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.
Queering the Church writes:
‘I am pleased to report that earlier this week, Ruby Almeida, the chair of Quest, and I, were privileged to meet with Bishop Kieran Conry of Arundel and Brighton in a most constructive, extended discussion on ways to improve and extend existing ministry to LGBT Catholics, especially in the light of the current “Crossing the Threshold” project, to draw lapsed Catholics back into the sacramental life of the Church. We offered the bishop any help we could in this project as it applies to the LGBT community, and that led to some discussion on conscience. He was particularly interested to hear of our proposed workshop, which leaves me determined that it will indeed go ahead – conceivably with some guidance or other support from Bishop Kieran and the “Crossing the Threshold” project.’
Protect the Pope comment: 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?