Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy: Pride and Prejudice

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By Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., The Catholic Thing, July 2, 2024

Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, a prolific writer and one of the most prominent living theologians, is a former member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission. His newest book is the third volume of Jesus Becoming Jesus: A Theological Interpretation of the Gospel of John: The Book of Glory and the Passion and Resurrection Narratives.


I was in Vienna recently, speaking at a Thomistic symposium celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican House of Studies there.  From my room in the priory, I could view a park about a hundred or so yards away.  On one of the days, there was a Gay Pride event in that park with a Gay Pride parade.  Tens of thousands of people participated in this event and parade.  The parade went on for over four hours!  The participants were – to put it mildly – provocatively dressed and brazenly chanted militant gay mantras.

Moreover, during Pride Month, which only ended yesterday, it seemed that the whole of Vienna was festooned with Gay Pride flags and banners – government buildings, libraries, museums.  The entire metropolis gave the impression of celebrating and affirming members and supporters of LGBTQIA+. I can only assume that since June is now Gay Pride Month, that what I witnessed was replicated in other countries and cities. …

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