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Archbishop Vincent Nichols: We need Shepherds not Keystone Cops
La Salette Journey ^ | February 29, 2012 | Paul Melanson

Posted on 02/29/2012 8:33:24 AM PST by cleghornboy

Writing from the UK, my good friend Deacon Nick Donnelly of Protect the Pope reports that: Archbishop Nichols has re-affirmed the Archdiocese of Westminster’s provision of pastoral care to homosexuals through the so called Soho Masses, while at the same time announcing that he is undertaking a review of the current provision to ensure these Masses are not occasions for opposition to the Church’s teaching on sexuality: ‘At the present time consideration is being given to the circumstances in which these Masses are celebrated to ensure that their purpose is respected and that they are not occasions for confusion or opposition concerning the positive teaching of the Church on the meaning of human sexuality or the moral imperatives that flow from that teaching, which we uphold and towards which we all strive.' (See full article here).

Deacon Nick comments: "This is good news from Archbishop Nichols,and signifies an important shift in his position on the Soho Masses. Before the Holy Father’s visit the archbishop expressed, in intemperate language, that those Catholics concerned about public dissent at the Soho Masses should ‘hold their tongues.’ Now 18 months later Archbishop Nichols has admitted the concern that the Soho Masses could be occasions for confusion and opposition to the Church’s teaching, and needs investigating. This is exactly the claim made by Daphne McLeod and Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice....Protect the Pope recommends that the archbishop includes in his review an examination of the website Queering the Church, run by a member of the organising council Terence Weldon."

So Archbishop Nichols is going to conduct a "review" to ensure that the infamous Soho Masses "are not occasions for confusion or opposition" to the Church's moral teaching regarding homosexuality? Why is it that I have an image of The Keystone Cops playing in my head? Your Excellency, Terence Weldon, who serves as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at these Masses, has been engaging in public dissent from the Church's teaching in this area for years.

In his latest post at "Queering the Church," Mr. Weldon writes that, "One part of conventional Catholic teaching on homosexual persons, is that our orientation is the cross that we must take up, and deal with. I disagree – orientation in itself is a gift from God, not an ordeal to survive. The cross that we carry, as I wrote in a Lenten post last year, is the disordered teaching of the Church, the persecution that it brings in discrimination bullying, gay -bashing and hate-crime murders – and the internalized homophobia that drives a disproportionate number of us to suicide, or to less extreme pathological behaviour, in addictions or in the closet....CDF documents claim, with no evidence whatsoever, that homosexuality/homosexual acts lead us away from God. That is certainly not my experience, which shows the exact reverse." (See here).

What do you think Your Excellency? Does this passage indicate that Terence Weldon is striving to conform to Church teaching or that he is openly dissenting from the same?

TOPICS: Education; Local News; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: dissent; masses; nichols; soho

1 posted on 02/29/2012 8:33:36 AM PST by cleghornboy
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To: cleghornboy

Homosexuality is a learned “worldview”. It is what was prevalent in all societies until Christianity put it in the closet-—like slavery, pederasty and a lot of other common practices (which are still prevalent in non-Christian areas—along with slavery).

Anything which destroys the very Moral Law of Natural Law Theory, is evil. Homosexuality has to groom young children to think and desire that type of life. This Soho ceremony glorifies this dysfunctional, vile behavior. It is always about selfish lust—never can be about selfless love—agape.

This activity segregates men from women. It is always evil. Marriage is the only event that truly unites the sexes. All homosexual societies (Samurai, Ancient Greece, Afghanistan) HATES women and treats them evilly. And they alway use the boys like Sandusky, because they were boys when introduced and perverted into this lifestyle and learned to long for it. Urges trump intellect in the homosexual lifestyle choice. For it is a choice and it is habituated, like all behaviors.

It is why the sodomite Jerry Brown is forcing young boys to learn about anal sex-—to normalize the idea and posit the worldview and Ancient Greek Pagan Ethics. The Marxist/sodomites/Muslims hate women, sodomize children and want to destroy Christianity—because it produces individualism and emotionally healthy males who fight for their families. They don’t like to have their kids sodomized and killed like the muslims.

These people who glorify homosexuality are evil—they pervert the thinking of young people to the pagan worldview.

2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:54:46 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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