Miami Archdiocese Sponsors Concert by Gay Men’s Chorus
by Eric Giunta
February 27, 2009, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Yet another of the Miami Archdiocese’s parishes is flaunting its disregard for orthodox Christian moral teaching by hosting a concert this evening by the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.
The concert (titled Serenade), the Chorus’s debut performance of 2009, is being held at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Miami Beach on Friday, February 27. LifeSiteNews contacted both the parish and the Archdiocese of Miami’s Communications Office; no official comment was forthcoming as of press time.
This is not the first time an institution under the auspices of the Archdiocese has given a platform to the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus. In May of 2008, Holy Cross Hospital (in Fort Lauderdale) co-sponsored a senior-citizens talent show with the Chorus.
Catholic teaching clearly distinguishes homosexuality from the so-called "gay lifestyle". The former is considered an intrinsic disorder, the latter promotes freely chosen sexual behavior that is considered seriously sinful by the Church.
The Miami Archdiocese is said to be no stranger to scandal and wide-spread theological dissent. Two of the Archdiocese’s parishes, Saint Anthony and Saint Maurice, are listed as "Gay-Friendly" in a directory published by the Conference of Catholic Lesbians (CCL).
LifeSiteNews has previously reported on theological dissent sponsored by the Archdiocese’s two universities. Just this past Monday, February 24, Saint Thomas University’s School of Theology Ministry featured a guest-lecture by "ecospiritualist" Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis, a Dominican nun who promotes goddess-worship. In 2007, LifeSiteNews reported Barry University’s granting a theology award to another notorious goddess-worshipping feminist Dominican nun, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson. Both universities are also categorized as "Gay-Friendly" by the CCL.
To express concerns to the Archdiocese of Miami contact:
Archbishop John C. Favalora
9401 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami Shores, FL 33138
Phone: (305) 757-6241
Fax: (305) 754-1797
[email protected] and [email protected]
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Eric Giunta is a Juris Doctor Candidate at Florida State University College of Law, and a volunteer intern at the Florida capitol. He has written for LifeSiteNews and the Florida Chapter of the Church Musica Association of America, and maintains a blog, "Confessions of a Liberal Traditionalist," at lexetlibertas.wordpress.com.