Friday, March 06, 2009
Comment: as if we needed to know any more about their views, both parts of this gruesome twosome have publicly declared their opposition to the Church's infallible teaching: Tony on homosexuality, Cherie on contraception. H-T John Smeaton.
Here's what Tony said:
"I happen to take the gay rights position," he said. "But at the time of the Catholic adoption society dispute I was also concerned that these people who were doing a fantastic job were not put out of business. You have got to try to work your way through these issues."
Well, in the Catholic adoption agency affair the 'gay rights position' he forced through was that adoption agencies should be forced to pretend that gay couples would be equally suitable 'parents' as heterosexual couples for adoptive children. It is clear that he still holds that view. This contradicts the Church's teaching on the family as applied to this precise subject by repeated rulings of the magisterium, including bishops such as O'Donaghue of Lancaster. And of course Blair did put those 'people' doing a 'fantastic job' out of business.
This is what Cherie said:
"I'm a feminist… how could I have done all the things I have done if I hadn't used contraception?"
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