Monday, March 26, 2007

Westminster's 'Masses for Gays' used to promote dissent

Protests, please, to the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster:

Comment: there have been two such Masses, officially provided by the Archdiocese (4th March and 18th March), and they have turned out exactly as the opponents of these Masses said they would, and as the Archdiocese said they would not. See previous post here.

- Dissenting leaflets are handed out with the hymn books, making clear that the 'Soho Masses Pastoral Council' regards this as 'their' Mass.
- Sermon from Fr Shaun Middleton (4th March: see here) endorses the dissenting theologian, ex-priest James Allison.
- Promotion of Gay Pride march.
- Bookstall in the church full of dissenting literature.
- No reference to the groups which help homosexuals live in accordance with Church teaching.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The inauguration of special masses for any affinity group of course is a bad precedent, since the possible affinity groups are unlimited and clearly not all geared towards the sanctification of the human person. Moreover, since homosexual practice is sinful by its very nature, the gathering of gays and lesbians at a stated location on a regular basis provides a proximate occasion for sin. Finally, it sends a message to young people that it is acceptable for a person to desire someone of his or her own sex as a possible sexual partner for life. How does the Archbishop question homosexual marriage and allow this mass at Assumption Warwick St.? Does he approve of the lowering of the age of consent to same gendered acting out to sixteen?

It seems to me that the Archbishop should consider resignation. Obviously, the moral burden of his office has proven to much for him.

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