Monday, May 14, 2007

Masses for Gay activists, nationwide

Local action as appropriate: Bishops are increasingly giving permission for public Masses in Catholic Churches to be said at the request of dissident groups of gay activists, notably 'Quest', which was removed from the Catholic Directory in 1998 for refusing to bring its constitution into line with Catholic teaching. These Masses are being used to undermine the faith and give the impression of respectability to groups opposed to Church teaching. Readers must keep abreast of local developments and complain about them to their bishops.

From CFNews, on events in Liverpool: Following upon the widely criticised 'homosexual Masses ' currently being said in London, a similar event is now to take place at the University Catholic Chaplaincy in Liverpool. Quest, the self-styled 'group for Lesbian and Gay Catholics'' , is advertising a a meeting for Younger Members (under 40), allowing them 'to have an opportunity to engage with similar people in a relaxed and supportive environment'. 'We will be watching an LGB/Catholic related DVD, chatting about our own experiences, attending Mass, then going out for food at a local reasonably priced restaurant. For those of you with enough stamina, we will take you out to experience a few of Liverpool's many vibrant bars'.

Further local information:

Liverpool: as noted above, Quest is using the University Catholic Chaplaincy.

Birmingham: the local Quest group has Masses at St Catherine of Siena, Bristol St.

Leicester: the local Quest group uses the Holy Cross Church, a Dominican Priory, colonising the 9.30 Mass and in Feb 2006 had its first publicly advertised Mass (advertised in the parish and diocese). The Dominicans provide the group with a 'Chaplain'. See here.

Nottingham: Quest reports in its Newsletter that Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP has actively encouraged them.

Westminster: the Masses organised by the 'Soho Masses Pastoral Council', are setting a precedent for developments elsewhere.

There are also active Quest groups, with 'supportive' priests saying Mass for them, in
Manchester, Cambridege, Glasgow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It seems that our Bishops are very "inclusive" when it comes to some of the liberal lefts idols but never inclusive when it comes to traditional Catholics who want to worship with the TLM.

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