Friday, July 25, 2008

Newman smeared

Update: see the excellent post by Fr Tim Finnigan here.

(20/07/08): it is a well-known trick of homosexual activists to claim that any close friendship of a person in the past (who can't answer back) is evidence of homosexuality: David and Jonathan, Our Lord and St John, etc. etc.. This tired old tactic is never too boring or unconvincing to be tried again: now Cardinal Newman's great friendship with Ambrose St John (and - shock! - his celibacy) is being slyly suggested as evidence of his being subject to a disordered sexuality. The utter absurdity of this idea speaks for itself.

The very fact that the Telegraph should ask Martin Pendergast, the well-known dissident gay activitist and former Catholic priest, for a quote on this subject shows the damage done to the Church, and the insults heaped on her saints, by individuals and groups claiming to be Catholic who reject her teaching.

For the Telegraph article, see here. For more on Pendergast see 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