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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Damian Thompson’s Fangs Come Out Again

Edit: earlier today we were saddened to learn that New Catholic’s mother had taken ill and that he was no longer going to be able to contribute, therefore, as often to his blog.

But one professional Catholic took it as an opportunity to make a cheap shot:

Yeah, well, , a period of silence from you would be welcome after your hissy fit as soon as the new Pope was announced.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Damian Thompson Breaks a Lance For Sodom

Edit: does being sinful in any regard make you exempt from stating the Church's teachings, even if you have been a Liberal for most of your career? If anyone is hypocritical, it's Thompson, who embarks on an ecclesiastical hissy fit of dramatic proportions in an all-too familiar conditioned response to fallen churchmen. How much longer before Damian out and swims the Thames in a fit of rage?

Here's an excerpt from the increasingly anti-Catholic Torygraph:

I'm deeply unimpressed by Cardinal Keith O'Brien's vague and guarded admission that "there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal". Does he really think he can leave it at that? After raging against gay marriage with a ferocity that was – I suspect – intended to make the English bishops look wimpish and therefore butter up the Vatican?

Scottish Catholics in particular have the right to ask: What the hell do you mean by "sexual conduct"?

And what are we supposed to make of this? "In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them."

H/t: Pewsitter

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Anglicans in Conflict: Can a Freemason be a Christian?

London ( After the naming of a Freemason to Bishop the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is once again coming under criticism.[He once apologized to them] From a report at the "Sunday Telegraph", the leading members and clergy of the General Synod of the Anglican Church criticized the decision to name Jonathan Baker as the Bishop of Ebbsfleet. There have been "serious conflicts between the organization and the Anglican Church", he said.

Baker would be a "flying Bishop" to care for the faithful, who are opposed to women's ordination and are still in the Anglican Church. According to information from the newspaper Baker let it be known shortly after his naming to renounce his membership in the Masonic Lodge this Sunday. He gave his grounds as being his desire to concentrate on his new appointment. Yet previously, he affirmed that his membership with the Freemasons are compatible with his Episcopal Office.

Williams has indicated in the past on various occasions that he has serious reservations about the compatibility of Freemasons and Christianity, for example, at a General Synod in 1987. The bout then, however, did not come to a conclusion.

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