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"Master/slave lifestyle"

Most Holy Redeemer ex-parish council officer, friend of USF’s Fr. Donal Godfrey
keeps “slave,” leads workshops at sado-masochist conference

A prominent member of San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer parish will conduct two workshops at the “Master/slave Conference 2010” to be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Silver Springs, Maryland on September 3-6. Patrick Mulcahey is a past vice-president of Most Holy Redeemer’s pastoral council and has served as a eucharistic minister at Masses. Mr. Mulcahey’s prominence with the parish extends back at least to 2002. On April 29 of that year, Mr. Mulcahey, identified as pastoral council vice-president, was one of those interviewed in a New York Times article profiling the church: “At a largely Gay Church, A Test of Faith.”

The Master/Slave Conference 2010, where Mr. Mulcahey will lead the workshops is an annual production of Master Taino’s Training Academy. Their mission statement reads "To provide education and support through a variety of methods concerning the Master/slave lifestyle."

The workshop presenters biographical page has this to say about Mr. Mulcahey: “Patrick has been tying men up and doing unspeakable things to them for 35 years. He has presented on M/s, leather and BDSM [bondage discipline sado-masochism] topics in the Bay Area and currently serves as vice chairman and special events chair of the 15 Association, a men’s leather/BDSM club celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. He lives in San Francisco with his slave Patrick where he earns his living as a writer….”

The two workshops Mr. Mulcahey will lead are: Monogamy in M/s (M/s is short for “Master/slave”; the name of the “slave” is always given in lowercase), and Building your Collaring Ceremony. A collaring ceremony is a ritual where the slave receives a collar denoting submission to a master. The description of Mr. Mulcahey’s workshop seems a satanic inversion of marriage and baptism:

“Common elements of a collaring ceremony, and adapting them to your own commitments and religious/spiritual beliefs, with favored readings, including Scriptural ones. The role and obligations of those witnessing.”

The presence of a homosexual sadomasochistic subculture at Most Holy Redeemer has been well documented. From 2000 to 2008, which includes the period that Mulcahey served as pastoral council vice-president, the church hosted nearly annual events for sado-masochistic groups the Golden Gate Guards and the Inter-Club Fund. The presence of a “leatherman” on the pastoral council explains why these s/m groups chose Most Holy Redeemer—and why the events were allowed. In 2008, the archdiocese caused these events to be discontinued, following efforts on the part of San Francisco Catholics.

As recently as October 2007, Mulcahey was serving as a eucharistic minister at the church. As recently as March 27, 2010, photographs of Mr. Mulcahey with Most Holy Redeemer liturgy planner David Differding were published on a San Francisco sado-masochistic photojournalism website. The two men were attending the 16th anniversary of the Defenders, an organization that promotes “leather spirituality” and is affiliated with Dignity USA.

Mr. Mulcahey’s has a long-standing relationship with Father Donal Godfrey, SJ, executive director of university ministry at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco. That relationship dates back at least to October, 2001.

In 2002, at USF’s New Jewish and Christians Approaches to Homosexuality symposium, Father Godfrey cited Most Holy Redeemer as an example, and quoted Mr. Mulcahey at length. In April 2003, at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Father Godfrey offered a preliminary version of his 2007 history of Most Holy Redeemer as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a degree of Doctor of Ministry. When the history was published in 2007, under the title Gays and Grays: The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the first person Father Godfrey chose to acknowledge and thank for his support was Patrick Mulcahey. Gays and Grays quotes Mulcahey numerous times.

On March 3, 2008, in the Australian online Jesuit publication, Godfrey quoted Mulcahey again. On December 2, 2008, Books, Inc., located in San Francisco’s Castro District, hosted a discussion of Gays and Grays with Father Godfrey. The homosexualist publication, the Bay Area Reporter, published a blurb for the event: “Executive director of University Ministry at the University of San Francisco, and author of Gays and Grays: The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church discusses his book and the gay-inclusive parish; writer Patrick Mulcahey joins the discussion.”

It defies common sense to believe that Most Holy Redeemer pastor Father Steve Meriwether or Father Godfrey are unaware of Mr. Mulcahey’s predilections. As recently as May 5, 2010, Mulcahey’s Facebook homepage linked directly to Most Holy Redeemer’s. His Facebook “friends” pages include Father Meriwether, Father Godfrey, liturgy planner David Differding , other pastoral council members, interspersed among self-proclaimed “slaves” and “masters.” But the scandal emerging from Most Holy Redeemer seems not to concern the Archdiocese of San Francisco. In July the archdiocese reappointed Father Meriwether to a second six-year term at the parish.


Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 7:27 AM By Isabella
Why is this allowed to happen? Satanic, is the only word I can say to describe what is going on.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 7:32 AM By VirgoPotens
"The description of Mr. Mulcahey’s workshop seems a satanic inversion of marriage and baptism." This slavery also seems to parody slavery to Jesus through Mary. Oh, if only these, er, men were reading St. Louis de Montfort and wearing chains of slavery to Our Lord instead of collars symbolizing their perversion! Pray that it be made so.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 7:32 AM By OneoftheSheep
O, Most Holy Redeemer, Your very Church, its very members, are in great need of Your redemption. This is really sick.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 8:43 AM By Fr. J
Wow. Just when I think there are no new lows.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 8:47 AM By Marie
How old is the slave Patrick?

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 9:00 AM By Abeca Christian
He serves as a "Eucharistic minister"? And people get upset when people from the Latin Mass have a dislike for the new Mass? Well this is why! Reading this awful news made my stomach want to puke and all of a sudden I lost my appetite for breakfast. Its no wonder I can't convert most protestants, they hear this type of stuff going on in our church that who would blame them for not wanting to explore the Catholic faith.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 9:03 AM By Joan Bottcher
This is what our Holy Father was indicating that the sin is within our Catholic Churches and he called it, "FILTH!" These parish priests that condone this filth need to be ostracized and thrown out as Priest of our Catholic Churches. I mean THROWN OUT!!!! How much worse can it get as the enemies, as this character, Patrick Mulcahey, gets when our USCCB, Holy See, etc is allowing this filth to remain and continue within our Holy Catholic Church. They don't believe in God, or the Bible. They are demons amongst us and the parishes are allowing it to happen through there weak pastors that are allowing it to happen. Shame on them all!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 9:27 AM By Sheila
And to think this "man" held the Body of Jesus Christ in his hands as a Eucharist Minister......... God have mercy on us all!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 9:42 AM By Willi H
The Lord God should rain fire and brimstone down on this so-called "Catholic" church (Holy Redeemer, not the Catholic Church).

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 10:40 AM By C.B.
This Church reeks with evil......How can this be?

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 10:56 AM By Sarah
Why does the Vatican allow this to continue? Doesn't it have any control over dioceses and parishes. Why haven't the pastor of this church and the bishop of the diocese been called called to Rome to explain why they have allowed this to go on? As to people who choose this lifestyle, I don't know why they would want to call themselves Catholics.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 11:11 AM By John M
Dear Archbishop: God is not mocked! You are being called to cleanse this situation. Many will suffer because of this evil in Christ's presence. Our Lord will not tolerate filth in the Chalice! Please act now! Our lives are at stake.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 11:17 AM By pete
Why isn't all this information simply sent to Rome, along with all the other info you've gathered over the years?Obviously the present Ordinary knows of this or SHOULD know of this.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 11:43 AM By perrywRinkle
Errors and falsehoods need to be confronted by truth-and a high priority given to that which outrages the most. "Freak Show" types of pseudo-Catholic religion get a lot of attention from recreational readers and are a high risk to truth. Catholics should not think we can escape the responsibility to pray for the ignorant (really a Spiritual Work of Mercy) even if it costs us time. Prayer is usually the ONLY helpful way left for us who live far from the scene, but it is ALSO the most effective way. Thanks for California Catholic Weekly's exposure of the leaks in the brains and souls of the cults which are so exciting to many! Thanks to Jesus for a modern and effective means of Catholic communication!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 11:46 AM By M A D
The question is: When is the Archbishop of S.F., or the Auxiliary Bishop going to stand up and say "enough is enough". The left wing element of the Catholic Church has taken over some of the churches in S.F. and are making a mockery of them. We Catholics who remain true to the One, Holy, Catholic Apostolic church are sick and tired of this. Those who are not happy with the Holy Roman Catholic Church can leave and form their own church. Nothing nor no one is holding them back.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 11:52 AM By majag
In our hearts we should rejoice that our present pope is replacing weak clerics. Just look AT where his new choices are at work and you certainly will see change! It can't be done magically, but the grace of God puts magic to shame. An overnight remedy is certainly worth attention, but we have to remember that our lives are governed in part by the natural forces of nature. Miracles DO HAPPEN! We can add our puny help with the power given to our prayer by the Eucharist and the lesser sources of grace.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 11:59 AM By WOODY GUIDRY
The show goes on! Performers experience the thrill of recognition! Just as Lee Harvey Oswald pranced to Russia, Cuba, then, finally, to Dallas-so, too, the assasination of the Faith will NOT be accomplished by the likes of those onstage now! Dance, fool, dance!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 12:09 PM By Peggy
Why doesn't the archbishop "de-consecrate" this church??

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 12:12 PM By NUTUNE
A BIG HO-HUM to perversion! How UNORIGINAL! These are not really great new attractions as some major and exciting perversion-they are merely unoriginal COPIES in more modern clothing. I am so tired of SINNING-especially my own, but I'm not crazy about others doing it, too. Are these people unaware of the whips, the nails and the lance whose cause they further? "Ask and ye shall receive" works both ways. WE ARE IN CONTROL OF OUR OWN SINS-AND PARTLY ABLE TO CONTROL THE SINS OF OTHERS. We also have a collective guilt which was dismissed by God's Cross-and a collective power which was GIVEN to us, although we don't have a RIGHT to it.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 12:13 PM By M A D
We are told by our Church that we are made in the image and likeness of God and that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. If this is the case, why would'nt the leaders of the church in S.F. and those in the Jesuit order discourage this type of behavior. To me, it it the complete opposite of respecting our body as a Temple of the Holy Spirit. this type of treatment of the body

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 12:39 PM By perrywRinkle
Not converting others to the Faith may have nothing to do with the "new Mass", but, rather it may be because of the OBVIOUS illogical thinking you exhibit, ABECA. The "new Mass" has NOTHING to do with this incident. You lose credibility when you expose your faulty prejudices and discriminations. Do you realize that ALL of those who touched the host in distributing the Body of Christ during the "LATIN Mass" had absolutely NOTHING to do with the efficacy of the Sacrament? And, thank you, Jesus, God, for this truth. We had some black sheep back in those old timey days, too. Our Lord is Our Lord is Our Lord! No human help needed.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 1:17 PM By majag
WOODY, I agree that Lee Harvey Oswald failed to stop the operation of the U.S. government. However, the government DID NOT proceed in the same manner under President Johnson. There was all the commotion to giving the right to VOTE to all LEGAL citizens-and that commotion is one which could easily be seen all over the country in every corner, especially in morality. Those who blame Vatican 2 for a lot of change in things need to read the history of the kinds of people we had become by then! Hell no, we won't go-kids shot on the Berkely campus by men in uniform-the undermining of authority in general--all these things were at the coincidental time of Vatican 2. Yet the same generation who yelled "Hell, no-" are the grown-up Catholics of today who are playing the old game of blaming somebody else for the reaping of their own sowing! We Catholics need to stand up for the Church which acted as wisely as it was able to do at that time! I don't believe the old rites are going to suddenly appear as the savior of the Church!! There will be a time when we are long gone from this vale of tears-and, then, an evaluation can be made of the effects of ALL sorts of changes made at about the time Vatican 2 was convened. Maybe Catholics won't be looking back at somebody else to blame for their own sins.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 1:42 PM By Jeff
Very sad. Pray the SF Bishop will be able to clean up the MHR Parish.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 2:37 PM By rico
Is any of this really "news" about this parish? Seems as though I have heard quite enough about this place. Why waste endless energy talking about it? Obviously, the men in authority in the Archdiocese know about this and choose to do nothing. The members of the parish don't hide their behavior. I DO NOT want to hear about someone's abherrant sexual practices. It's time to shake the dust and move on.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 2:40 PM By Life Lady
All I can say is, be sure to stand wayyyy back if you feel the earth rumble in or near San Francisco. If you look at a plate tectonic map, San Francisco is right on the edge of a small portion of the Pacific Plate, It butts up against another plate to the north. I am praying for everyone there, but waiting for God to take His time to give that city the just rewards that they have garnered for themselves. They ought not be afraid of anyone or anything but God, because when He decides to have His way, and He always does, stand wayyyy back when it happens. There will be no doubt that it is God, and Him alone, who will give San Francisco the just rewards of the fruits it has offered to Him.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 2:47 PM By Observant
Isn't it interesting, that even in the midst of rank perversity and evil that truth yet resides. These people are indeed "slaves" they are also sado-masochists who indeed have a manufacturered "leather spirituality." Lord save humanity from counterfeit faith!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 2:48 PM By Maryanne Leonard
This is the kind of thing that can destroy the credibility of the Catholic Church in the eyes of society. Obviously it is sick, satanic, abusive, disgusting, and a perfect example of what a failure to follow the true teachings of the Church can lead to. I wish I could demand that they stop ruining the name of the one holy Church, as this is surely desecration of everything holy and a great offense to the Lord. Why is this tolerated? How can we stop it?

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 2:49 PM By Paxchristi3
There's only one kind of "leather spirituality" that Jesus would approve of, namely that of him wielding a whip to cleanse his father's temple of those who defile it.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 2:55 PM By Abeca Christian
perrywRinkle I wish to clarify. I may have not conveyed well what I wanted to convey because I confused you with my comments and I apologize. I mentioned that this is one reason as to why many in the Lain Mass do not like the new mass because we have this sort of abuses with Eucharistic ministers. I never said that I couldn't convert people because of the new mass, Nope not what you assumed, I said that because we have these types of scandals that are so demonic with such lifestyles and how we allow people like this man to be a Eucharistic minister and also he was an ex-parish council officer, all this type of scandal is a big turn off when we try to convert people. You have misunderstood my post. Most people are still saying things like "no way will I go to a Catholic church because of those pedophile priests." This news just adds more reasons for people to clear away from the real faith, in actuality these people with their lifestyle choices, they have infiltrated in the church because they want to destroy the church, the devil is using them to do evil deeds from within, they may not know it because the evil one is great at fooling the sinners with grave sins. I should off elaborated better so no misunderstanding came from it but i goofed. : )

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 3:24 PM By Abeca Christian
The faith is pure and beautiful, we hold the wholeness of the truth through Christ Jesus. The sins of men and the condoning of such sins that distract many away from the truth. It is misleading others when we see church authorities condone such evil lifestyles. Even if they don't condone them, just their lack of action to act and do the right thing is just as worst.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 3:36 PM By JLS
I see it as gallows humor. Eventually the outing of this satanic cretans will rise into the episcopal areas, and the rope weavers will begin.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 4:06 PM By Jasmine
The truth must be told again and again, no matter how ugly and foul it is. This is the reality of evil in the world. We Catholics NEED to make noise to get the hierarchy to wake up. It is one thing to profane the Sacraments in a Satanic coven; it's quite another when it is actually done in a Catholic Church. San Francisco is Sodom and Gomorrah.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 4:35 PM By perrywRinkle
Abeca, your point was based on a faulty parallel between the old and the new rite. You relate that someone unworthy touched the Host and did so BECAUSE lay people can NOW be extraordinary ministers at Communion. "This is why", is exactly what you said. My challenge to you was based on knowing that we had some bad priests a long time ago (weakness is not new) and that the Eucharist still kept its integrity. To educate prospective converts, you really need to study more, so that your error won't REINFORCE the idea to non-Catholics that the CHURCH you are trying to sell is responsible for the sins of Catholic PERSONS. The SINGLE reason for choosing the Catholic Church is that it is the ONLY ONE designed by God NOT to fail! I was not confused or PRESUMPTUOS, and my goal in responding to you is really (REALLY) to assist in spreading Truth-which I believe is also YOUR GOAL. Criticizing the Church's valid authority to organize the order of the Mass is hurting your goal. I pray for your success, and also pray that I, too, exhibit the moral tenacity you show so well. KEEP GOING!!!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 4:45 PM By WOODY GUIDRY
LIFE LADY, I had a little fun teasing a man from Oregon by telling him about the San Andreas fault, and how all those evil people were going to fall into the hole-but he put me down real good and got a big laugh when he practically shouted, "Its not OUR FAULT!"

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 4:54 PM By NUTUNE
San Francisco had a historic earthquake in 1906, I believe, and I have had the good fortune to know a French priest who was there at the time. He related that after the quake finally quit, he was assailed by multitudes of Catholics who wanted to go to Confession immediately. He explained that he was empowered under extraordinary circumstances such as this, to ask the TOTAL crowd to silently think of their sins and to tell God silently that they were sorry and intended not to repeat those sins-THEN, he could issue a blanket Sacremental forgiveness to the WHOLE CROWD at one time! He said they wouldn't buy it, and he spent the whole afternoon on his knees in a vacant lot hearing individual confessions!

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 9:51 PM By JLS
An 8 pointer is predicted scientifically in the foreseeable future; there was such a one about 1850, not in SF but on the big fault line. But an 8 pointer is about 100 times as powerful as a 6 pointer; the six point quakes can take down cities.

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 10:40 PM By JLS
Why not pray that the SF ABP be called on the carpet by the Pope? No one has ever written a thorough book on how the bishops are appointed. The whole notion resides in some sort of smoke and mirror charade, and the reality is simply not public knowledge. It's time. I believe that the appointment process needs to be openly vetted, not democratized but taken out of the phoney corporate structure that plagues the Church and put into view so that we all can gain authentic trust in these bishops instead of the magical nonsense imitation faith that has been mythed upon the Church by con artists and laity who love to be duped ... because that way they don't have to straighten up their morals.

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 12:09 AM By markrite
Well, well, well, more demonic mischief from California's own Sodom by the bay, and led by an Irish slavemaster, no less, one Patrick Mulcahey, and he, obviously, a product of the NEW Ireland that's been springing up in fits and starts for these last fifty years; I guess gone are the days of the whimsical & innocent impulsive Irish so well chronicled by the great Barry Fitzgerald & John Ford in such excellent Hollywood movies like "The Quiet Man & "Going my Way." Now we have the sadomasochist homosexualists like Mulcahey getting in our collective faces with their evil advocacies like "Master/slave" relationships (the authorities might be very interested in the AGE of his "slave", hope that they investigate), along with all the VERY TERRIBLE WITNESS they bring to Catholicism when others read of their work as Eucharistic Ministers and volunteers on the pastoral council. But that may be the point; their intention may just be to DRAG THE ONE TRUE CHURCH DOWN INTO MORE SCANDAL, thereby DRIIVING AWAY those who have evinced interest in the Catholic church.THESE PEOPLE HAVE AN AX TO GRIND, AND ITS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA. Nothing else really makes sense. So why doesn't the Bishop DO THE RIGHT THING and PUBLICLY EXCOMMUNICATE all who are involved in this ghastly mess? CLEAN HOUSE ONCE AND FOR ALL! But what do I know? I'm only a Catholic who's never intentionally missed Mass ONCE in over thirty years. And been consecrated to my Guardian Angel in 1988. Maybe I'm just not "COOL" enough to recognize the "NEW AGE" of radical liberal Catholicism. Anyway, GOD BLESS ALL THE POSTERS HERE, I think they "GET IT'.---MARKRITE

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 12:07 PM By Anne T.
The book "When the Wicked Seize a City" by a Protestant pastor, Chuck Mc Ihenney, tells what went on in San Francisco during the time of Harvey Milk. Calls threatening to sodomize his underaged son were made to his house and his house was set on fire, all because he won a lawsuit against a practicing homosexual organist. He fled to another state. After that the AIDS epedemic came. I think the Lord will deal with these people in His own way.

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 1:14 PM By Anne T.
By the way, I heard that same pastor, Chuck Mc Ilhenny, tell his story during the time it happened on a Christian radio station. He was not a hatemonger.He just wanted those who held a position in his church to keep the moral law and not be hypocritical.

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 1:51 PM By Anne T.
JLS, your post of 10:40 p.m. makes some very good points.

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 7:49 PM By JLS
As far as the spectre of sado-masochistic slavemaster homosexuals, the movie scene that fits the best is the one where Dirty Harry tells the perv "Go ahead, make my day".

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 7:59 PM By JLS
A nuther point about Catholic Church administration is this: The bishops ought to can every single employee or cleric who was given the position on the basis of education, and then replace them with people who are simply faithful and have an average education. I once went through the doctoral dissertations then stored in the library racks at Catholic University in DC for the hierarchy. I remember looking through some bishops' dissertations. My observation was that this type of doctoral operation is little more than gratuitous nonsense. Nothing I read demonstrated much that was impressive; but, then, prior to that my reading for decades focused on historically competitive intellects. What we have devolved to in the Catholic academic circles is not even a shadow of what history might account as doctoral level achievement. Mostly it's a conglomeration of information with little thought process. And guess what we see coming from the bishops' in the form of statements and papers? Bland, thoughtless, crafty pulp typically with some political angle that intends to get around some Magisterial doctrine. The result of sin is homosexuality: What are we seeing as the result of directionless prelates in the west but homosexuality? In a soul with faith, God will supply the intellect ... Let the Church appoint the faithful instead of the intellectuals!

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 8:56 PM By Anne T.
The Christian radio station on which I heard Chuck McIhenney tell about his experience in San Franciso was a very pro-life radio station. Also, I and some of my Catholic friends have had bad experiences there. That is not to say that everyone in San Francisco is involved in all of this, but too many in high places allow it to continue.

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 11:25 PM By Abeca Christian
perrywRinkle you read all that from my post. Interesting. All I can say is that I was acknowledging and now understand why many from the Latin mass have reservations about lay people holding or even touching the Eucharist. I can understand their point of view. Now whatever else they may have reasons well sounds like you read into that more than I have. Thanks for your point of view though. I'm sure you are right but to say it was faulty? hmmm how can something be faulty if in the early church no one was ever allowed to be a Eucharistic minister before, that just came into effect during our parents lifetime. Perhaps you are right about my goal, I just wanted to publicly give acknowledgment to those in the Latin mass since I use to consider them rigid but now I as i grow more wise, I am leaning more in understanding of their respect for the old ways, i suppose. I at least owe them that charity and respect. But I do appreciate your prayers and your kind advice, I am open to your comments because I feel that they are sincere. God bless you too and pray that you too can spread the good news of Jesus though Holy mother church. Thank you much. : )

Posted Saturday, September 04, 2010 11:33 PM By perrywRinkle
ABECA CHRISTIAN, I heard Father Corapi giving a TV presentation today, and I was reminded of YOUR concern that non-Catholics be converted. He said to remember that Jesus, Himself, was ignored, walked away from, and killed because He was trying to bring good to humans. I don't think you are the type to be easily discouraged! Neither was Jesus. I marvel and worry that so many just let the Lord slip by! Glenn Beck has said more than once, "I used to be a Catholic" on his TV shows. I have twice lately emailed to him the Holy Father's assertion (THIS VERY YEAR) that if you are BAPTIZED Catholic, then you are ALWAYS CATHOLIC. I received a "generic" response. I will give him even more chances to respond! (His talks don't reveal HOW he found his new faith-Mormon-but he divorced his wife, married a Mormon lady and became a member of HER church.) WE will have to accept that even under the best circumstances, people are still free to embrace the WORST. Have you noticed the great courage of the Mexican bishops in confronting the Mexican government re the sanctity of LIFE?

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 9:14 AM By simone_dubois
The weeds are allowed to grow alongside of the wheat. Their will be a final harvest. Only God knows why He permits us to be tested thus. Probably for reasons of Mercy and Justice. When it gets even worse, it will be brought to an end because otherwise even the elect would not survive. The gates of hell shall not prevail. When discourged in the battle, I remember Fr. Corapi reminding us that we know the end of the story, Victory is on His side. Lets pray for our priests, (priests forever in the order of Melchizedek), that they may survive the test and be true witnesses, especially if they are lost. They are targeted like no others, and I am not sure I could withstand the enemy's attack if I were a priest.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:27 AM By meliss a sanders
we have to pray, and not stop. Lord,have mercy on us, and on the whole world.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:47 AM By Rose
Simone, thanks for your excellent input. Amen!

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 11:56 AM By Abeca Christian
perrywRinkle aw yes, words of wisdom from father Corapi. He is such a good priest. I enjoy all his talks. He is such a holy man. Also; I never knew that Glen Beck was Catholic and now a Mormon. Such a sad thing. I will be praying for him. Thanks for your encouraging words, may the good Lord bless you in abundance for your charitable heart. On this feast time of Mother Teresa, we are truly blessed. Thanks my friend, I'll keep on! It is all about saving souls in and through our Lord. His mercy is unending. I like your perseverance to keep writing to Glen Beck, I think I might join you in sending him a loving reminder of his background, Baptized Catholic and his moral duty to come back to the real faith. It is worst for those who leave the real faith to join a cult, especially one like Mormonism.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 12:56 PM By Mary
St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the snares and wickedness of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 1:18 PM By Bob Burke
We need a re-print of Fr Rueda's book "The Homosexual Network." Could someone let us know if it will happen?

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 1:34 PM By A. Gabriel
This Satan stepping into and invading the Church. God help us. Why is this being allowed?

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 1:41 PM By Mariam
So much of this is going on in the church that all heaven must weep each day for the lost souls. If anyone has the e-mail to the Vatican, then sending this article, along with the outraged comments directly to Pope Benedict, should I hope have some effect on this situation. Understand though, that the Pope is also under attack not only from homosexual deviant clerics in the Vatican, but from so called Catholic groups who defy the Church's teachings on faith and morals.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:10 PM By Tommy
Don't find fault with Mulcahey, friends......Church leadership is to be blamed here. "Leadership" is non-existent in today's church. Kerry, Pelosi, Mulcahey, etc.. The list is endless. While the average pew-sitter can see something wrong, it seems the so-called leadership is either joining Mucahey, or saying nothing. How do we get OUR CHURCH BACK ?

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:19 PM By Michael1
To the s&m freaks, hell is viewed as "heaven." These pathetic losers just want media attention; no Catholic would ever attend this farce that passes as a parish. Can there really be ten just men in San Francisco (a.k.a., New Soddom)?

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:31 PM By Kevin O'Donnell
It would be more appropriate to find an article of this sort in THE INQUIRER and not in a publication that calls itself CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC DAILY. Both the writer and the publisher should be profoundly ashamed. Publishing an article of this nature is a disgrace. Read John 8, 3-11 to see how Jesus dealt with such situations. This kind of public excoriation serves no charitable purpose. There is a certain type of smug, self-righteous individual who finds pleasure in denouncing others. “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him ALONE. If he listens to you you have won over your brother.” (Matthew 18, 15). I doubt if the author of this diatribe has spoken to any of the individuals he names.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:37 PM By JLS
It is only right that priests should be engaged with the enemies of God; after all, how does one convert an enemy into a friend without any contact? St Paul was led around in chains by them for two years, and converted Europe to Christ. Today, by contrast, Catholics are bonded to the TV screen and after decades of this what can be seen is a whole lot of people with paint brushes decorating the great Handbasket to Hell.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 3:21 PM By JLS
O'Donnell, this sodomite activist is a public figure, and the point of the article is to inform the faithful about the ages old battle between the God haters and God. As for your rant, you've blamed this site for exactly what you display of yourself in your post. The Church, si; the homosexualists, no!!! Mi casa es no su casa.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 4:42 PM By Mark from PA
You are right on target, Mr. O'Donnell. Thank you for your comments. I am in agreement with what you have said.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 5:26 PM By Doc Mugwump

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 5:56 PM By Canisius
PA why is it that you refuse to condemn such perversion?

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 6:02 PM By Matt C. Abbott
Bravo to California Catholic Daily for exposing this purportedly Catholic man's filthy activity!

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 6:11 PM By RHETA

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 7:35 PM By WOODY GUIDRY
DOC-We probably will surprised at how and when the Church will finally handle this "thing". You and I have lots of company in our disbelief, more company than this crazed bunch can muster-but we don't use THEIR means of inflicting their bitter cause. I think we have already used all the means at our disposal-but the depraved "things" have used shock, our apparent helplessness, ETC., and have not met ANY effective repression so far. It may be too much to hope for. I HAVE seen some sickening videos that supposedly have already been sent to the Vatican. If they were sent, then we can be sure that parish is just one of a STACK of problems all over the world which is known to the Vatican. Personally, when bishop Burke was sent for, promoted and immediately made IMPORTANT changes, I felt like the fire extinguisher sprinklers were turned ON! Outstanding Godliness did not escape the Vatican's scrutiny-and outstanding deviltry is surely on the "Must Do" list. D.M., (if I may address you so personally!), our outrage is something which mirrors the state of goodness in our own souls and probably the only good result that we will see for awhile. The Word cannot help but BE helped when our feelings are displayed. That's just about our only arsenal. I DO want to tell you of a story told to me by my confessor many years ago-I know it's true, because HE told me. A priest had been made almost unbearably miserable to the point that he could hardly celebrate his masses. Then ONE FINE DAY, every thing he was suffering immediately cleared up at once! At that same moment, a priest in his own order, returned to the priesthood-which I don't think anyone thought was possible. HE was suffering for the sins of his BROTHER PRIEST!! It doesn't strike me as odd that you and I and other stunned believers are suffering because of the sins of our brothers. And they ARE our brothers.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 7:45 PM By Rick DeLano
I wish to add my thanks to CCD for its courageous exposure of the ongoing....well. Scandal seems to be a word that cannot quite do justice to the appalling Most Holy Redeemer outrage. There is simply nothing that can excuse the ongoing dereliction of our hierarchy in the face of this.......whatever this is. I have no words. May God relent, and be pleased, after we have been sufficiently scourged for our sins (how terrible they must be!) to send us Catholic bishops.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 7:48 PM By bud
I agree so much with Doc Mugwump. And, the church wonders why we are lucky to have 40% of the baptized within the church.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 8:45 PM By JLS
There are indeed a few bishops around the world beginning to fire some point blank salvos ... no wishy washy pablum issuing from their canons (spelling here is intentional and ok due to poetic licence), but sound like the crack of a whip, similar to what the one Jesus used sounded like.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 10:16 PM By Anne T.
Kevin O'Donnell, it is hard to keep this a private issue to charitable correct Patrick Mulcahey since he himself has allowed his picture to be plastered on the website advertising the Master/slave Conference 2010 at the Crown Plaza Hotel. It is there for the whole world to see with his permission it seems. How does one charitably correct someone who has made his own behavior so public and does not seem to want to be corrected. And regarding my posting of what happened in San Francisco previously, I do not rejoice at the death from AIDS of those men. I wished they had listened to Surgeon General Koop and that minister and the doctors and nurses who tried to tell them how dangerous their behavior was. Perhaps they would be alive today.

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2010 10:54 PM By Anne T.
By the way, it is fairly much the same picture on the conference blog as the one above. I do not go into "dangerous" territory on those blogs. Just enough to see who these people are. Luckily the conference site has kept out the seriously bad pictures as far as I know.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 6:10 AM By LAURIE

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 7:50 AM By Jon
I didn't know San Francisco was without a bishop.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 9:23 AM By Richard Mc Candlish
Absolutely outrageous. Is it any wonder that, by allowing such people to serve in ministry, the Church and Gods teachings are not taken seriously by the majority of secularists and deviants?

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 9:25 AM By Liam Joseph
Where are our shepherds? Where are our bishops? Where are the successors of the apostles? Surely the Good Shepherd weeps.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 9:50 AM By Barbara
I echo Liam Joseph. Surely someone from the hierarchy in Rome should have been there long ago to oust all this sacrilegious evil since obviously the pastors and bishop are not interested in cleaning house. It boggles the mind how it continues , seemingly sanctioned by the church which Christ founded, a cancer in the flesh of Catholicism.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 10:04 AM By Michael Dwyer
I would close the church down for a year or more - after that I would undo the wreckovation of thenonteroor and hand the place over to the TLM community.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 10:20 AM By Bob French
Ephesians 5:11 tells us, "Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness, rather expose them." Thanks to CCD for the article. This May, I attended a legitimate Catholic conference at the same hotel where this conference is finishing up today. I have let the hotel know how disgusted I was that they would host a "workshop" on perversion. I also told them I would not attend any more conferences there in the future.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 10:57 AM By Anne T.
I should add that I do not know if the minister who spoke out against sodomous behavior or Surgeon General Koop recommended artificial contraceptives. If so they were wrong on that, but they were right about the dangers of sodomous behavior and all the diseases and injuries connected to it.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 10:59 AM By Mark from PA
I hope that everyone has a nice Labor Day. Our pastor said a special Mass for Labor Day this morning. He usually has special Masses for all the holidays. We had quite a few people there. It was nice because I saw 6 of my fellow choir members there. Our pastor even gave a little sermon. He told of how the Church supported working men and unions. He also gave a very good sermon yesterday. He spoke of how we are all sinners (except for our assistant pastor). He said that we need to live our faith every day, not just an hour on Sunday. We need to try to show by how we live our lives that we are witnesses of Christ.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 12:43 PM By Heather C.
For many years I was part of the M/s mindset.(Please note, it is not just gay men who are into this crap!) Nothing could thrill me more than the thought of being tied up and having "terrible things" done to me. Yeah, I went there, did that, didn't get a tee-shirt. 3 years ago I began the journey home back to God, back to sanity and the path I chose was that of the Catholic Church. At the beginning of the journey, it came to me slow but sure how S/M is nothing more than a sick, satanic parody of the Catholic practices of sacrificing and offering up "for sinners everywhere". I believe that an earlier poster had also made the same link of how enslaving ones self to an earthly master is a mockery of the willing enslavement to Christ and his Mother. With the help of God, I have made a complete break from this crippling mindset. I am very concerned when I see that this so called "church" in SF is helping with the devil's own work and being given the OK by the local bishop if only by his silence. God have mercy on those mislead souls this weekend.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 1:06 PM By Vicki
It is the Literalist thinking and heartless, judgmental actions of of folks such as those posted above that motivated me to leave the Catholic Church after thorough indoctrination in gradeschool, high school and University. Mr. Mulcahey is in a loving, committed and "monogamous" (as in NOT having affairs nor lying to his partner, about ANYTHING) relationship.How many of you who are condemning him can say that about yourselves. And finally, ask yourself, "What would Jesus do ?" Certainly not what you are doing.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 1:41 PM By Anne T.
Heather C., welcome back to the Church and to sanity. Yes, such behavior is anti-Christ, but by the grace of God you got out of it. We need to speak out against this kind of behavior to save other souls and lives before it is to late for them. God bless you and give you the strength to do what is right and fight the good fight.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 1:58 PM By Philip T. Foole
I did a bit of additional research on Mr. Mulcahey. An Irishman named Patrick, born on St. Patrick's Day with a partner named Patrick could not possibly NOT be a Catholic. Far from being a "satanic cretin" as one of the more hate-filled comments on this page suggests, he is a very successful writer, with multiple Emmy awards and perhaps the most-watched daily television drama on the planet among his many credits. He has been referred to by "TV Guide" as "The Shakespeare of the Soaps." He is openly proud of his long-term, monogamous relationship with his partner, and he is openly proud of his Catholic faith. The Catholic Church is blessed and incredibly fortunate to have him as a member, willing to cleave to his faith in spite of the sort of persecution displayed in most of the comments on this article. God bless you, Patrick, and God bless Holy Redeemer Church for having the courage to welcome you as a member.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 2:17 PM By veritas
The SF Archbishop gave communion to gay activists wearing unacceptable clothing at a Mass a few years ago--his inaction at this church should be no surprise.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 3:05 PM By Farkel44
The next Pope will bring this kind of activity to a halt. Groups like SanFransicko , and Pfleger in Chicago will sue in court to keep "their" buildings and schools... and the major split will be here.. Time fish or cut bait.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 4:15 PM By Maryanne Leonard
Heather C., God bless you for this heartfelt posting of your personal journey back to the faith and to living a far saner way of life. I am always thrilled to hear stories such as yours, and listen to someone like Father Corapi, who has been lots of places and done lots of things in his life he now has put aside and returned to the Church as well, ultimately becoming a very effective priest and teacher. My Protestant husband finds him mesmerizing and someone to be truly respected. I admire your choices too and say halleluja, and welcome home to the community of the faithful. Keep on the path of righteousness, Heather, as when you come to the end of your life, you will be so deeply grateful you did.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 5:27 PM By John
Nutune, there is no such thing as collective guilt. Sin is personal. Each of us make choices to sin or to avoid sin. Redemption is also personal. Jesus seeks that single lost sheep who has wandered away. If you mean that Adam and Eve's sin is collective guilt, it is not. The Original sin crippled human nature so that a Redeemer was required. It was not collective guilt -- it was corruption that passes down from generation to generation.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 10:17 PM By Ed
Somebody needs to read his "Catechism of the Catholic Church". You can be held responsible in the social sins of others through complaisance, etc. (#1868, 1869, 2480).

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 11:00 PM By JLS
Vicki, you're lying to yourself. The reason you left the Church is because you hate God, and not because He loves you.

Posted Monday, September 06, 2010 11:01 PM By JLS
Mulcahey is not loving or any other kind of virtuous ... he has hit bottom and wallows in it, inviting others into his demonic filth.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:01 AM By Lisa
Something smells very fishy in the SF Diocese. The archbishop is well aware of the evil scandals that have taken place at MHR but yet he reappoints Fr. Meriwhether for another 6 years? Another scandal!

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:28 AM By Tibor
To Vicki and Philip T. Foole -- “Patrick has been tying men up and doing unspeakable things to them for 35 years." -- That doesn't sound like loving, committed monogamy to me.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:30 AM By Canisius
@ Vicki maybe just maybe Christ Our Lord would unleash his Holy Wrath against the perverts like those who infest MHR Parish, and just maybe his heart is emptied of mercy due to the insults against him and his Holy Church.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:20 AM By C.B.
Vicki......... "what would Jesus do?" You know what He did......He suffered, died on the cross for the sins of the world. And really, do you honestly believe that He would approve of such abominably acts? What an insult to our Lord.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 9:36 AM By Ski Ven
Someone raised a good question when they asked what would Jesus do. I can't help but wonder what would Jesus do if someone died immersed in mortal sin and appeared before him for judgment. What does the Church teach? What would Jesus do?

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 11:37 AM By JLS
Collective guilt is a concept conjured up by collectivists, aka marxists, and is not the same as involvement in groups of sinners. Guilt accords to the individual, and not to the community. "Community" is an abstract idea, which the marxists love to use as a replacement for the Catholic concept of individual or groups of individuals. Of course one can accurately use any of these words to define either Catholic or marxist concepts or ideas, but what I'm point out is that there is a substantial and critical difference between marxist ideology and Catholic doctrine, whereas the one forces all into an animistic nature and the other brings out the individual nature of each soul. One is enslavementapart from God, and the other freedom in union with God.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 2:45 PM By NUTUNE
John, "collective" is appropriate when you consider that ADAM and EVE enjoyed the partying during the BIG ONE, yet, EONS later, you and I pay- and EVERYBODY pays the bill through the Redemption of Our Lord. Without YOUR baptism, you have an unpaid bill for a heaven- all locked up tight, because you didn't use the credit card left by Jesus. The bill is somehow your responsibility as a FAMILY member. I know the whole issue was (and is) beyond my understanding, but, somehow, I WAS involved in something that was too BIG for me to handle, SO "Somebody Else" had to bail me out! St. Paul said that just as by the "disobedience of one person the many were made sinners" so, too, one man, Our Lord, redeemed EVERYBODY! (I think that's in Romans, chap. 5-) I don't know how good an example I gave to my classes years ago, but they understood a parallel to my breaking out a neighbor's window while playing baseball, but only DAD had the money to pay for it! We're all family, you know.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 3:06 PM By MitchforMary
Nothing new here....he increases our anger through those he has swindled into his following...pray to our Lord that these men and especially the Bishops and preist see the error in their ways...many are on the road to perdition...and Satan loves that...but he is not smiling because our Lady meets him at every turn.....!!!!

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:36 PM By MarkF
Rico said, "I DO NOT want to hear about someone's abherrant (sic) sexual practices." Believe me, you're not. They're speaking in code language. When they talk about "unspeakable" things, they really mean it. For a couple of years I've been saying that NO ONE wants to believe what the actual practice of homosexuality is about. Even this article only hints at it. Some claim that this master/slave couple is monogamous. I'd bet my next month's salary that this is not true. I know the type too well. I'll say it again, none of you has a clue as to hides behind the words "unspeakable."

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:37 PM By MarkF
Heather C., could you corroborate what I've said? I don't need details, but please just a statement that what we've heard about here is a sanitized version of what this little world is all about.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:48 PM By MarkF
Vicki, What would Jesus do? I wish I knew, but I'm rock sure that he wouldn't condone this. Perhaps some on here are acting more out of fear then genuine love. Perhaps. But even if that is true, does that mean that this is the kind of leader we want in our Church? I think a genuine Christian response would be sympathy for the people who are enslaved in this lifestyle. I don't think Jesus would be impressed by an Emmy award. Repentance is what is needed here. For us as a Church, we need to write to the Papal Nuncio. Keep it brief. Keep it less than one written page. Don't send e-mail. Write an old fashioned letter. We can't assume that he knows about this. I've heard that he keeps a file and that this gets distilled down into advice to Rome. If you live in the SF diocese, then call in person to the bishop's office. Get signatures from as many of your friends as possible. And pray.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:00 PM By Heather C.
Vikki and Phillip: I pray that God and our Lady will open up your eyes and your hearts before it is too late. This lifestyle is NOT in keeping with Christ. He may have told the lady "Neither do I condem you but then he also added "GO AND SIN NO MORE!" Jesus has mercy for us all but we must make the choice to go and sin no more. Tying up people in a scene, even if you are not having sex with them is NOT staying true to your spouse who, by the way , should be of a gender opposite of yours. I feel very sorry for you for you are still wandering in darkness.

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:20 PM By JLS
Nice protestant theology, Nutune.

Posted Thursday, September 09, 2010 10:15 AM By Abeca Christian
Heather C wow. It gives one hope that people can get out of that mindset and lifestyle. The only thing is that it will affect you for the rest of your life. The images implanted in your head are probably hard to get rid off, it is like your being abused over and over again. God bless you for sharing your story and God bless you for embracing God's graces to get out and speak up. Keep ON!

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