“Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin is promoting on social media a rosary with ‘rainbow’ beads for one of the decades which are to be used, the rosary’s creators say, to pray for the ‘full acceptance’ of homosexual couples.
The ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows,’ created by a so-called Catholic social justice group Contemplative Rebellion, ‘invites us into guided meditation on the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters in the U.S. and around the world,’ the group’s website states. The group says it creates religious ‘pieces of jewelry’ to ‘break down the barriers that separate faith, race, social status, and income inequality.’
The suggested prayer for the ‘rainbow’ fifth decade states: ‘We pray for a welcoming of LGBTQ people by all churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues. We pray for LGBTQ couples, their children, and extended families. We Pray that they may be supported and loved, with full acceptance as people truly created in the image of God, a creation that God saw as ‘good’, and who deserve to live every aspect of life to the fullest.’
Description of the fifth ‘rainbow’ decade from the Rosary of Modern Sorrows. contemplativerebellion.com / screen grab
On Monday, Fr. Martin tweeted his endorsement of the rosary and its message.
‘Dear friends: No one asked me (or paid me) to share these, but I thought you’d like to see two new works of art: the Rosary of Modern Sorrow (which invites us to pray for various types of sufferings) and a new (Middle Eastern) Holy Family Christmas card,’ he tweeted.
Dear friends: No one asked me (or paid me) to share these, but I thought you’d like to see two new works of art: the Rosary of Modern Sorrow (which invites us to pray for various types of sufferings) and a new (Middle Eastern) Holy Family Christmas card. https://t.co/PPDUM35wfd pic.twitter.com/2yzgRIsrcI
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) December 4, 2018
Fr. Martin’s record of pro-homosexual activism is lengthy and ranges from his many speeches and media appearances promoting homosexuality to his retweeting of a complaint that priests can’t ‘bless’ gay unions to suggesting that the Church is full of ‘homophobia’ and ‘marginalizes’ the same-sex attracted.
He supports homosexual men kissing each other during the sign of peace at Mass, says that a Catholic attending a same-sex ‘wedding’ is like attending a Jewish wedding, and suggests that his critics are secretly homosexual themselves.
Fr. Martin says homosexual priests should ‘come out’ about their sexual proclivities, but has publicly declined to say whether he himself is homosexual.”