Pope Francis dashes the hopes of dissenters by insisting on the importance of faithfulness to the doctrines of the Church

In a number of recent addresses Pope Francis has insisted on the importance of faithfulness to the doctrines of the Church, dashing the hopes of dissenters that they will succeed in changing fundamental truths of the Catholic Faith. Pope Francis’ description of the correct attitude of the faithful towards the doctrines of the Faith is completely opposite to the attitude of dissenters such as members of ACTA, Queering the Church, Quest and the Farm St Masses LGBT Group. They all seek to become masters of the Gospel, masters of the doctrine they have received, to use it as they please.’ In their arrogance and will to power these dissenters makes themselves the judges of God’s Word safeguarded by doctrine rather than allowing God’s divine teaching to judge their lives. This is the tragic absurdity of the position of all dissenters. In these three addresses Pope Francis has made it clear that he is not on sympathy with the agenda of dissent that is being promoted in his name by Catholics who are seriously misrepresenting him. . . . → Read More: Pope Francis dashes the hopes of dissenters by insisting on the importance of faithfulness to the doctrines of the Church

Cardinal-designate Nichols’ LGBT group rejects Church’s use of ‘objectively disordered’ in context of homosexuality

The LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council (formerly known as the Soho Masses Pastoral Council) has expressed its rejection of the Church’s use of the term ‘objectively disordered’ in the context of homosexuality. The LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council received Archbishop Nichols’ pastoral mandate in 2013 to provide pastoral care to the persons with the homosexual inclination in the Archdiocese of Westminster. Cardinal-designate Nichols has made himself a hostage to fortune by giving his personal pastoral mandate to the Soho Masses Pastoral Council, now re-branded as the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council. How will he explain to the Extraordinary Synod in October this year that the group he has charged with the pastoral care of persons with the homosexual inclination has rejected a key understanding of homosexuality as expressed by the Magisterium? . . . → Read More: Cardinal-designate Nichols’ LGBT group rejects Church’s use of ‘objectively disordered’ in context of homosexuality

Is Austen Ivereigh right in thinking that Pope Francis would be extremely sympathetic to the Soho masses?

Commenting on the announcement that Archbishop Nichols is to be made a cardinal and his support for the Soho Masses Austen Ivereigh, the co-ordinator of Catholic Voices, has told The Guardian, ‘If anything, I think Francis would be extremely sympathetic to the Soho masses.’ Pope Francis hasn’t spoken on this issue, but he did indicate when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires that he was not sympathetic to what Austen Ivereigh calls an open-door policy in the church regarding the sacraments. In 2007 Cardinal Bergoglio presented pro-life guidelines on behalf of the Argentinian bishops. ‘Eucharistic coherence’ is important to Pope Francis, which means he holds that people cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments. In the light of this it is highly unlikely that Pope Francis would be extremely sympathetic to the Soho masses if they involved Catholics engaged in homosexual sex and openly dissenting from the Church’s doctrine receiving Holy Communion. . . . → Read More: Is Austen Ivereigh right in thinking that Pope Francis would be extremely sympathetic to the Soho masses?

Cardinal-elect Nichols met with Quest homosexual group banned by Cardinal Hume according Queering the Church

On the day that Archbishop Nichols was named cardinal-elect by Pope Francis Terence Weldon has revealed on his blog Queering the Church that Archbishop Nichols has met on two occasion representatives of Quest, the homosexual group banned by his predecessor Cardinal Basil Hume because of their advocacy of homosexual sexual activity. First The Tablet reveals that Cardinal-elect Nichols was under pressure from the Holy See about the Soho Masses and now Queering the Church reveals that Cardinal-elect Nichols has had meetings with the homosexual group banned by Cardinal Hume for dissenting from the Church’s teaching. Why all these revelations about Cardinal-elect Nichols and the gay Catholic community on the day of Pope Francis’ announcement? . . . → Read More: Cardinal-elect Nichols met with Quest homosexual group banned by Cardinal Hume according Queering the Church

Farm Street LGBT Westminster Pastoral Group still advertising workshop based on banned New Ways Ministry

The Diocese of Westminster and LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council’s latest newsletter is still advertising the Next Steps workshops organised by Terence Weldon, which is based on the banned New Ways Ministry. Readers of Protect the Pope, please compare and contrast Farm Street LGBT Westminster Pastoral Group’s promotion of Next Step workshops based on workshops given by Frank DeBenardo of New Ways Ministry and the statements given by the US bishops about Frank DeBenardo and New Ways Ministry. . . . → Read More: Farm Street LGBT Westminster Pastoral Group still advertising workshop based on banned New Ways Ministry

Archbishop Nichols’ LGBT Farm St group promotes conference featuring two active homosexual Catholic priests

In 2012 Archbishop Nichols announced a review of the Soho Masses Pastoral Council that would, among other things, ensure these Masses are not occasions for opposition to the Church’s teaching on sexuality. Though the Soho Masses have ceased, the Soho Masses Pastoral Council continues at Farm Street under a different name, and with Archbishop Nichols mandate to provide pastoral care to the LGBT community of London. So now we have Archbishop Nichols’ LGBT Farm St group promoting a conference opposed to the Church’s teaching on sexuality. What is Archbishop Nichols going to do about it? . . . → Read More: Archbishop Nichols’ LGBT Farm St group promotes conference featuring two active homosexual Catholic priests

Queering the Church hopes that Bishop Conry will assist Quest’s workshop on conscience

Following representatives of Quest meeting with Bishop Conry of Arundel and Brighton Terence Weldon has expressed the hope that Bishop Conry and his ‘Crossing the Threshold’ project will assist Quest’s planned workshop on conscience. Terence Weldon has this hope despite the fact that Cardinal Hume banned Quest from calling itself a ‘Catholic organisation’ because they promoted gay sex contrary to the teaching of the Church. In view of the fact that Terence Weldon has expressed the hope that Bishop Conry will assist Quest in some capacity maybe he or the bishop could explain when Cardinal Hume’s decision banning Quest from being a ‘Catholic organisation’ for promoting gay sex contrary to the teaching of the Church was overturned? . . . → Read More: Queering the Church hopes that Bishop Conry will assist Quest’s workshop on conscience

Catholics have been silent for too long in the face of the deceit of the homosexual agenda – Cardinal Raymond Burke

Cardinal Raymond Burke, the Church’s top canon lawyer and prefect for the Apostolic Signatura, has said that Catholics have been silent for far too long in the face of the deceit of the homosexual agenda out of fear of political correctness. It’s a nonsense for people to say that Catholics have focused too much on the great moral evils of our time such as abortion and gay marriage and sex, when in fact as a result of the collapse of catechesis since Vatican II, the majority of Catholics have been reduced to silence. In the face of the political push to enshrine gay marriage and the normalisation of deviancy, and the Silent Holocause of 1.7 billion babies killed through abortion since the 1970′s Catholics must shout from the roof tops and take to the streets. . . . → Read More: Catholics have been silent for too long in the face of the deceit of the homosexual agenda – Cardinal Raymond Burke

Bishop Conry argues that the Gospel has little to say about sexual behaviour to justify his meeting Quest and Queering the Church

In a letter to a reader of Protect the Pope concerned about his meeting with Quest and Terence Weldon of Queering the Church Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton argued that the Gospel has little to say about sexual behaviour, as if that justified his meetings with homosexual Catholics who advocate dissent from the Church’s teaching. Apart from the fact that the Catholic Church holds that we receive the Gospel from Scripture and Tradition (CCC 82), safeguarded by the Magisterium, Bishop Conry is wrong when he writes that the gospel has little to say about sexual behaviour. In fact the gospel has quite specific things to say about homosexual acts in particular . . . → Read More: Bishop Conry argues that the Gospel has little to say about sexual behaviour to justify his meeting Quest and Queering the Church

Quest gay dissent group signs letter to Pope Francis calling for ordination of women and gay priests

Quest, the UK dissent group for homosexual Catholics, has signed the Catholic Church Reform letter to Pope Francis calling on him to abolish the hierarchy and to ordain women and gay priests. Other dissenting groups who have signed the letter include Catholics for a Changing Church, the US Women’s Leadership Conference for Religious Freedom, US Call to . . . → Read More: Quest gay dissent group signs letter to Pope Francis calling for ordination of women and gay priests