Friday, November 9, 2007

Fr. Euteneuer On Gay Jesuit Fr. Thomas J. Brennan, S.J.

Fr. Euteneuer Responds to Jesuit Who Came Out
by SOPnewswire
Posted November 08, 2007
The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today published an "open letter" to Father Thomas J. Brennan, SJ, who declared that he was a homosexual during a student Mass, admitting that it was one of "the worst kept secrets" on campus. Father Euteneuer's response, "Homosexual Jesuit Needs Refresher Course in Priestly Love" was published in his weekly email newsletter, Spirit & Life, available Thursday after 3:00 PM EST on the HLI website ( The letter called for Brennan to apologize to his congregation. Father Euteneuer said,
"There is something just plain wrong about abusing people's trust in the priesthood in such a public way, and since you chose to 'go public' with this matter, a public response to your outrageous 'outing' is merited." "First of all," Father Euteneuer said, 
"Holy Mass is not a forum for your self-expression. You chose the sacred liturgy and the pulpit reserved for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the launching pad for your personal testament to homosexuality ... You've read the same documents I've read about the liturgy, and none of them say the liturgy is your personal stage."

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