 20:1-6)
The Council of Nicea included among the legitimate objects of Catholic worship “precious and lifelike figures of the Cross” There appears to be a sacrilege here when Catholics have on their altar, an image which brings to mind a situation which is sinful. Nicea says that the honor paid to the image passes on to the one who is represented. Catholic honor just the cross and what it represents … not the flag and what it represents.
Therefore, with this flag draped above the altar for all to look at and contemplate, a situation of sacrilege is present where Catholic have to look at the Cross atop the emblem for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer people. It boggles the minds of Catholics who wish to pray at the time of the Consecration.
It is a sacrilege to have this above the place where the hands of the Priest actually bring down God from heaven. Physical. Real. A supernatural occurence has happened. Thought our eyes do not see it, as Catholics we believe it. It is our faith. Jesus Christ, true God and true Man … Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity are present. The Priest has consecrated simple bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.
He shouldn’t be forced to consecrate that for which he has given his life … under this flag representing sin.
With this being the faith of the Catholic, why should not a man who has given away his whole life to the Priesthood, and, holding these articles of faith like a song in his heart, want to get rid of the flag … even burn it. It is recommended even to burn objects which carry sin.
And Catholics should not be forced to look at an emblem which represents sinfulness. This is something that can never be changed. Truth is the same today and tomorrow.
A sacrilege is the violation or contemptuous treatment of a person, place, or thing publicly dedicated to the worship or service of God.
A sacrilege is personal when directed against a person in Holy Orders (Priest), or a religious such as ill treatment or sins against chastity, for which this flag actually calls for.
It is called local when committed in a holy place, such as willful homicide in a Church.
It is called real when committed against a sacred objecct, e.g., treating the Blessed Sacrament irreverently or administering or receiving the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin.” The Catholic Catechism John A. Hardon, S.J.
So, it was a sacrilege to have the flag of homosexuality in the Catholic Church draped above the altar of Sacrifice. The situation had added gravity when considering the terrible death of Father Montalbano.+
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. Let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen
Father Paul Kalchik made a good point when he wrote, in his little paper of July 9, 2015:
“I wonder what St. John Vianney would say if he came into Resurrection Catholic Church on a Sunday morning during Mass? I wonder.” Father Paul
I wonder how many have actually read the life of St. John Vianney. When he reached his first assignment, he noted the dancing and the drinking going on in the town. He lay prostrate on the ground outside his new little shabby church in Ars, and, cried all night.
“God, save my parish. Oh God, please help me save my parish. ” His tears were profuse.