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Keep Deacon Scott Caton in Your Prayers

January 2nd, 2011, Promulgated by b a

This article just showed up in my google alerts (not sure why since it’s dated 2010-06-25):

On this Saturday morning, when Baptist street preachers, led by Bro. Kevin Deegan, will meet outside of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, NY, an understanding of the issues may be helpful.  A very clear and informative article titled,”The Roman Catholic View on Justification” is available on line here. Deacon ordination is scheduled for 10:30 AM at the church (296 Flower City Park) and the rectory hall and will be presided over by Rev. Kevin McKenna, pastor. Of particular interest is a former ordained Baptist minister [Scott Caton] who has been in the news because of his quest to become a Catholic priest. Becoming a deacon is one of the steps in this process. This former minister, by true biblical standards, can easily and logically be defined as a heretic. Thus, as a counter to false teachings, a evangelical presence within earshot of this mornings Catholic ceremonial proceedings was deemed appropriate. We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

Did anyone witness this?  What did they do?  Yell at people as they entered the cathedral?

A few years ago, my wife and I went to the Hill Cumorah Pageant. I knew very little about Mormomism, so it was interesting to get a glimpse of their beliefs. The thing I remember most about the experience, though, were the people picketing with bull horns and yelling hateful things. You could actually hear them inside the seating area as the show was going on. How rude! This story about the baptists reminded me of that experience.


8 Responses to “Keep Deacon Scott Caton in Your Prayers”

  1. Nerina says:

    Same thing happened when I went to see Fr. Corapi in Buffalo. The protesters I encountered were very rude, unwilling to engage in respectful conversation and refused a ticket to the event that one of my friends offered.

    I will pray for Deacon Caton.

  2. Chris says:

    I was at Sacred Heart when Scott Caton was ordained as a transitional deacon. Yes, there were protesters on the sidewalk in front of the main entrance. They were loud with their protesting, but I don’t remember if bullhorns were used. Also, there was another group of people protesting for the ordination of women. I think they were from the Spiritus church. So with two groups of protesters, it wasn’t a very pleasant experience for people going into the cathedral.

  3. Mike says:

    Perhaps one of those “people picketing with bull horns and yelling hateful things” at Hill Cumorah was the “Bro. Kevin Deegan” mentioned in the article.

    See the top photo here.

  4. Christopher says:

    The website they reference on Roman Catholic Justification comes from CARM (Matt Slick’s page). He was properly educated by Robert Sungenis (Catholic apologist) in this radio debate…

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

    Sunday the 26th, Deacon Scott gave a phenomenal homily at Blessed Sacrament on the importance of the Christian family. This is the 2nd homily I’ve seen him give and both have been great. It will be interesting to see when he becomes a priest, where they place him and how his role differs from other priests in our area.

  5. David says:

    They were rude, boorish, and very un-Christian. When I walked up to the cathedral with a priest friend of mine, we were greeted with cries of, “Oh, good, look! The baby-rapers are here.” Their evangelical zeal was rooted in maliciousness and an intent, not to convert souls, but to mock and deride Catholics.

    I had to laugh, though, because here were these people claiming to be the Lord’s servants, yet denying His very presence inside the same church they were blasting with megaphones.

  6. Scott W. says:

    I’m tempted to say that if a parish doesn’t occassionally have picketers, they are not doing it right. 🙂

  7. Mike says:

    Scott W.,

    Your comment reminds me of what Jesus said on the subject, as reported by Matthew…

    Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)

    …or as reported by Luke…

    Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. (Luke 6:22-23)

  8. Ben Anderson says:

    yes, Mike – that was the guy. No wonder the story rang familiar.

    I’m tempted to say that if a parish doesn’t occassionally have picketers, they are not doing it right.

    very true, ScottW.

    I listened to those audio debates. It was so painful because Sungenis would describe the Catholic position and then Slick would either misconstrue it or draw false conclusions. Some people are just not open to hearing any logic.

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