by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  •  June 14, 2018   

Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the Church

[Where is FrankenPope in all this? He is the prime promoter of “a more ‘progressive’ vision for Catholics” (especially with this event) as well as of the cardinals and others involved in it.  To appropriate a phrase from the Novus Ordo Confiteor: He is greatly responsible in his thoughts and in his words, in what he have done and in what he have failed to do! – AQ Tom]

DUBLIN ( – The lineup at this fall’s World Meeting of Families (WMOF) features some of the world’s most revolutionary bishops pushing a leftist path for the Church.

Scheduled for August in Dublin, Ireland, the meeting — which will include a visit by Pope Francis — will feature the following prelates, among others:

  • Cdl. Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois
  • Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey
  • Cdl. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England
  • Cdl. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria
  • Cdl. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
  • Cdl. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay (Mumbai), India
  • Cdl. Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Each one of these cardinals has promoted a more “progressive” vision for Catholics.

Chicago’s Cdl. Blase Cupich has offered a radical new vision for the Church, proposing a paradigm where homosexuality and other types of unions are accepted, going so far as to suggest that active homosexuals should be able to receive Holy Communion based on their “conscience.”

Among Cdl. Joseph Tobin’s first acts after receiving the red hat was to welcome an LGBT pilgrimage and Mass at his cathedral, where the topic of chastity was ignored. Tobin has also criticized the Dubia cardinals for questioning Amoris Laetitia and the possibility of offering Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to longstanding Church teaching and discipline. The cardinal endured embarrassment after a private tweet sent to a female individual simply saying “Nighty night, baby” was accidentally posted to his public Twitter account. Tobin later claimed it was a tweet meant for his sister.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, allowed a gay Mass to continue for six years in London, until it was moved to a Jesuit parish on Farm Street, where it continues to this day. He came under fire recently for siding with Alder Hey Hospital against the parents of Alfie Evans, the sick toddler allowed to die after the hospital refused to let him transfer to a Vatican hospital for further treatment.

Each one of these cardinals has promoted a more “progressive” vision for Catholics.Tweet

Vienna’s Cdl. Christoph Schönborn has praised active gay unions, defending “stable unions” of homosexuals: “[T]hey share their joys and sufferings, they help one another. It must be recognized that this person took an important step for his own good and the good of others … .” The cardinal also reinstated a homosexual on a parish council after the priest removed him for causing scandal.

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of D.C. has promoted the possibility of offering Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried, and even punished a priest for denying the Eucharist — per Canon 915 — to a Buddhist lesbian at Mass, ensuring the priest was kicked out of his archdiocese and unable to offer further public ministry there.

Bombay’s Cdl. Oswald Gracias has said the Church “needs” homosexuals, telling dissident group New Ways Ministry in a 2015 interview that the Church “must be all-embracing, inclusive,” and must get rid of language that calls same-sex attraction a “disorder” and intrinsically “evil,” expressing hopes the Church would start using “gentler language, not judgmental language.”

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, nicknamed the “Vice Pope” for his closeness to and level of influence over Pope Francis, is embroiled in a financial scandal, investigated by the Vatican for allegedly mishandling millions of dollars of parishioners’ money in questionable foreign investments, as well as receiving large sums from the Honduran government through a Church-controlled agency.

At the center of the financial scandal was Auxiliary Bp. Juan Pineda, alleged to have used some of the money to fund a homosexual lifestyle. According to the widow of a Vatican diplomat, Maradiaga punished priests who accused Pineda of misconduct. Two seminarians have accused Pineda of sexual harassment, claiming they are not the only ones to have been propositioned by the bishop. According to the widow, Martha Alegría Reichmann, Maradiaga “has always covered and protected him.” The cardinal has denied the charges.

Anthony Murphy, director of Lumen Fidei Institute in Ireland, issued a statement expressing grave concerns about the LGBT agenda on display at the WMOF, in particular the keynote address offered by Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin:

It must sicken the heart of every faithful Catholic to learn that a keynote address will be given by the controversial priest, Father James Martin, S.J. With this choice of speaker the Archbishop of Dublin once again signals his support for the homosexual agenda and he assists the promotion of confusion and dissent in the Church. Father Martins record is not a good one; rather than leading same-sex attracted people to Christ, he encourages them to live out their disordered attraction by telling them that the Church approves of their lifestyles. Martin tells sexually confused or compromised men and women that there is nothing wrong with what they do.

Murphy notes Martin’s criticism of the Catechism, which teaches that same-sex acts are acts of “grave depravity” and “intrinsically disordered,” and that “under no circumstances can they be approved.”

“In short, he is a dissenter and he is leading vulnerable people into sin; there is no charity and no love in this approach,” Murphy continues. “It is a great pity and neglect of pastoral care for WMOF to offer a platform to one who openly dissents from Church teaching while ignoring the work of the Courage Apostolate.”

The WMOF has manifested a pro-LGBT slant from its inception, with an early promotional video conspicuously featuring gay-friendly voices.

Another promo was yanked after outcry over the words of featured bishop David Connelly, who mentioned same-sex families as a legitimate family configuration.

Abp. Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, whose archdiocese is hosting the WMOF, has traditionally shown himself weak towards, and in some cases accepting of, homosexuality. On the day same-sex marriage was legalized by national referendum in 2015, Martin stated, “I appreciate how gay and lesbian men and women feel on this day, that they feel this is something that is enriching the way they live. I think it is a social revolution.”

Martin, who sits on the board of trustees of St. Patrick’s Seminary in Maynooth (Ireland’s national seminary), has done little in the wake of gay scandals that have wracked the school for years. When seminarians were caught using the gay dating app Grindr to hook up sexually with other men, Martin transferred one of the homosexual seminarians at the center of the scandal to Rome, where he currently continues his studies.

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  1. [More on Jebbie Jim’s role]
    Fr. Martin’s Irish Gay Agenda
    by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • • June 13, 2018
    Headlining World Meeting of Families in Dublin
    Speaking at Fordham University in 2017, Fr. James Martin said, “LGBT Catholics are more centered educated and experienced than some of the Church leaders to whom they’re talking.”
    Homosexualist priest, Fr. James Martin will be speaking at the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
    The American Jesuit, who’s working nonstop for the normalization of homosexuality, will be addressing more than 30,000 people at the week-long event scheduled for August.
    The event will be held in Ireland, whose people voted to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015 and to legalize abortion this year while Irish bishops offered a weak response.
    At various speaking engagements Fr. Martin contradicts Church teaching: “I have a hard time imagining how even the most traditionalist, homophobic, closed-minded Catholic cannot look at my friend and say, ‘That is a loving act, and that is a form of love that I don’t understand but that I have to reverence.'”
    Among Fr. Martin’s many errors regarding LGBT outreach include:
    Saying homosexuals are not required to keep chastity
    Saying Catholics should reverence so-called gay marriage
    Supporting transgenderism in children
    Promoting so-called gay marriage
    Affirming that gays should be allowed to kiss at Mass
    Believing that chaste homosexuals aren’t leading a fully integrated life
    Insisting God makes people gay
    He labels Catholics who morally object to the homosexual lifestyle as homophobic and actually says Catholics hate people with a same-sex attraction.
    True Christian charity, however, requires that Catholics reach out to those struggling with same-sex attraction with truth and grace so they can obtain salvation.

  2. With this lineup of homos why would you go ? And why would you bring children? I would suggest boycotting this event as a near occasion of sin! I could not think of a worse waste of time than to attend anything these clowns 🤡 are attending ! Martin needs a good thrashing with an Irish long stick ! There has to be some pubs open as an alternative to this nonsense! Beer 🍺 and Banshees to keep the Irish ☘️ Families Safe ! Boycott the Clown Cardinals! Should be the mottos ! Keep Ireland 🇮🇪 families safe ! With 6 Billion in payouts for sex abuse ,no one is safe with these homos and homo enablers nearby ! Watch your wallets and do not bend over to pick shamrocks! There is no pot of Gold hidden under the Cardinals Cassock ! Just a pot belly ! And there is no Gold hidden behind Rainbow 🌈 Flags either , just filthy Leprechauns!

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