Sunday, December 10, 2006

Iain Duncan Smith: homosexual adoptions 'irrelevant'

Current status: protests, please. Iain Duncan Smith, head of the Conservative Party's 'Social Justice Policy Unity', while saying many good things about the need to support conventional families, evaded questions about the appropriateness of homosexuals adopting children, claiming that the small number of homosexuals mad the question 'irrelevant'. His refusal to endorse homosexual adoption may annoy liberals, but his refusal to condemn it is a dereliction of his duty as a Catholic politician.

See Sunday Telegraph article here. For Cardinal O'Brien's clear condemnation of homosexual adoption, see here.

Readers may remember Duncan Smith's ambivalence about Catholicism when he was leader: calling himself an 'Anglo Catholic', and receiving communion in an Anglican service (for both stories, see here). Like many Catholic politicians, he seems to be Catholic only when it suits him.

Contact Duncan Smith through his website here.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen