Skip to comments.Archbishop Stops Jesuit Who Supports Gay ‘Marriage’ from Speaking at Conference in His Diocese
Posted on 07/11/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
TASMANIA, Australia, July 6, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) An Australian archbishop has banned a dissident Jesuit priest who supports homosexual "marriage" from speaking at a conference in his archdiocese and faces secular media criticism for doing so.
Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous, who in 2015 faced a government investigation for distributing a pamphlet articulating Catholic teaching on marriage, sent a letter to Father Frank Brennans superior notifying him of the decision.
Brennan had been scheduled to speak at a conference where Porteous was speaking about marriage.
Brennan, the head of Catholic Social Services Australia, supports same-sex marriage in opposition to Church teaching, calling its legalization a matter of the common good.
The archbishop felt it was inappropriate for Father Brennan to speak at the conference, due to his public position regarding same-sex marriage, an archdiocesan spokesman told Australian media. However, Brennan has not been formally banned from all diocesan speaking engagements.
ABC News (not to be confused with the U.S. network ABC) reported that a former Catholic priest who is banned from speaking in several dioceses defended Brennan. Other commentators attacked Porteous as hypocritical, charging that since the archbishop wanted the right to speak out against the redefinition of marriage, he should let priests who oppose the Churchs broadcast their dissent.
The Catholic Church teaches that sexual activity between persons of the same sex is intrinsically disordered and contrary to natural law.
They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity, the Catechism of the Catholic Church instructs (CCC 2357). Under no circumstances can they be approved.
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Good for him
I find it astonishing that the church doesn’t remove the gay lovers. 1 Thess 4:1-8 says they have rejected God.
God Bless the Archbishop. That priest needs to be DEFROCKED!
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