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Father Eric Andrews, Pastor of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, celebrates Mass at the Stonewall National Monument surrounded by pride flags. (photo: Provided photo). National Catholic Register

By Joe Bukuras, EWTN News, June 28, 2024

Joseph Bukuras is a freelance writer and law student. He is a former journalist for Catholic News Agency.


With almost 200 people in attendance, the priest celebrated Mass wearing a rainbow stole.

NEW YORK CITY — A New York City Catholic church, previously caught up in LGBT controversy, hosted a “Pride Mass” Thursday evening using an altar shrouded with a gay and transgender “pride” flag at a local federal monument with sculptures of two same-sex couples and decorated by dozens of LGBT rainbow flags.

The federal monument enshrining a gay bar, The Stonewall Inn, and its surroundings, memorializes the location of a June 28, 1969, LGBT uprising.

“When you think about it, the altar servers during the summer go to the amusement park or Yankee Stadium, the senior group will go to the shrine or they’ll go to the slots in Atlantic City. Where is Out at St. Paul supposed to go for their summer pilgrimage?” Father Eric Andrews, pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, said in a homily at the Stonewall National Monument in the city. …