Father Victor Clore (right) continues to give mass to the LGBT community (Facebook / Christ the King Catholic Church Detroit)
A Catholic priest in Detroit taunts his archdiocese by allowing LGBT + people to join him in mass after the coronavirus epidemic.
The Detroit Archdiocese has temporarily suspended the public for fear of a coronavirus, but church officials have ruled that Dignity / Detroit, an LGBT + Catholic support group, will no longer be allowed to participate even after medical problems are over.
These were not immediately attended by the late Victor Victor Clore, pastor of Christ the King Church, who wrote an open letter to priests and deacons in the area announcing that they would continue to offer mass at the club when opportunity was available.
The letter, reviewed by the National Catholic Reporter, called on church leaders to do the same.
“It is natural, in all cultures, that few people are attracted to the opposite sex. It is not a disease or a natural color. Homosexuality is their natural means of coping.”
“Some romance involves sex; some charity events do not – friendships, professional care such as nursing, teaching, ministry, and so on. Our sexuality is part of who we are, and sex is fun in any relationship. ”
The Honor / Detroit is a standout group and has come together to be displayed at Marygrove College’s graduate school for more than 20 years. Prior to that the members of the local congregation.
That changed on March 9 when the auxiliary bishop, Gerard Battersby, issued a directive that from now on 66 people would be banned from taking masses anywhere in Detroit.
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“Mass of respectability / members of Dermity / Detroit – who reject the Church’s teaching on human sexuality – are not an option for any church, church or diocese and are illegal everywhere in the archdiocese of Detroit,” he said.
Clore, a 54-year-old priest, likened the church’s isolation to the controversial Catholic churches in the ’60s – something he was opposed to at the time.
In his letter he boldly urged church leaders not to stop their sexuality but to “be aware of what is wrong,” and was not afraid to follow the terrible mistakes of the Catholic Church.
“If we retaliate against our sexual orientation, trying to engage in sexual misconduct, we may be at risk of violating the boundaries of immorality, as is the case with many sex offenders,” he warned.
Frank D’Amore, director of Dignity / Detroit, tells the National Catholic Reporter that the group will continue to face difficulties after its completion.
The group will gladly accept offerings from priests, including Clore, celebrating the mass of God with them, even though the archdiocese has banned its churches.