Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lucia Story on Gay Masses in London interests NZ Media

First Stuff, now TVNZ have noticed the story that the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols has shut down the "gay Masses" in Soho, London.

LONDON, January 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a surprising reversal of six years of policy, the Archbishop of Westminster has rescinded permission for a group of homosexual activists to hold specially dedicated Masses at which the homosexual lifestyle was promoted as morally acceptable for Catholics.

Archbishop Vincent Nichols issued a letter today saying that “after six years of the pastoral care,” the notorious Soho Masses will no longer be offered at Our Lady of the Assumption church in central London.

“It is time for a new phase,” Nichols wrote.

However, neither article mentions that the organiser of the Masses is not worried by the closure in the slightest.

[D]espite Nichols’ letter, the Soho Mass organizers themselves appear unfazed. Terrence Weldon, a founding member of the Soho Masses organizing team, wrote today on his blog “Queering the Church,” that the Soho Mass “congregation is emphatically not being ‘shut down,’ as the opponents will claim, but simply being relocated.”

He described the move as merely “the next phase of our evolution”. Weldon wrote that the “key” issue is the group’s identity as a “congregation.” In the various discussions the group had about changes, “it was observed that as long as we retained our congregation, we would continue to flourish. So it proved, and flourish we have.”

Kind of strange that this topic has made international news, as typically every move the Catholic Church makes all over the world is not considered newsworthy in New Zealand. Unless it's to do with anything gay, that is.

Related link: Archdiocese cancels gay-friendly Masses: homosexual group moved to Jesuit parish ~ LifeSiteNews

3 comment(s):

Andrei said...

The Our Lady of the Assumption church will now become a parish for disaffected Anglicans who became Catholics in protest against moves in their churches towards allowing female and gay bishops.

It is actually good that they carry this story, even if sniffily, because it demonstrates that not everybody is caving before the homosexual steamroller

Lucia Maria said...

Andrei, true, from that perspective it's good. Though, I doubt that Stuff and TVNZ are publishing this story for that reason. I would guess it's more like, look how evil the Catholic Church is!

Rocky2 said...

(Re the Super Bowl Gay-la, how come anti-gay Culliver needs "re-education" but pro-gay Ayanbadejo - an in-your-face promoter for the gay 3 percent of the population - doesn't? Saw the following on the web.)

America becoming a Nightmare-ica !

Jesus stated in Luke 17 that just before His return to earth as Judge, two big "crazes" will happen worldwide at the same time: (1) insane violence ("days of Noah"), and (2) outrageous sexual perversion ("days of Lot" - see Gen. 19). Aren't beheadings, cannibalism, and school shootings violent? And what's more perverted than a mob trying to rape LITERAL angels (see Gen. 19 again)?! So, America, keep spitting on the God named in all 50 state constitutions. But you'd better duck when He spits back!! (PS - For a bigger enchilada, Google "when DIVERSITY becomes PERVERSITY.")

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