Monday, May 07, 2007

Warwick Street Masses: call to action

Action, please: please pray, write to the Cardinal, and, if possible join the protest outside the Church; see below for the full details.

From The Flock, newsletter of Pro Ecclesiae et Pontifice:

Please pray that the Cardinal will be moved to take four important steps -

1 withdraw his approval of these Masses, forbidding the use of any of his churches or any of his priests for Masses involving those who are openly practising homosexual life-styles;

2 issue an Ad Clerum instructing his priests to give the Church’s teaching on homosexuality, as found in the 1994 Catechism, from their pulpits;

3 arrange for prayers of Reparation to be offered in the Cathedral and all his diocesan churches for the serious sacrileges committed under his jurisdiction;

4 with the duty belonging to his office obey Canon 808 of the 1983 Canon Law and insist the LGBT group must stop using the word 'Catholic' because, being public dissenters from infallible Church teaching, it is not theirs to use and it causes confusion and scandal.

Please also pray that these sacrileges will be stopped and hasten that by giving them publicity and writing and encouraging others to write letters to our leaders here and in Rome.

We have just heard that a similar 'Gay-friendly' Mass offered (by coincidence, also at a Church called St.Mary of the Assumption) in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. has been stopped after only three Masses. According to the report in The Salt Lake City Tribune of 5 th March, available on their web-site, it was stopped because there was so much publicity given to it by shocked American Catholics. The diocese is without a bishop at present because their bishop was sent to San Francisco to replace Cardinal Levada who had been sent to Rome to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Lay people wrote to the Bishop elect, Mgr.John Wester, to the interim administrator Mgr.Terence Fitzgerald, and to the Vatican. There were so many letters they could not be ignored. Apparently the letters reported that no mention was made at the Mass that the Church teaches that homosexual 'practice' is seriously sinful and therefore a temptation which must be resisted. Well, I have news for the Cardinal: no mention was made of Church teaching by any of the priests or people present at the Mass on March 4 th in this country either. So, dear readers …………start writing!

For the full text see here.

1 comment:

Jay said...

This is a terrible, sad news. For many months I participated in meetings of O.Carm third order in this Church, on Warwick Street in London. It is hard to believe the Church was in this way. Keep up your blog, it is extremely useful and you are doing excellent job. God bless!

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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