Monday, October 20, 2008

Blair to speak at Catholic conference in Rome

Update: Blair will not speak at the conference.

A spokesman for the organisers of the Catholic youth conference in Rome have told that although former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair was invited to deliver the keynote address at the conference, he ultimately declined to attend.

Conference organisers confirmed that Blair had been invited to deliver the address by conference organizers, despite his position as one of the 'principal architects' of what the late Pope John Paul II called the world-wide 'culture of death.'

The spokesman told that Mr. Blair had been considered as a speaker for the conference, that has as its theme the teachings of John Paul II, because he is the founder of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and because he has spoken on 'globalisation and faith' at Yale University. The spokesman said that this would have made him an 'interesting' speaker. Blair's non-appearance at the conference was not the decision of conference organisers but of Mr. Blair himself.

The spokesman would say only that conference organisers were 'happy with the decision' made by Mr. Blair not to appear.

Action (16/10/08): complaints, please, to the organisers of this event:

Organizing Committee,
Youth Meeting in Rome,
Ul. Foksal 11,
00-372 Warsaw

They tell us: We would like to invite you to Rome to a meeting of professionally and socially active young people, those who are not afraid to discuss the challenges and problems of modern life and who would like to find solutions in the spirit of Pope John Paul II’s call to ‘build a civilisation of love’. We welcome young people between the ages of 25- 35 to participate in the meeting and in particular the peers of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, those who are celebrating their 30th birthday this year.

And yet they are inviting the most anti-Catholic Prime Minister this country has had in modern times, a man committed to the legality of abortion, who persecuted the Church to such an extent that Catholic schools are no longer recognisable as such, Catholic adoption agencies are being closed down, and Catholic charities face re-writing their charitable 'objects' in a purely secular way. Tony Blair is the worst possible person to address Catholic young professionals on the application of Pope John-Paul II's teaching.

Hat-tip to John Smeaton, who gives more commentary.

It is interesting to see that the image the organisers have chosen for the conference appears to show the Catholic Church going down the tube.


The Angry Cheese. said...

This monster Blair is damaging the Roman Catholic church beyond belief. I have watched with horror, over the last 10-odd years, as this wicked, disgusting creature has endeared himself to stupid Roman Catholics worldwide, and I am ashamed of the weak Catholic Church hierachy who have clearly been dazzled and compromised by his facade of power and influence. Their total failure to deal wisely with this brazen, arrogant, deceitful sociopath and his greedy white-trash family is going to have serious repurcussions, and has caused me to question their sincerity and moral fibre. He is a very big, thoroughly rotten, diseased apple in the Catholic barrel. Personally, I find it difficult to enter any Roman Catholic church since Tony Blair started his "catholic" nonsense. I no longer respect, trust or recognise the Catholic Church I used to love, it has become repulsive to me, so I am unhappily searching elsewhere for Christian comfort. I might never return, until the church realises its appalling mistake and publicly ex-communicates him.
"Get Thee Behind Me, Satan."

Hercules said...

You've chosen an appropriate name, Angry Cheese!

We can't let the deficiencies of our fellow Catholics prevent us from practising the faith.

Catherine of Siena said...

He's coming probably to help get his 'foundation' moving...

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