Monday, November 9, 2015

CFN: "Blasphemy in Buffalo Diocese"

Catholic Family News just posted a disturbing photo of a parish message board in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY which refers to homosexuality. 

Ss. Columba and Brigid Parish in Buffalo posted the following on their outdoor sign: "Jesus had 2 dads and he turned out just fine." 

Such statement is blasphemous. St. Joseph was the foster human father of Jesus, not the true Father for whom sent His only Son. The Blessed Virgin Mary never had intercourse with St. Joseph; they had a chaste marriage. This event is celebrated on the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25th every year. Mary, meanwhile, was Immaculately conceived on December 8th; Ss. Joachim and Anne did not perform marital intercourse. BOTH WERE BORN WITHOUT SIN. 

According to the parish website, "We are a Roman Catholic Parish with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need." (Emphasis added) The pastor is Fr. Roy Herberger, who is pictured in hideous vestments. The parish webpages also show an architectural illustration of the building, which is more like an office building than a church. Typical social justice club. 

UPDATE: Bishop Malone has ordered the sign be taken down. 


  1. "Ss. Joachim and Anne did not perform marital intercourse. BOTH WERE BORN WITHOUT SIN."

    They almost certainly did perform marital intercourse. If you are specifically referring to the Immaculate Conception of Mary, I trust you realize that that has nothing to do with whether Mary was conceived by normal human means, and that the Church does not and never has taught that Mary was anything other than a result of normal marital relations (in which God intervened at the exact moment to prevent the stain of sin from soiling Mary) between Ss. Joachim and Anne. I guess you can believe what you will, if you so choose, but it isn't based on anything except speculative theology.

  2. To my understanding, the Immaculate Conception of Mary is that of Her, not of Christ. Her birthday is celebrated Sept 8th, nine months after her conception. Jesus was born on Dec. 25th but was conceived without intercourse (immaculately) nine months before on March 25th. The Church would not have these feasts if both did not develop in their mothers' wombs for a normal term of pregnancy.