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Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities - CPCSM
Peter Liuzzi, O.Carm.
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Noon - 1:30 pm
St. Albert the Great Church
2836 33rd Avenue South
Peter J. Liuzzi, O.Carm., is a priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
has just completed eleven years' service as director of Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics
(MLGC) for the Archdiocese.
MLGC is the largest official diocesan GLBT ministry in the country.
Note that Father Liuzzi
will celebrate a liturgy with our GLBT community and allies while here in the Twin Cities.
St. Catherine Review: Always Our Children
Peter Liuzzi, director of Gay and Lesbian Ministries for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Fr.
called for a new and different gay revolution. He
belief that homosexuality is morally neutral and that gays have a right to participate in the Church community without having to hide their homosexuality.At that gathering Fr.Liuzzi
pretended to bless those in attendance with puppy urine.
AOC's purposeConsidering that the authors of this document are all militant gay activists, each agitating for Church acceptance of homosexual acts (sins) and the gay lifestyle (near occasions of sin), none accepting the Church's authoritative teaching on human sexuality, Catholics are more than justified to voice their suspicions about the true purpose behind the AOC document.
The stated purpose of the document is to provide support for parents of homosexuals.But there is ample evidence to suggest that the true purpose is to move one step closer to the Church's acceptance of homosexuality and to advance the gay-rights movement in civil society by offering the Catholic bishops' acceptance of homosexuality.One clear motivation for the document is to type homophobes (those who object to homosexuality and the gay lifestyle) as those who are engaging in neurotic behavior rather than the homosexuals.
The Archdiocesan director of Pastoral Ministry to the Lesbian and Gay Community, Fr. Peter Liuzzi, wrote: "I want to recommend Rick Flynn’s video, A Journey for Understanding….[it] suggests that there is a new attitude coming to birth in various quarters of the Church.
Father Peter Liuzzi, director of Los Angeles’ Ministry with Gay and Lesbian Catholics, described celibacy as an ideal.
"We esteem it because it was the way Jesus interpreted his
gift of sexuality.
No human being was ever more sexual, more intimate, or more generative than he
criticized those, however, who insist that gays must be held to that standard of perfection. [The Wanderer, September 18, 1997]
c. The Los Angeles’ Ministry
with Gay and Lesbian Catholics, directed by Father Peter Liuzzi
, was created to welcome and to respond to homosexual Catholics with "a calm and prayerful concern.
However, Father Liuzzi
has permitted the presentation of non-traditional Scripture interpretations as part of his
For example, at a Gay and Lesbian Outreach meeting [St.
Not surprisingly, Deacon Stoltz is a ...
Not surprisingly, Deacon Stoltz is a big fan of both Cardinal Mahony and Father Peter Liuzzi, O. Carm. (former director of Mahony's "ministry to Lesbian and Gay Catholics" and currently pastor of St. Agnes Church and School in Phoenix).
Father Peter Liuzzi
Sister Judy Murphy, the then in-house attorney for the Archdiocese, wrote about Liuzzi
in an e-mail sent to one of the attorneys of the Archdiocese's legal firm.
doesn't mention Liuzzi
by name, but it is clear from the context that she
is referring to Liuzzi
There is no suggestion here that Liuzzi
had been accused of any improprieties with minors.
The concern, which is raised in another e-mail, is that Liuzzi
, simultaneous to the announcement of the removal of Father Savino, was being transferred to the faculty of Crespi
following the dismantling of his Gay and Lesbian Ministry due to the loss of funding.
There was clearly some apprehension on the part of some of the Archdiocesan managers over the appointment of Liuzzi
, a known homosexual, to an all boys' school, given the torrent of revelations involving homosexual priests abusing young men and boys.
The Vicar for Clergy, Monisgnor Cox, was strongly opposed to the removal of Liuzzi
from the Crespi
In another e-mail, one of the Archdiocesan attorneys told Sister Judy:
Msgr. Cox is opposed to the removal of Fr. Liuzzi who teaches a one hour course once a week at Crespi reasoning that if he was good enough to be on the Cardinal's staff, he is OK to teach at Crespi H.S. (Disagree.) All homosexuals are not pedophiles. (Agree.) If the Cardinal was to tell the Carmelites to remove Fr. Liuzzi, that is his decision.
There has never been a claim about Fr. Liuzzi
I am not sure how long Liuzzi was on staff at Crespi
, but he
wasn't there too long.
I think he
took one of those "sabbaticals."
And now where is he?
L.A. Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala and Father Peter Liuzzi both served on the National Assn. of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries.
Communications and Public Affairs
Peter Liuzzi, O.Carm, will speak on "Gay and Catholic: Contradiction?Or Possibility?"on Thursday, Nov. 13, at noon in St. Robert's Auditorium.Fr. Liuzzi is the founding director of the Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC).This lecture is part of the Ignatian Spirituality Speaker Series.To register, call ext. 88695.
Student Artists to Respond to Sept. 11Student artists at LMU
will present "Artists Speak – 911: A Response of Humanity and Justice" on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. in Murphy Recital Hall.The event is free and open to the public.
, O.Carm, will speak on "Gay and Catholic: Contradiction?Or Possibility?"on Thursday, Nov. 13, at noon in St. Robert's Auditorium.Fr. Liuzzi is the founding director of the Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC).
The lecture is part of the Ignatian Spirituality Speaker Series.To register, call ext. 88695.