An eyewitness report on the recent meeting of the Arundel & Brighton ACTA Group.

A reader of Protect the Pope attended the recent meeting of the Arundel & Brighton ACTA Group which proves that the concerns of faithful and loyal Catholics are entirely justified. The type of ‘collaboration’ advocated by ACTA is made clear in the list of dissent groups contained in the document “Existing Organisations August 2013″. These groups lobbying for women priests, the acceptance of active homosexuality, autocephalous churches, etc, are all examples of initiatives from the laity. ACTA has shown itself for what it truly is, an umbrella group for dissenting groups in the UK. . . . → Read More: An eyewitness report on the recent meeting of the Arundel & Brighton ACTA Group.

Dissent movement ACTA organises support for heterodox Fr Radcliffe’s participation at Divine Mercy Conference

Dr Thomas Woodman, the co-ordinator of Portstmouth’s ACTA group, has posted on ACTA’s website an appeal to members to support Fr Timothy Radcliffe’s participation as keynote speaker at Dublin’s International Divine Mercy Conference. Fr Radcliffe openly dissents on the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and Holy Communion for the divorced and re-married. Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP frequently celebrated Mass for the gay dissent group the Soho Masses Pastoral Council. During the reign of Pope Benedict XVI Fr Timothy Radcliffe was stopped from speaking at the General Assembly of the Catholic development agencies. Fr Radcliffe is well known for his liberal positions on morality, including his public opposition to the Church’s teaching on homosexuality. Fr Timothy Radcliffe’s attendance at the International Divine Mercy Conference in Dublin is a profound insult and scandal to faithful and loyal Catholics who have a devotion to Divine Mercy, St Faustina and Blessed John Paull II. The organisers of the Divine Mercy Conference should pay close attention to the fact that Fr Radcliffe is being supported by an English dissent movement that seeks to change the Church’s doctrine and discipline on many vital areas of faith and morality. . . . → Read More: Dissent movement ACTA organises support for heterodox Fr Radcliffe’s participation at Divine Mercy Conference

Leading member of ACTA Portsmouth proposes that the bishops drop Latin and create an English rite

Denis Archdeacon, a leading member of ACTA Portsmouth, has written a letter published on The Tablet website that proposes that the Bishops of England and Wales drop Latin from the Latin-Rite Roman Missal and commission the composition of an original English-rite liturgy. The dissent movement A Call to Action claim that their one objective is the implementation of the Second Vatican Council, but here we have a leading member of ACTA Portsmouth completely disregarding Sacrosanctum Concilium. What ACTA really means is that they are seeking the implementation of the ‘Spirit of Vatican II’ with its ragbag of dissent and will-to-power. Here are the sections of Sacrosanctum Concilium that Denis Archdeacon is ignoring in his call for an English-rite. . . . → Read More: Leading member of ACTA Portsmouth proposes that the bishops drop Latin and create an English rite

Ordinariate priest warns about the dangers of officially recognising ACTA and its divisive agenda

Fr Ed Tomlinson, an Ordinariate priest serving the Ordinariate and the Archdiocese of Southwark, has published an insightful post on his blog that warns against officially recognising ACTA and its divisive agenda, drawing on his experience of the Anglican ecclesial community. A Call to Action have taken their first official step in causing division in the Church by writing to the Bishops Conference of England and Wales requesting that the bishops withdraw the new translation of the Roman Missal, signalling their rejection of the authority of both Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, and the episcopal conferences who have accepted the new translation as normative. By this single act ACTA have struck at the heart of the communion of the Church, the liturgy of the Most Holy Mass. This is just the beginning of their divisive campaign that is being officially recognised by at least four or five bishops in this country. Thank you Fr Ed for your timely warning about what happens when leaders in the Church make the fateful mistake of entering into ‘dialogue’ with dissent. . . . → Read More: Ordinariate priest warns about the dangers of officially recognising ACTA and its divisive agenda

Arundel and Brighton priest destroys own newsletter for advertising the activities of the dissent movement A Call to Action

Fr Ray Blake, parish priest and blogger of the excellent ‘Fr Ray Blake’s Blog: some personal views for Catholic readers’ has posted on the rise of the dissent movement A Call to Action over recent months. At the end of his post he gives an account of the actions of a young assistant priest in . . . → Read More: Arundel and Brighton priest destroys own newsletter for advertising the activities of the dissent movement A Call to Action

ACTA’s claim to be ‘diocesan-approved’ in Arundel and Brighton means Bishop Conry is actively supporting a dissent movement

A notice from the dissent movement A Call to Action published in parish newsletters across Arundel and Brighton is making the claim that they are a diocesan-approved body. A group could only make this claim with the approval of the ordinary of the diocese, therefore it appears that Bishop Kieran Conry, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton and Head of Evangelisation and Catechesis for the Bishops’ Conference, is actively supporting the promotion of ACTA throughout his diocese. In Decemeber 2013 Richard Brooke, the treasurer of ACTA, named Bishop Kieran Conry of Arnudel & Brighton Diocese as being one of four bishops supporting ACTA. In September 2013 the newsletter of Sacred Heart parish, Caterham, claimed that five ACTA ‘ members met with Bishop Kieran, and he has approved meetings within his diocese. Now in January 2014 parishioners in Arundel and Brighton diocese are being told that a dissent movement has been given ‘diocesan approval’. Bishop Conry only has to read the posts on A Call to Action on Protect the Pope based on ACTA documents to know that the movement promotes dissent under the guise of ‘dialogue’. The fact that Bishop Conry supports two dissent groups, Quest and ACTA, raises questions concerning his suitability to be Head of Evangelisation and Catechesis for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. . . . → Read More: ACTA’s claim to be ‘diocesan-approved’ in Arundel and Brighton means Bishop Conry is actively supporting a dissent movement

ACTA supporter Fr Richard McKay contradicts Pope Francis by allowing Catholic Women’s Ordination to meet in his parish

According to The Tablet, Fr Richard McKay, Parish Priest of St Nicholas of Tolentino Church, Bristol, is allowing the campaign group Catholic Women’s Ordination, to meet in his parish, despite the fact that Pope Francis stated categorically that women’s ordination has been definitively declared an impossibility by Blessed John Paul II. Fr Richard McKay is an active supporter of A Call to Action who hosted a meeting of the dissent group at St Nicholas of Tolentino during April 2013, which was advertised by the Clifton Diocese’s website. This is what happens when a bishop does nothing about the activities of A Call to Action in his diocese, the public expression of dissent becomes more open and defiant. Bishop Lang and the Diocese of Clifton’s Curia are responsible for this ‘historic’ meeting of Catholic Women’s Ordination in an English diocese. Those bishops who welcome A Call to Action into their diocese had better get used to more public expressions of defiant dissent in their jurisdictions, and no one else is to blame, it’s all of their own making. At least we’ll all know where we stand with each other. . . . → Read More: ACTA supporter Fr Richard McKay contradicts Pope Francis by allowing Catholic Women’s Ordination to meet in his parish

ACTA alleges that Bishop Pat Lynch hopes to speak at their meeting at Southwark Cathedral’s Amigo Hall

The Archdiocese of Southwark is not only welcoming the dissent group A Call to Action to hold a meeting in Southwark Cathedreal’s Amigo Hall, but now ACTA have written to all priests in Southwark to encourage them to attend by alleging that Bishop Pat Lynch plans to attend and hopes to speak. Bishop Hendricks, another auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark, has indicated his support of ACTA through ACTA’s Facebook page.. The priests of the Archdiocese of Southwark should be aware of the fact that A Call to Action has recently gone public through The Tablet that they reject the authority of the Holy See as expressed in their letter on behalf of 1,500 members calling on the bishops of England and Wales to drop the new translation of the Roman Missal. A Call to Action’s letter to the Bishops of England and Wales isn’t only about their rejection of the new translation of the Roman Missal, its even more about their rejection of the legitimate authority of the Pope and the Holy See over the Catholic Church. . . . → Read More: ACTA alleges that Bishop Pat Lynch hopes to speak at their meeting at Southwark Cathedral’s Amigo Hall

ACTA’s call to the bishops to drop the new translation of the Mass signals their rejection of the Holy See’s authority

The Tablet reports that ACTA has written a letter on behalf of its 1,500 members calling on the bishops of England and Wales to drop the new translation of the Roman Missal with a news report and an editorial. The original 2012 letter in The Tablet from the seven priests that founded the dissent movement A Call to Action expressed hostility to the new translation of the Roman Missal. A Call to Action’s letter to the Bishops of England and Wales isn’t only about their rejection of the new translation of the Roman Missal, its even more about their rejection of the legitimate authority of the Pope and the Holy See over the Catholic Church. ACTA’s call to the bishops to drop the new translation is the first step in their campaign to create an autonomous national church. ACTA’s Heythrop document shows that they are fundamentally opposed to the hierarchical Church instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ. They also show a deep antipathy towards, and rejection of, the authority of the successor of St Peter and the Holy See. A Call to Action makes it clear that if the bishops don’t heed their demands, they will take unilateral actions by setting up their own institutions. . . . → Read More: ACTA’s call to the bishops to drop the new translation of the Mass signals their rejection of the Holy See’s authority

ACTA claims Bishop Egan has assured them of his good wishes and prayers and intends to meet them in 2014

I have received the following email from a member of ACTA in Portsmouth that includes the information that Bishop Egan has assured them of his good wishes and prayers and intends to meet them in 2014. The member of ACTA Portsmouth also claims that though the majority of members are liberal ACTA is not ‘a liberal pressure group but a group that wishes to make a contribution to listening and being listened to, dialogue within the Church.’ACTA’s claim that Bishop Egan is planning to meet with them is disappointing because they will use it to claim credibility in Portsmouth diocese. Fr Derek Reeves is one of the founders of ACTA and is a priest of Portsmouth diocese. He is also a member of ACTA’s National Delegate Council. . . . → Read More: ACTA claims Bishop Egan has assured them of his good wishes and prayers and intends to meet them in 2014