St. Patrick’s holds rare Mass of Reparation after ‘scandalous behavior’ at service for NYC trans icon Cecilia Gentili

February 19, 2024

NEW YORK — St. Patrick’s Cathedral held a rare Mass of Reparation Saturday after the Archdiocese of New York claimed mourners at a funeral service for trans icon Cecilia Gentili last week engaged in “scandalous behavior.”St. Patrick’s pastor, the Very Rev. “Thanks to so many who have let us know they share our outrage over the scandalous behavior at a funeral here at St. Patrick’s Cathedral earlier this week. Priests holding the service on Thursday were reportedly not told that Gentili was trans. “The only deception present at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is that it claims to be a welcoming place for all,” they said. In 1989, thousands stormed St. Patrick’s Cathedral in opposition to the Catholic Church’s policies on homosexuality, HIV/AIDS and abortion.