Archbishop-designate Tartaglia can see himself going to jail over gay ‘marriage’

In response to the news that Alex Salmond plans to legalise gay ‘marriage’ within the  year Archbishop-designate Tartaglia of Glasgow has said that he can see that his own defence of marriage could result in him being imprisoned at some stage in the next 15 years:

“I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” Archbishop Tartaglia said in an interview with STV News July 24

His comments came just a day before the Scottish government announced it would legislate in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Archbishop Tartaglia warned that the redefinition of marriage will have “enormous implications for religious liberty”

“I am deeply concerned that today, defending the traditional meaning of marriage is almost considered ‘hate speech’ and branded intolerant. Such a response is undemocratic, closes debate and is highly manipulative,” he told EWTN News on July 24

Last month the leading Scottish lawyer Aidan O’Neill warned that same-sex “marriage” legislation will radically undermine religious liberty in Scotland.
He predicted that a change in the law could result in employees being fired for opposing same-sex “marriage,” ministers and priests being sued for refusing to allow “wedding” ceremonies to take place in their churches, school children being forced to attend homosexual history lessons, and couples being rejected as foster parents if they oppose the new legislation

Archbishop Tartaglia, 61, has been the Bishop of Paisley since 2005. Before that he served as rector of the Scots College in Rome. A native of Glasgow, he will now be the 41st successor of the city’s 7th- century founder, St. Mungo.

Protect the Pope comment: No doubt the liberal elite and their foot soldiers will ridicule Archbishop-designate Tartaglia, all the while ignoring the fact that public servants have lost their jobs for refusing to register ‘civil partnerships’, or counselling homosexuals and Catholic adoption agencies have been closed down, replaced by Catholic-lite ‘Patriotic Church’ agencies funded by the State. The gay lobby will not tolerate the dissent of loyal Catholics such as Archbishop-designate Tartaglia.


19 comments to Archbishop-designate Tartaglia can see himself going to jail over gay ‘marriage’

  • Karla

    It is only a matter of time before Church leaders who refuse to conduct gay ‘marriage’ ceremonies are persecuted.

    This is a time for the Bishops to promote catechesis and prayer

    • Michael Petek

      This is the time for the Queen to consider the right time for a coup d’etat.

      • Karla

        Prince of Liechtenstein is putting his Crown on the line to protect his country from legalisation for abortion, and the Queen in this country who is supposed to be the head of Church in England does not to speak out against abortion, and nothing for marriage. Shameful for somebody with the influence she has

        • harry

          I notice that the final para. reads:

          ‘The outcome of the vote, which took place on the 1st July, is a resounding victory not only for the Principal Family, but also for the Right to Life: 76 percent rejected the proposal, the Prince stays in the country, and abortion remains illegal. The inhabitants of the Principality know too well that, to maintain their status as an independent nation and one of the most prosperous countries in the world, they need the Prince more than he needs them.’


          How do you feel about his actions, putting the substantive issue to one side?

      • Er

        How would that work? and how can you assume to know which side the HM Queen is on anyway?

        • Karla

          She voices her opinion on a whole range of issues for the Christmas speech and when opening parliament. She could stand up for marriage, she says nothing and yet she is supposed to be the head of the Church of England and Church of England Bishops have been vocal about their opposition to gay ‘marriage’

          Elisabeth ll gave an award to a abortion practitioner, not something a pro lifer would do

  • ms catholic state

    I’m not convinced the majority of people are for gay ‘marriage’ and against the Catholic Church. A lot of people without a voice are silent supporters of the Church’s stance. They are just frightened of the witch hunts and social pressure to say so. And the funny thing is….when calmly confronted and asked if they have really listened to the Church’s argument…a lot of pro-gay marriage people get into a muddle. For them everything is based on emotion…with no logic whatsoever.

    The Church must speak for the silent ‘majority’ or ‘large minority’…..and not be misled into thinking that the whole nation is against the Church.

  • Er

    what is a “homosexual history lesson”?

    • Ioannes

      What is a “homosexual history lesson”? I’ve certainly taught one, viz. the generally assumed circumstances of the murder of Edward II in 1327.

  • I apologise for the fact that I have already made this point in a comment on another Blog, but just in case it may have escaped your notice I feel it is worth repeating. At his episcopal ordination, Bishop Phil had as co-Consecrator Archbishop, now Cardinal, Raymond Leo Burke. They are friends from their days as students of the Greg. It is to be hoped that His Eminence will manage to come to Glasgow for the installation on Saturday, September 8.

    Cardinal Burke had visited Scotland, and, indeed, Renfrewshire wherein lies Paisley Diocese, prior to our new Archbishop’s episcopal ordination. This was in 1999 when he presented a paper at the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland annual conferenced entitled “Administrative Justice in the Suppression of a Parish.” BY coincidence one of the questions Bishop/Archbishop Tartaglia was asked at the news conference on Tuesday was what he thought he might have to do in Glasgow about falling priest numbers and the number of parishes!

    (PS: His Eminence was followed onto the rostrum by a friend (and distant relation) Fr Clarence Gallagher SJ, Rector Emeritus of the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, whose topic was “Diversity in Unity: Rome & Constantinople in the Ninth Century”. We speak of little else in the pubs of the good Father’s native parish, Holy Family, Mossend, Bellshill, Diocese of Motherwell.)

  • James

    Since homosexualism is a mortal sin, (the 6th commandment) one should not place one’s immortal soul in peril by supporting homosexualism in any way, shape or form.

  • Lynda

    It’s not fair! Why is Scotland getting another good Bishop – don’t they have one or two already?!! What about poor Ireland?? Particularly, poor Dublin?!! Compare Bishop Tartaglia to Archbishop Martin – it’s like night and day, a Catholic Bishop and ….. something other than a Catholic Bishop? How much longer must we endure, Lord? – I suppose until those ” more traditional” seminarians and young priests for whom Archbishop Martin did not care to disguise his contempt in his talk in his favourite milieu (secular and Anti- Catholic) of the McGill Summer School.

  • Teresa

    surely the way forward is separation of legal contract and religious sacrament as in other countries (France?)? Would the state be able to prosecute then? A sacrament isn’t a public service and wouldn’t be legal on its own either. (although I am sure gay lobyists won’t stop at just the legal contract and will try to push for the sacrament too!)

  • Ioannes

    Lynda, I sympathize. While not wanting to over-emphasize the abuse scandals it was the Irish bishops and civil authorities who turned a blind eye to them and then had the gall to blame Rome. Be patient – natural wastage will take its toll and recent appointments this side of the Irish Sea (Aberdeen, Shrewsbury, Portsmouth) are encouraging. Like us, you seem to have a sound Nuncio. Maynooth needs sorting, but perhaps this is already under way.

  • JimS

    Fortunately we live by the rule of law in the UK and any unworthy act must be judged and penalised.

    • Deacon Nick

      The UK gave up any right to claim to live by the rule of law when it ‘legalised’ the murder of unborn children, ‘legalised’ experimentation on embryonic human beings and ‘legalised’ the murder of the incapacitated with the ‘Bland ruling’. Deacon Nick.

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