Guess who might get in trouble? Guess who doesn’t really care

Father Perozich shuns priests meeting with homosexualist Timothy Radcliffe
Father Radcliffe

Father Radcliffe

The following was sent on July 9 to Cal Catholic by one of our readers.

Click here to listen to the June 29 homily by Father Richard Perozich of St. Mary’s church in Escondido. Listen to around 10:35.

“This year at our [San Diego diocese priests] convocation, they’ve invited a man named Timothy Radcliffe. He was the head of the Dominican Order, a Catholic priest. He’s been promoting homosexuality for years. Guess who’s not goin’? And guess who might get in trouble for it? But guess who doesn’t really care… [brief, but vigorous applause from his parishioners]. . . . because you’re not going to influence me with that kind of stuff. I say this not to glorify my stuff, but just to give you an example.

“Will I take heat? Yeah – just as I did in 2009 when I told you how to vote; but I can’t help it. This is what we need to do. All the things I do, I don’t do for my own glorification, I do for an example for you, so that you learn how to stand up for yourself, preach the name of Jesus Christ and live it, regardless of the consequences. There are going to be difficulties in life. You’ll never get to the glory of heaven, until you get to the glory of the cross.”

This was Fr. Rich’s last Sunday at St. Mary’s, as he’s just moved to Immaculate Conception in Old Town.

This Fr. Radcliffe guy does indeed say problematic things. See episode 17 of this EWTN series.

To contact San Diego Bishop Cirilo Flores, call (858) 490-8200
Or the diocese vicar general, Stephen Callahan, cal (858) 490-8310



  1. http://Anonymous says

    Father Timothy Radcliffe OP does not promote homosexuality. He is opposed to gay marriage. Fr. Perozich should not be so influenced by gossip and should attend the convocation.

    • http://Catherine says

      kanonymous, You are attempting to underhandedly gossip now and you underhandedly gossiped about another faithful priest named Father Guarnizo who also upheld Church teaching. It is more than apparent who influences you and your duplicitous posts and his minions are legion.

    • http://Del says

      Men with homosexual orientation and those who support the homosexual culture have been entrenched in the highest clerical offices of the Church for decades now and are largely responsible for one of the worst (if not the worst) scandals in Church history. Fr. Perozich knows this as do all Church insiders (including myself). He knows who Radcliffe is and what he is all about. Fr. Perozich’s action in boycotting the convocation is very appropriate. I’m glad he did it, bringing public attention to the issue. Most Catholics in the pews are largely ignorant of this cultural phenomena within their Church.

    • http://Abeca%20Christian says

      This anony poster is not of good will. Its very apparent!

    • http://Kenneth%20M.%20Fisher says


      You are a damn liar!

      Radcliff even urged everyone in attendance one year at the REC to go see the filthy movie “Broke Back Mountain”!

      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      Yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher,

  2. http://Ann%20Malley says

    Good for you, Fr. Perozich!

  3. http://Abeca%20Christian says

    God bless Father Perozich! I met him personally and all that he says its because he knows are facts and He truly cares about the salvation of his flock! God bless Father!

  4. http://FrMichael says

    Fr. Radcliffe has done much to advance and enable the Lavender Mafia within the Dominicans. Good for Fr. Perozich!

    • http://Abeca%20Christian says

      Thank you Fr.Michael for your support. The more good priests stand up together with the lay faithful, the more Christ will bless us efforts.

      Lets be doer’s of Christ’s word! Walk the walk, talk the talk….stand up together and call this holy priest, ask him or even show up at His parish and ask what we can do to Help him. We can not just applaud, we must also be there to support this good priest. We must shake the proud and stand up with confidence and without fighting or arguing, we must stand up firmly and say “no” to this crap stuff.

      • http://Abeca%20Christian says

        See folks there are many who are fighting the good fight, its just you don’t always hear about it but we usually hear more of the bad, but praise God for this news, hopefully it will give people the courage to also stand up! Even if we stand alone, we are not alone, Christ is with us.

        Think of St, Steven, he was standing alone, while he was being stoned to death, he was martyred, so lets not repeat this kind of history with allowing good men to stand alone because many are cowards, or feel helpless or have given up, let the faithful stand up too and unite as one, even if its one city, one town or just a few at a time but be that witness for Christ. He is worthy of all our praises and our love. Without Him, we are nobody, lets show Him our grateful hearts and be people who move mountains in Him because we have His love, faith and hope! And even if we don’t see the results we hope for now, we must trust that God will rein in the end! He is the ALPHA AND THE OMEGA!

  5. http://Catherine says

    God bless you and thank you Father Perozich!

    “You’ll never get to the glory of heaven, until you get to the glory of the cross.”

    The Cross exemplifies every virtue by St Thomas Aquinas

    “Why did the Son of God have to suffer for us? There was a great need, and it can be considered in a twofold way: in the first place, as a remedy for sin, and secondly, as an example of how to act.

    It is a remedy, for, in the face of all the evils which we incur on account of our sins, we have found relief through the passion of Christ. Yet, it is no less an example, for the passion of Christ completely suffices to fashion our lives.

    Whoever wishes to live perfectly should do nothing but disdain what Christ disdained on the cross and desire what he desired, for the cross exemplifies every virtue.

    If you seek the example of love: Greater love than this no man has, than to lay down his life for his friends. Such a man was Christ on the cross. And if he gave his life for us, then it should not be difficult to bear whatever hardships arise for his sake.”

  6. http://ANDREW says

    Fr. Perozich is a Faithful Priest –

    Fr Timothy Radcliffe is a heretic and promotes Sacrilege – receiving Holy Communion while in the state of Mortal Sin.
    See 1 Cor 11:23-27.

    • http://Abeca%20Christian says

      Thank you Andrew for these facts and others here who are posting the truth! Anyone ignoring these facts is in bad will and they will have to answer to God for it!

  7. http://Sam says

    ” In a further move to re-assert the Catholic identity of Caritas Internationalis the Vatican has stopped Fr Timothy Radcliffe, the former General Secretary of the Dominicans, from speaking at the General Assembly of the Catholic development agencies.
    Fr Radcliffe is well known for his liberal positions on morality, including his public opposition to the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.”

  8. http://Catherine says

    Taken from Roman Catholic Blog: Are Homosexual Priests A Gift To The Church?

    Fr. Arthur Holquin, pastor of the Mission San Juan Capistrano Basilica (which is located in the Diocese of Orange, California), published the following article in his December 4, 2005, parish bulletin: Can gays be priests? by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, former Master General of the Dominican Order. In his bulletin, Fr. Holquin proclaimed the article, which calls homosexual priests a gift to the Church, “a helpful and wise commentary”.

    Here is the bulletin: Gay Priests Bulletin #1, Gay Priests Bulletin #2

    • http://Kenneth%20M.%20Fisher says


      Holquin gave $500.00 dollars to the Obama campaign! What else do we need?

      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      Yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  9. http://Rodney says

    The priest will get into trouble with whom? His bishop? If so, shame on that bishop. Call him out for the perverted version of the gospel he perpetrates.

    • http://Abeca%20Christian says

      Get into trouble? and what can they do to him? They can’t do anything that is immoral to him, so let them whine, God bless Fr. Perozich, I stand by him and if we hear or know that he did get in trouble for doing right by Christ, they will have to deal with us the lay faithful for it!

      So I will keep an eye on this….CCD please keep us posted as well, in case you know more. Help us help Father Perozich!

      Lets also use our greatest weapon….which is PRAYER!

      • http://Abeca%20Christian says

        BUT BEFORE OUR PRAYERS CAN BE HEARD, repent and go to confession! Seek to pray in the way which is most pleasing to God! If you don’t know how, ask God, begin with kneeling and be genuine and honest! Approach with humility.

        Fear not, if God is for us, who can be against us! They have no power over us, we must believe it and trust in our Lord. In trouble? What are they gonna do, strip him of his priesthood? If so then the lay faithful need to not donate any money to the diocese until they repent of all these scandals that they are permitting! This world has gone mad! Why because for years and years, not enough decent people are standing up! It can be frustrating!

  10. http://Diane%20Chapman says

    “Anonymous” -AKA Diocese Plant-

    You may want to review the following from Radcliffe and then come back and tell me that this “Priest” does not support homosexuality. And then tell me why our Diocese would even contemplate bringing him to San Diego. Our church numbers are declining, the stats show that people do not know the faith, our CCD office is promoting Lutheran books on the Eucharist as the best possible summer reading, we have 124 Rainbow flags on 5th street in homage to the gay pride parade, our pulpits for the most part are silent on the teachings of morality and they bring this clown in ?

    On 10 July 2009, Fr Radcliffe gave a talk to a Catholic parish in Mashpee, Massachusetts, in which he said:

    “It’s not that sexual ethics are particularly important. I don’t think they are” (video at 8min40sec)

    We have to find ways of promoting our vision of the Christian family so as we can have a context within which to raise children, another generation; but we have to do it in a way which doesn’t trash the relationships that people actually have” (video at 1min)

    a 28 January 2006 article in The Tablet (“How to discover what we believe”) in which he wrote:

    “[S]hould the Church accommodate her teaching to the experience of our contemporaries or should we stick by our traditional sexual ethics and risk becoming a fortress Church, a small minority out of step with people’s lives? Neither option seems right … I confess that I do not know the answer.”

  11. http://Peggy says

    Anonymous: where do you get your information? Check out:

  12. http://Catherine says

    Taken from Catholic Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

    by Fr. Alphonse de Valk, C.S.B.

    “When the Vatican explains that its document has been made “more urgent by the current situation,” Fr. Radcliffe presumes this refers to the sex-abuse scandals. And it does. But he misses the wider context. Scandals are not causes, they are results. Results of what? Of the justification of homosexuality, a justification which began in earnest 50 years ago with Kinsey and has today blossomed into a massive propaganda campaign in the presses and on the airwaves to tell all of us that the homosexual lifestyle is distinct, normal, natural, “equal to heterosexuality,” nay, a gift from God!

    In unjustly deriding the Vatican warnings, Fr. Radcliffe has given succor to other detractors. For example, the nineteen Quebec priest dissenters of February 27, 2006 (described elsewhere, see “Vatican document and dissent,” pp. 15-17 and quote him and his article as their intellectual authority in denouncing “Rome” and its instructions.”

  13. http://Anne%20T. says

    God bless and keep, Fr. Perozich and Fr. Rich. They preach the true Gospel. I have suspected for a long time that some of the trolls that come on here might even be priests but did not care. God give all the faithful Catholics the fortitude and graces to stand up to the evil going on.

    • http://Your%20Fellow%20Mollusk says

      LOL Anne T., if you are thinking about me with respect to your comment, thanks for the complement, but I have never received the calling to be a priest. I am merely your fellow catholic, sitting next to you every week in the pew.

      • http://Anne%20T. says

        No, I was not talking about you. You had your picture on here before, if it was really your picture, and someone would probably had figured it out if you were a priest or not.

  14. http://Catherine says

    Would St. John Vianney the patron saint and ever so faithful role model example for Catholic priests ever stop hearing daily confessions when he was assigned to a new parish? Of course not! It was just the opposite. St. John Vianney recognized that this was a priority. One local parishioner of St.Mary’s has just been told that “for the time being” that there will not be morning confessions before daily Mass or the evening daily confessions. Can anyone confirm if this is true? Was there a particular reason for this? If true, then what was the reason given to justify this?

    • http://John%20Cullen says

      From the St. Mary Church bulletin: “PENANCE for those attending that daily Mass: before Mass when priest available; Saturday, 4-5 pm”
      Previously the bulletin stated: “PENANCE for St. Mary parishioners: M-Sat 7:15-7:45 am; M-F 5:15-5:45 pm; Sat 4-5 pm”
      Actually the change — in the bulletin, at least — was made a couple of weeks before Fr. Perozich left.

      • http://John%20Cullen says

        This is a follow-up to my comment of July 10.
        Today’s bulletin (Sunday, July 20) states that confessions are on Saturdays from 4 to 5PM. However, there is a notice posted outside the confession rooms that confessions are Mon-Fri from 7:20 to 7:50AM and 5:20 to 5:50PM and Sat from 4 to 5PM.

    • http://Anne%20T. says

      Catherine, I am not saying this is the case, but that could be because some or many people might not like going to him for confession. I only go to confessors that are loyal to the teachings of the Church. If they are not, I do not want their advice.

  15. http://Elizabeth says

    If I and the Church believed in ‘cloning’ I definately would clone this beautiful and faithful Priest!!! WOW, if all of the Church’s Priests would tell it like it is, like Father Rich, the Church would be true to the Jesus’s teachings!!!! And help so many people sitting in the pews, many of whom are just waiting to hear the truth.

  16. http://PJT says

    This priest is dangerous. Even more sickening than his attitude towards a fellow cleric are the comments he made on his blog regarding the (paltry) sum of $1.6 million paid by the Diocese of San Diego to survivors of priestly sex abuse.
    Repent, Fr. Perozich.

    • http://Abeca%20Christian says

      You Repent PJT…Go to confession.

    • http://Catherine says

      “This priest is *dangerous*. ” = The same word that was spoken about Christ when he was turned over to Pilate.

      Remember the 30 pieces of silver? It was Judas who was “dangerous” to his own soul. Well, the PJT’s who are wreaking havoc within the Catholic Church have betrayed their own fellow brothers in Christ for the ignoble price of a slave-like vice. Like Judas, they also pretend to care about the poor. Like Judas, they are also thieves who attempt to steal the Truth. PJT’s post is serving the same teaching purpose and it is just as revealing as the lesson that Judas still teaches today. Let all readers see that there is nothing new under the sun. PJT’s post is exhibiting the same vitriol that was exacted against Jesus and for many years exacted against our good and faithful priests for simply doing their duty as a Catholic priest. May God continue to bless and protect all of our faithful priests who have felt the poisonous sting of these modern day Judases. The reason why so many faithful priests have been silenced, punished or removed over the years is that there was always a PJT waiting in the wings ready to go to the local bishop to have that priest taught a swift lesson.

      Due to the selling out of their own souls, the PJT’s within the Church have not yet learned that you cannot silence the Truth but they eventually will. The Fullness of God’s Revealed Truth always rises in glory. Also, this is why Our Lady words, “IN THE END MY IMMACULATE HEART WILL TRIUMPH, ” will always remain more significant than the Faust-like words of the serpent whose head she shall eventually crush with her heel.

      • http://PJT says

        Wow, Catherine you know a lot about me.
        When did we meet?

        • http://Catherine says

          The Gospel According to Saint Mark Chapter 5: 1-10

          [1] And they came over the strait of the sea into the country of the Gerasens. [2] And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the monuments a man with an unclean spirit, [3] Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with chains. [4] For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had burst the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces, and no one could tame him. [5] And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones.

          [6] And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him. [7] And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus the Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not. [8] For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit. [9] And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we are many. [10] And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away out of the country.

          • http://Catherine says

            continued from July 13, 2014 at 5:57 am

            The Gospel According to St. Mark Chapter 5:11-20

            [11] And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine, feeding. [12] And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. [13] And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits going out, entered into the swine: and the herd with great violence was carried headlong into the sea, being about two thousand, and were stifled in the sea. [14] And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the fields. And they went out to see what was done: [15] And they came to Jesus, and they see him that was troubled with the devil, sitting, clothed, and well in his wits, and they were afraid.

            [16] And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine. [17] And they began to pray him that he would depart from their coasts. [18] And when he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with the devil, began to beseech him that he might be with him. [19] And he admitted him not, but saith to him: Go into thy house to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had mercy on thee. [20] And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men wondered.

          • http://PJT says

            Oh Catherine, you’re too much. Thank you for your risible response.

        • http://Ann%20Malley says

          We’ve all met you PJT.

          • http://Abeca%20Christian says

            PJT your fooling no one. God gave us eye’s ears, senses, etc…if it talks like a duck its a duck, if its a donkey is a donkey, if the color is blue then its blue……as we pray, we discern….the closer we walk with Jesus, the more we detest the unholy.

            Turn away from sin and go to confession. Be honest with yourself and sin no more!

            Respect our faithful priests! They love Jesus and if you are of good will ,you will protect and defend these holy priests!

  17. http://Joan%20of%20El%20Cajon says

    We in the San Diego diocese are so blessed to have Father Perozich as one of our priests. He is widely beloved by San Diego laity for his truthfulness, outspokenness, and lack of fear of the powers of hell (and the chancery). God reward Father Rich for his many years of sacrificial priestly ministry and genuine concern for the good of souls. I completely support his decision not to attend homosexualist Father Radcliffe’s talk.

    • http://Kenneth%20M.%20Fisher says

      One year we had an Operation Rescue in the San Diego area, and a priest came and gave all of us Rescuers who were prepared the Blessed Sacrament. Now that I come to think of it, that was probably Fr. Perozich. God bless him.

      May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika and His Church!
      Viva Cristo Rey!
      Yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  18. http://SandraD says

    God Bless you Father Rich and may He keep you close to His Sacred Heart. You have saved many souls and continue to do so. Thank you!

  19. http://Jay%20S. says

    Along with hearing Fr. Rich’s excellent homily recording, I really enjoyed that link at the end to the EWTN series that interviewed Fr. Dominic Allain of COURAGE UK and how he explains that priests like Fr. Radcliffe can really throw in a lot of confusion by what they way, often using modernist language that can sound Catholic, but is anything but. Fr. Allain used good old fashioned Thomism to help refute what Fr. Radcliffe was saying. It’s well worth a listen.

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