I’ve been thinking about this for a while. And since we have nothing to do but watch the aftermath of the 2016 election and breathe one big sigh of relief there’s no more President Clintons for the near future, let’s be a little proactive! There’s a nice little column called “Churches Worth Driving To” over at California Catholic Daily. http://cal-catholic.com/?s=churches+worth+driving+to I’ve always found this column really helpful in finding refuges when I’m traveling. That said, I would find it equally helpful to have a list of parishes to avoid like the plague. I’ve found myself in strange locales across the United States and I’ve stumbled into some pretty un-Catholic Catholic churches.
So, in an effort to help you avoid getting an earful of heresy and dissent, I’ve decided to start this blog post. Please don’t comment with some parish whose main crime is something along the line of not providing an Extraordinary Form or that they have too much felt. Please also include why we should flee from it if other Masses are available to you. Yes, this is a do-it-yourself blog post but I’ve been a bit busy and I’m trying to ease back in to the commentary thing. Also, wouldn’t it be helpful to not have your vacation or business trip ruined by having to debate Catholicism with a priest who just scandalized your children?
I’ll start the ball rolling!
Most Holy Redeemer, San Francisco, CA: This has nothing to do with the fact that it “ministers” to homosexual people. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that it has long facilitated homosexuals to rail against the teachings of the Church and to carry on with homosexual acts despite the danger to their souls.
St. Agnes, San Francisco, CA: Inclusive, Jesuit, Ridiculous. (Locals will get the reference to the “Inclusive. Jesuit. Divine.” banners all over the Panhandle area.) Just more of the usual Jesuit dissent and pro-homosexual relation rhetoric.
Christ the King, Pleasant Hill, CA: Long time dissenting church in the Oakland Diocese. We’re hoping for changes under their new pastor, but the same old dissenters have lined up some ridiculous speakers as of late.
St. Monica’s, Santa Monica, CA: They put their Masses online so you can enjoy the horror from your very own home. http://stmonica.net/media-resources/watch-live I’ve always wondered, with the nice video evidence provided, why haven’t they had a major change of “leadership?” I’ve been wanting to do a blog post on the outrageous there but there’s simply too much material from which to choose!
There are many more in my fair state, but these top my list of parishes that annoy the heck out of me. How about you? Add your biggest annoyances in the comment section below! Remember to include the city and state so people can search a bit easier!