Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bishop of Birmingham Defends His Gay Mass

Editor:  Jumping to conclusions about the motivations of the people who are upset about this and being credulous about the people doing it  Obviously, he doesn't have a problem with embracing the Zeitgeist.

Birmingham Archbishop Attacks Faithful Catholics Protesting London’s ‘Gay Masses’

LONDON, December 17, 2010 ( - A group of pro-life and pro-family British Catholics have reacted with dismay this month as the “conservative” archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, has accused them of being “judgmental” in their opposition to an officially approved “gay” Mass that is ongoing in the archdiocese of Westminster.

In an interview with the liberal Catholic magazine, The Tablet, Longley, widely regarded as a theological conservative among the Catholic bishops of England and Wales, said, “I assume” that the people praying and protesting outside the church where the Masses are held, are acting out of prejudice.

Asked by The Tablet whether “those protesting are making assumptions” about the “lifestyles” of the people attending the Masses, Longley replied, “I would assume that is the case, and so it isn’t for any of us to make those judgments which, in conscience, people make before God and also within the sacraments, particularly the sacrament of reconciliation assisted by the priests and other pastors within the Church.”

Read at Lifesite News, here...

1 comment:

Oliver said...

Why am I reminded of L/Cpl Jack Jones from Dad's Army and his catchphrase "They don't like it up 'em"?

The English Catholic Church's big problem at the moment is the senior churchmen who do like it up 'em.