Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor: call to arms

Call to action: have you signed the latest petition? Have you lobbied your MP? Act now!

The Cardinal's article in the Daily Telegraph today makes the important points:

1. The objection to giving children to homosexual couples to bring up derives from the insight that such couples are not psychologically suited to the tal0000k of child-rearing.

Comment: This is an insight of Natural Law. It is not a matter of revealed Divine Law, like the obligation to attend Mass. It is not principally an issue of religious freedom, but of morality.

2. This is an insight Catholics share with all other major religions, and with all people of good sense.

Comment: the classic secularist claim is that secularism is the 'lowest common denomenator' in a 'multi-cultural society': i.e. it is an honest broker between potentially irreconcilable views. In this case the opposite is true: all the major religions of the UK, and traditional British attitudes, are against this law; secularists are trying to impose a new morality, even a new religion, by force upon everyone in the land.

2. The Catholic position will not change, and these issues will not 'go away'.

Comment: every generation of anti-Catholic rulers think that they will be the ones to destroy the Church, or make her repudiate her beliefs. The Church buries her undertakers. When Blair is a footnote in the history books, the Catholic Church will still be teaching that homosexual couples should not be given adoptive children.

The Cardinal's case is unfortunately undermined by the practice of Catholic adoption agencies referring unsuitable parents to other adoption agencies. This immoral practice must stop. Please write to the Cardinal ( to make this point. See the Hermeneutic of Continuity for commentary on this issue.

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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