Cardinal Vincent Nichols wants the Vatican to undertake a “serious review” of the vocabulary it uses in relation to homosexuality. Cardinal hopes gay Masses can be held first throughout UK, then the world.
The Masses, at the Jesuit Farm Street Church in central London, replaced the more controversial, so-called “gay Masses” that had been designated for LGBT Catholics at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Soho until 2013.
Key to the transition was that the Farm Street Masses are an extension of the Diocese’s pastoral care for gay people. LGBT Catholics join the regular congregation at the 6.15 pm Mass on Sunday evenings twice a month and meet afterwards for a social gathering in the parish hall.
Fr Keith Barltrop, who was appointed chaplain to the LGBT community by Cardinal Nichols earlier this year, said that the Cardinal would like to see the Farm Street Masses as a model for other parishes in his archdiocese. He added that the idea could be taken up by parishes in other dioceses.
The Farm Street Masses are similar to those said for the LGBT community in Chicago and Los Angeles. Martin Pendergast of the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council said that any move to expand the model would be dependent on interested parishioners taking the lead.
Looking ahead to the October synod on the family in Rome, a briefing paper is being readied for Cardinal Nichols and Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton. The paper demands that the Vatican undertake a “serious review” of the vocabulary it used in relation to homosexuality.
Make no mistake, Homosexuality is an Abomination before the Lord.The WORD of GOD, the Logos speaks clearly and specifically on the issue of homosexuality.
The WORD of GOD, as GOD Himself is the same today, as HE was yesterday, as HE will be for all eternity.
Don't fall for the trap of evil men trying to re-write the BIBLE. Placing words in GOD'S mouth or removing words from GOD'S Holy BIBLE. The Devil did the same thing to Eve in the garden. Asking Eve.."Did GOD really say that? Did HE really mean what he said?"
There is nothing new under the sun the devil's tricks are old and worn. Yet, man's ignorance of GOD'S written WORD allows the devil to use the same ole trick...over and over add nausea
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them. Leviticus 20:13
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.... Romans 1:27
do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men... 1 Corinthians 6:9
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire... Jude 1:7
Jesus Christ-Light has come into the world, but men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil; for he that doeth evil hateth the light.
The truth is not to their taste. It is becoming obvious that fallen man will fight every way conceivable to worm himself free of the word of GOD.
A man cannot be brought to greater slavery than to surrender to his own degrading lusts. Homosexuals do not like to keep the truth of God in their minds, because they willingly commit crimes against their own flesh and abandon their Spiritual welfare to burn in their lusts.
The nature of man, whether pagan or Christian, has fallen short of the glory of GOD. Until, all mankind is brought into the faith of Jesus Christ, and renewed by Divine power of the Holy Spirit, there will never be truth or peace.
The horrid depravity of the heathen, homosexuality, has infected the highest levels of the Catholic Church. The truth of our Lord's commandments are in HIS written word.
Strong corruption and his secret dislike to the will of God is now infecting the Catholic Church, just as it has many other seemingly Christians houses of worship . How many houses of worship have fallen? How many countries now worship at the alter of homosexuality?
If the Catholic Church does not turn from this disastrous course it will suffer the same fate as Israel, who, many time, played the whore with Almighty GOD. Israel was burned to the ground and sold into slavery for hundreds of years. If GOD did this to the apple of HIS eye, what will he do to those Gentiles who profess to be HIS children.
The Catholic Church will be brought low and chastised with fire. You can trust in this...
GOD will keep a faithful remnant, a small number who will NOT kneel before the error of homosexuality. And with them HE will rebuild a faithful, powerful, light filled Church.