Fr Paul Morton: a bad priest who poisons and rots Church (St Catherine of Siena)

A PRIEST from Cambuslang has become the first Catholic representative to support teaching children about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in school. 

Fr Paul Morton encourages LGBT lessons in schools…

Father Paul Morton, of St Bride’s Parish Church, says bullying due a child’s gender identity or sexual orientation should be a “thing of the past”.

The priest has lent his support to the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, which was set up by two Glasgow men in a bid to crack down on homophobic abuse in the classroom.  Click here to read Evening Times report Cambuslang priest first Catholic representative to support LGBT education in schools  which headline is a tad stronger in the print edition of the newspaper, to read: Pioneer Catholic priest’s backing for LGBT rights.

Seems like only yesterday we were discussing this same priest’s public support for homosexuality; our call for Bishop Toal to act at that time, went unheeded, and so, taking his lead from the Bishop’s tolerance, he has moved forward from “welcoming” active homosexual couples to his Masses, to seeking to educate children in the same vice.  Click here to read our previous discussion…

Now, having pretended that his only interest was in making people feel welcome, he has moved on to recite the LGBT mantra about “homophobic” and “transgender” bullying.  Some chance.  Heavens above, it’s impossible to say a word – not a single word – to express disapproval of the evil of homosexual activity, without finding yourself plastered over the front page of a tabloid or, in my own case, nominated for the Stonewall Bigot of the Year award, so it’s a joke to suggest that any homosexual or “transgender” person is bullied.

One thing we never actually deal with – one thing never dealt with – when discussing LGBT “rights” is what they actually DO.  What IS it that is so objectionable?  Why is it that we are shocked that any Catholic priest would encourage children to participate in such behaviour as this

The above link to what homosexuals do, is mild.  Anyone who has ever visited a “gay” website, will know that.   Still, it gives a flavour of precisely what it is that this priest, and his Bishop – Joseph Toal – is shamelessly promoting. Or, more accurately, “proudly” promoting.  

Challenge From Editor, Catholic Truth, To Father Morton…

I’ve tried phoning Father Morton several times but keep getting a voicemail telling me that he is not available to speak and I can’t leave a message.  You’d almost think he knew that the caller is li’l ole moi…  Poor souls trying to get through with a sick call, if priests like Fr Morton still do such mundane things as attend to the sick, or administer the sacraments to the dying.  Must be a worry, having an LGBT celebrity as your Parish Priest.

Anyway, here’s why I was ringing… I rang to say “Hello, there, Father….Let’s debate St Catherine of Siena’s call for Pope Gregory XI to “rid the Church of bad priests and rulers who poison and rot that garden [the Church]” Some motion to the effect that St Catherine’s description of priests who “poison and rot” the Church applies today, more than ever, including to Fr Morton himself.  I do wish he’d answered his phone. 

Not to worry – I’ll email him the link to this thread in the [fond] hope that he takes up the challenge… I’ll also email the link to Bishop Toal, who is gravely responsible before God for this scandal.  He can have a ringside seat at the debate where he might reflect on the contrast between his suspension of Father Matthew Despard for writing a book exposing the  homosexual culture within the Diocese of Motherwell – a fact confirmed by Fr Morton  – while being complicit in Fr Morton’s guilt by  allowing him free rein to encourage homosexual activity, Communion for unrepentant public sinners and now, actively promoting the corruption of school children into the euphemism of “LGBT rights”.

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111 responses

  1. I have now emailed both Fr Morton and the Bishop with the link to this thread.

    I have informed the Diocese that we are giving serious thought to some level of public reparation for this scandal, and that our decision (if, when, where, nature of such a public act) will depend largely on the Bishop’s response to my email/this blog.

    For now, both say your piece, and pray for this very bad priest.

    And to pre-empt the “you can’t judge” baloney. Yes, I can. I know a good teacher, doctor, lawyer when I meet one, and similarly, I know that a priest who undermines the very Faith which he professes at every Mass to believe and uphold, is very far from being a good priest. He is, by definition, a bad priest.

    Just ask St Catherine of Siena – laywoman, saint, and Doctor of the Church… She’ll tell you…

    • Editor,

      That’s great to send the link to the bishop. I hope you will let us know if and when he replies.

      I agree about the “you can’t judge baloney” – I totally agree. If a doctor came out and talked down his profession and encouraged people to participate in unhealthy behaviour, we’d soon say he was a bad doctor. There’s no reason to pretend priests are good at the job when they are bad at the job. (I know it’s much more than a job, of course).

      How can we ask St Catherine of Siena – have you got an email for her? LOL!

    • Ed the Homosexual Transgender Mafia are on a Roll and we Must Accomodate them Pastorally. There not of course my words their Francis words . Anyhow what’s wrong really with teaching kids about Sodomy and Buggery and all the other Deviant acts Homosexuals get up to. As for that Reprobate Scottish Parliament they of course back him all the way . More than likely he’ll be invited to give a talk on the subject.

  2. I lay this scandal on the doorstep of Pope Francis, the worst Pope in the history of the Church bar none, who surrounds himself with homosexuals, Marxists, atheists, and all manner of third-rate degenerates in his failed bid to convince faithful Catholics that he is operating a merciful field hospital. What he is actually operating is a brothel of perversion.

    And let’s not forget Fr. Morton’s other role model, Fr. James Martin, the globe-trotting Jesuit whose mission is to eliminate the Church’s teaching on homosexuality by “building bridges.” Since he has not been silenced by the Vatican, one can safely assume that his mission is also Pope Francis’ mission.

    If Bishop Toal does not silence this heretic, then he will have made himself into an enemy of Our Lord. Not a very safe place to be, Your Lordship.

    • RCA Victor,

      I completely agree. The Bishop must act to correct this priest. When the sin / error is public, the correction must be public, too. If he’s not corrected in public, nobody will know he’s done or said anything untoward.

      Of course, that risks making a martyr of Fr Morton, who is already surrounded by actively homosexual people – the Episcopalian minister is a well known sympathiser with the gay cause. I found this old report from 2008:

      “The provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, the Very Rev Kevin Holdsworth, described the experience of performing a same sex blessing as a “new addition to the range of things that human beings have wanted to mark.” On his blog he wrote about celebrating a Eucharist in circumstances which were new to him but which felt old and traditional all the same. As he helped the two men through their vows and then served communion to them and their friends in thanksgiving, he remarked: “People like me have been waiting for services like the one I celebrated today for so long” https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/jun/16/civilliberties.religion

      If he was that permissive in 2008, you can imagine what he’s like now. I’ve heard stories of his church as a meeting point for homosexuals, and I’ve no reason to doubt it.

      So, performing a same-sex wedding has to be next for Fr Morton, he will be asked to perform a same-sex wedding and he will do it. How can he refuse, now that he’s publicly said they have “rights” – I’ve never heard him talk about celibates’ rights, LOL!

      It’s shocking that he’s even accepted the concept of “gender identity.” What on earth was he taught in seminary?

        • Frankier,

          Anybody listening to the drivel in sermons today could tell you what was/is being taught in seminary – not St Thomas Aquinas, that’s for sure!

      • This so called Priest is really our version of Mr Martin. I suspect he’ll have a Bridge Over Troubled Waters book coming off of the press soon as it seems a sure fire way for a Priest to make money is to write about the Alphabet Squad. Endearingly of course not to say they do anything wrong. O no these people thank God are now by their fruit the new Evangelists and we ” Normal ” folk can learn so much off of them about our Faith ( well according to Mr Martin anyhow ) . As it’s been said its leading up to a crescendo which of course will be a Homosexual Marriage Blessed in a Catholic Church near you . All the watering us down and the Homosexual Agenda Politics when it comes will be no surprise. Then the floodgates will really open and Priests like Mr Morton who have been Bandleaders will assume their rightful roles . Hell they may even get a seat in We Patrick’s Green Party . Good night . The games a Bogey .

        • FOOF,

          Why do you say “Mr” instead of “Fr” (I presume you are referring to the dissident American Jesuit, Fr Martin).

          Don’t you realise that, apart from the fact that readers who do not know about Fr Martin will find your comments difficult to understand, and, apart from that, you are actually minimising a priest’s responsibility by insinuating that he is not ordained. It’s really a rather strange thing to do, if you don’t mind me saying so, and even if you do mind, it’s still rather a strange thing to do.

          The use of “Father” to address priests is relatively recent (they WERE called “Mr” at one time) but I suspect that you are making some kind of point along the lines of this dissenter isn’t ordained, which is crackers. It’s not your place to decide who is and who is not ordained, so if you are referring to priests, please give them their title. Then, when you speak your mind about them, we’ll at least know to whom you refer or, in plain Glaswegian, we’ll at least know who the devil you’re talking about…

    • RCA Victor,

      I strongly concur with your final two sentences. I hope the bishop reads them and thinks deeply about his duty and the consequences of failing to do that duty. Our Lord had very strong words for people who lead the young astray. If teaching them about “LGBT rights” isn’t leading them astray, what is?

  3. This is disgraceful. I don’t think Bishop Toal will publicly correct Fr Morton because it’s obvious that the Bishop is in thrall to the LGBT community. Whatever the reason, that’s how it looks.

  4. Father Morton is just a social worker by any other name, certainly no true priest of Our Lord. It is quite clear from his statement that he has no conception of the soul or its destiny. He’s a worldling in a clerical collar and it shows in his face. The Scotsman wouldn’t have been so quick to publish him if he were publicly upholding Christian virtue and morality, but they love a priest gone bad!

    • Athanasius,

      I couldn’t agree more. Our Lord warned his followers that the world would hate them as it hated him, but the world loves Fr Morton. That says it all.

    • Athanasius,

      So true. I bet none of the papers will report the protest on this blog, not in a million years. They suppress the facts all the time. I’m glad Donald Trump calls out the fake news. Everybody else seems to swallow the lies hook line and sinker.

  5. Yes, Fr Morton is a bad priest by any standards. He has sold out to the bullying (not bullied) LGBT lobby group, who demonise anyone who dares to question their “lifestyle” and this was their plan from the start. Here’s an extract + link to a very useful article on the way homosexuals set out to de-sensitise us and normalise themselves:

    “What if I told you a plan was put in place nearly 30 years ago to normalize homosexuality in America? And that the blueprint for the plan was written in plain sight for anyone to see and yet most people have never heard it, read it, or know it exists?

    The average person, myself included, would be tempted to believe that what we are seeing from LGBT activists today is a recently developed plan to normalize homosexuality. We would also be tempted to believe that the demonization of anyone that opposes the homosexual lifestyle, most notably Christians, is just an unfortunate casualty of this culture war. We would be absolutely wrong.”
    http://nathancherry.com/2014/05/02/the-lgbt-master-plan-began-30-years-ago-and-you-had-no-idea/

    Most people have no idea that these people set about taking over the culture quite deliberately, and thanks to stupid politicians (and now faithless, clueless priests and bishops and “who am I to judge” Pope Francis) they’re winning.

    As for Bishop Toal publicly correcting him? That’s not going to happen. He would hardly have allowed Fr Despard to remain suspended and no investigation into Fr Despard’s claims, if he were opposed to homosexual activity. That seems very clear to me.

    • Allan,

      That’s a really useful link, so thanks for posting it. I knew that the homosexuals had been long planning the normalisation of what they do, but seeing it all again in black and white brought it home to me, yet again.

  6. Editor,

    Somehow I doubt that Fr Morton and the Bishop of the Diocese will make any kind of response about this thread. Neither would agree that homosexuality is one of the four sins cry to Heaven for vengeance. It seems some kind of public reparation will be the more likely action.

    • Theresa Rose, everyone…

      Actually, the Bishop responded quite quickly last night simply to acknowledge my email and link to the blog, Then this morning, the following email from Fr Morton:

      FROM FATHER PAUL MORTON…

      Many thanks for your very kind and generous invitation. Of course I would be happy to take up your offer, but as you might expect permission from the Bishop would have to be obtained to enter into discussion on a website or a blog such as yours. You might wish to contact Bishop Toal yourself to seek permission for such a conversation to take place, I think you may already know his email address.

      Father Paul Morton

      MY REPLY TO FATHER PAUL MORTON…

      Thank you Father,

      I will be happy to contact the Bishop again to seek permission, although I think the more normal procedure would be for you to do that – nonetheless, I am happy to contact him on your behalf, as requested. It is surprising, though, that you would need to seek permission for such a debate, when you appear ready to speak to the press without – I presume – permission from your bishop. You – at the very least – must have been confident that he would approve of your public support for the LGBT lobby. That is of much interest.

      We will be happy to arrange a venue (assuming permission is granted), so I will be in touch later to, hopefully, settle details.

      Kind regards.
      signed…

      I then forwarded the correspondence to the Bishop for requested permission.

      Unfortunately, I’m having to be away from my computer for a spell today, but will deal with any response as soon as I see it.

      Stay tuned, folks!

  7. What a ridiculous little man you are. You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to create hatred towards others. I pray that God removes the hatred from your own heart and that you are unable to infect others with your particular brand of poison. Shame on you.

    Ed: if the “ridiculous little man” refers to me, or even to moi, MOI is a female – not that it seems to matter these days and certainly not to Fr Morton. Still, it matters to God, who “made them male and female” (Genesis 1:27)

    If, on the other hand, you are referring to Allan – well, his post is simply giving facts about the plans of the homosexual “community” to normalise their unnatural behaviour. Don’t you want to know the history of how something that was outlawed for thousands of years, appears now, suddenly to be a really good thing for society, so good that we have Catholic priests encouraging children to see nothing wrong with it? Don’t you want to KNOW the facts? Or do you prefer to uncritically drink in the propaganda?

  8. UPDATE…

    The chancellor of the Diocese of Motherwell has replied to my email seeking permission on behalf of Fr Morton for him to debate with us.

    Bishop Toal “will not give permission to Fr. Morton to enter into said debate.”

    I have replied to express my surprise, because, now that we know Fr Morton is conscientious about seeking permission from his Bishop, “I have now to presume that the bishop gave permission for Fr Morton to speak to the press. Some would say “the plot thickens” but I say the scandal is immeasurably worsened.”

    My Final Email To Fr Morton…

    Father,

    I have now had a reply from the Bishop via his chancellor Father Grant who said that the Bishop will not grant permission for said debate. It is extremely interesting that the Bishop has (obviously) granted permission for you to go public in newspapers with your support for LGBT “rights” even to the point of seeking to corrupt children, yet will not permit an opportunity for you to be publicly corrected, even within the limitations of a debate. Very interesting. In any event, we will not pursue the debate but will, instead, arrange some form of public reparation, as soon as possible. END.

    Catholic Truth will now organise some form of public reparation. More on that in due course.

    • Editor,

      You should ask if Fr Morton sought “permission from the Bishop” to publicly support the TIE campaign, which aims to undermine Catholic morality and normalise perversion in the minds of children, while using the principle of anti-bullying as a trojan horse.

      it is very clear that Fr Morton is hiding behind this idea of “permission” to avoid having to defend himself.

      The only good thing in this is that it clearly vindicates Fr Despard, for anyone who has eyes to see.

      • You should ask if Fr Morton sought “permission from the Bishop” to publicly support the TIE campaign

        I see you did mention that, referring to Fr Morton speaking to the press.

        I wonder if this is all a build up to the Church / SCES capitulating to the TIE campaign and this kind of nonsense is an effort to make it look as though they are controlling the narrative instead of being dictated to by politicians.

      • Gabriel Syme,

        Father Morton replied to my email informing him that the Bishop had refused permission for the proposed debate, as follows:

        Many thanks for your email and for the information regarding your proposal for a debate on your blog.

        Oremus pro invicem.

        Father Paul Morton

        To which I replied:

        Thank you for your implicit confirmation that the Bishop granted permission for your publicly stated views on the LGBT agenda in schools to corrupt youth. Shocking in the extreme.

  9. As usual there is a lot of duplicity from modern clergy in all this. In the newspaper Fr Morton is quoted as saying:

    “As a Catholic priest I have met many people who struggle with their sexuality, and I know the great harm that this has done in the lives of many men and women. I want this to be a thing of the past and I believe that this is the intention behind the TIE Campaign.

    So his support is not related to fighting bullying, (at least not chiefly), it is about justifying / normalising homosexuality.

    The only way for a struggle against homosexuality to be “a thing of the past” is for people to be told “homosexuality is OK” – but that is not the teaching of the Catholic Church.

    That should raise red flags for people in the novus ordo churches, yet there is no reaction because most are unthinking.

  10. You can bet that, had Fr Morton come out (no pun intended) and condemned the TIE campaign, then the fact he has been previously investigated regarding child abuse would have raised in the media very quickly.

    Yet not a mention when he throws his hat in with the campaign.

    Of course, figures show that most of the abuse within the Church was in fact pederasty – committed by predatory homosexual men.

  11. I’m not sure how the police force works in Scotland (Police Scotland? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_Scotland ) but it seems to me that this disgusting priest should be investigated by them for possibly instigating the sexual abuse of children, and possibly for having pornography on his computer and/or participating in pornographic websites….homosexual, of course.

    • Gabriel Syme,

      I don’t think he was investigated for child abuse. Reports didn’t say – click here to read more

      Whatever, he’s certainly guilty of child sex abuse now – as is everyone engaged in corrupting the minds and souls of children in this diabolical frenzy to spread LGBT ideology. No question about that.

      • Editor,

        What was the result of the 2014 investigation? Also, it seems to me that “sexual abuse allegations” are close to 100% allegations of child and/or minor sexual abuse.

        • RCA Victor

          My understanding is that there was insufficient evidence to proceed (these were historic allegations) but read this, the rapturous “welcome back” from his parishioners after that “ordeal” – and note the pally Bishop/priest relationship…

          Doesn’t say who made the allegations nor give details of them. All very curious. More curious is the fact that instead of keeping a low profile and getting on with his “day job” he’s decided to jump on the LGBT bandwagon which has made him, of course, hugely popular.

          Somebody needs to remind him that Our Lord warned that his true followers would be hated by “the world” – as He was hated. Very far from being popular. Food for thought for any priest, surely?

          • Editor,

            I can understand parishioners being happy to have their priest back, but clapping when he “took the alter” [sic]? The utterly profane Novus Ordo on full display.

            I wonder, given his recent endorsement of sickness and perversion, how many of those clappers are still clapping?

    • RCA Victor,

      In other words, Fr Paul Morton is now part of what is, effectively the “institutionalised sexual abuse of children” since the advent of sexually explicit programmes of sex-education used in schools, certainly at secondary level.

      Adding “gender identity” to the mix and the ever more explicit homo-sexualisation of children, however, I think we are now talking “beyond sex abuse” of children. Utter and total corruption is a tad closer to the truth. And we all know about the Gospel warning to those who corrupt children; necks, millstones, depths of the sea, springs to mind…

      Here’s a previous blog discussion on the topic – things are getting worse by the nano-second… Who’d have thought when we held that discussion, that soon a Catholic priest here in Scotland would be part and parcel of that “grooming” establishment.

  12. I’ve received an email from a lady, who asks me to pass on this quote to Father Morton – it’s a quote I’ve used in the newsletter in the past when reporting on homosexuality…

    Correspondent writes…

    Here is a quote from one of the greatest saints ever regarding homosexuality. St. Catherine relays words of Our Lord, about the vice against nature, which contaminated part of the clergy in her time. Referrng to sacred ministers, He said: “They not only fail from resisting this frailty [ of fallen human nature]…but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin agains nature. Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recoginze the disease and misery in which they find themselves. For this not only causes Me nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords. For Me, this sin against nature is so abominable that , for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the jugdment of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them…It is disagreable to the demon, not because evil displeases them and they find pleasure in good, but because their nature is angelic and thus is repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being commited. It is true that it is the demons who
    hits the sinner with the poisoned arrow of lust, but when a man carries out such a sinful act, the demons leaves. St.Catherine of Siena, El diabolo, in Orbas de Santa Catarina de Siena

  13. PUBLIC ROSARY OF REPARATION – PLANS UNDERWAY…

    Just telling a few people about the Evening Times report and this blog this evening after Mass, we have around a dozen signed up for a public Rosary of Reparation to take place outside St Bride’s church in Cambuslang. Details of date and time will not be published in order to minimise the possibility of troublemakers seeking to disrupt our prayer, but anyone who is interested in participating is welcome to email me on editor@catholictruthscotland.com – let me know to which parish you belong and why you are interested in joining us for this public rosary. None of your personal details will be published.

    There is a very seriously concerned group of people from the Diocese of Motherwell who also wish to join us – note, it was one of these parishioners from the Diocese who alerted me to the Evening Times report yesterday. It looks like we will have a fairly strong group, judging by the interest so far, but please encourage as many people as possible, to come along. There could never be too many.

    • Editor,

      Not to throw cold water, but not everyone likes public prayer and as it’s coming into the winter, you may not get as large a crowd as you think for your act of reparation.

      Saying that, I wish you well and hope it’s a great success, but just wondering if maybe asking people to pray an extra rosary or something might be a more practical idea?

      • Fidelis,

        I don’t feel comfortable with public prayers but public prayers, processions etc do please God and give him great honour, so I would think a public rosary like the one suggested to make up for this scandal in Cambuslang will be a powerful witness to the truth. I don’t think the numbers matter. Even a few people gathering to make reparation will be pleasing to God and that’s all that matters. It’s always a minority anyway, as the majority don’t care and will find excuses not to attend. That’s the reality.

      • Fidelis,

        I’m not crazy about public prayer myself, but when there is a public scandal such as this one (and it’s difficult to think of a worse scandal than a priest participating in the sexual corruption of children) then there must be a public correction. That is the duty of the Bishop, of course, but in the current crisis situation in the Church, when Bishops are remaining silent and are thus complicit, (as prophesied at Quito in the 17th century and undoubtedly in the unpublished part of the Third Secret of Fatima – else it would be published!) then it falls to the laity to make some kind of reparation in public.

        The Bishop has made clear that he has no intention of publicly correcting Fr Morton; he has not challenged my assumption that he approves of Fr Morton’s participation in the TIE campaign, and the only statement quoted so far from the diocese is weak: “A spokesman for the Diocese of Motherwell said: “Catholic schools work in partnership with parents, local authorities and other agencies to meet the needs of pupils and their families. All relationships within Catholic schools are founded on principles of mutual respect and, like all schools in Scotland, there is zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind.” Click here to read report in The Scotsman

        Note: not a word of criticism of Fr Morton’s public support for LGBT (with an emphasis on “T”) nor any reminder of Catholic teaching on marriage between one man and one woman, as being the only acceptable and moral context for sexual activity. So, we may deduce that while there is no tolerance of “discrimination of any kind” in Catholic schools, there’s more than tolerance of sexual deviancy, there is active promotion of it and that by a Catholic priest – at least one that we know about, because he has publicly said so. Diabolical Disorientation yet again.

        It seems to us that a public discussion on our blog to remind Catholics that this IS a scandal, and a public rosary to offer reparation to God for the damage this priest is doing to his own soul and the souls of everyone who knows about his active dissent from God’s moral law, is the least we can do.

        However, your comment, less than enthusiastic about our proposed public rosary, reminds me of the attitude of a number of laity at the end of our May Conference, where the focus of my own talk was the duty of Confirmed Catholics to be Soldiers of Christ. I quoted the following words of Pope Saint Pius X, and was told later by individuals that they were now feeling much clearer in their minds, much stronger and ready to go out and fight for the Faith. Well, that can be nothing more than on-the-spot emotionalism – it’ll be interesting to see how many of those allegedly strengthened Catholics put their names down for this test of their “soldiering” skills… Here’s the above mentioned quote from my May talk – and I’ll finish with this:

        “In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked, lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men. All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.

        Oh! if I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: What are those wounds in the midst of Thy hands? the answer would not be doubtful: With these was I wounded in the house of them that loved Me. I was wounded by My friends, who did nothing to defend Me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries.

        And this reproach can be levelled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries. (Pope St Pius X, homily at the beatification ceremony for St. Joan of Arc, April, 1909.)

    • Editor….. many people can’t make it to this Church, but if you by any chance decide you’re going to hand in a list of supporters who can’t make it, you can include me. Let us know if you want names -real ones, that is!

  14. Editor,

    I’m sure you’ve already thought of this, but look out for troublemakers contacting you and pretending to be interested in the Rosary procession, whose real interest is in leaking the details to other troublemakers who intend to disrupt the prayer…

    • RCA Victor,

      Yes, I think we’ll be using the longer version, although Ellen thinks her copy is different from yours so we’ll compare notes after Mass tomorrow and decide then which version to use – thank you, sincerely, for that link.

  15. I think the photo of Holy Communion on the page where there is information about First Holy Communions, is very telling. Apart from his LGBT sympathies, unbecoming for a Catholic priest, to say the least, he also seems to have no regard for proper matter. Check out the bread in the picture.

  16. Matt Walsh(Catholic) who has just joined Ben Shapiro has done some great articles on how the “Left” is corrupting our children (with complicit Teachers and Clergy of course)

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/if-protecting-my-childs-innocence-means-im-keeping-him-in-a-christian-bubble-so-be-it/

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/matt-walsh-the-left-wants-to-turn-your-child-into-a-sexual-deviant-dont-let-them/

    Thanks Editor for arranging this Reparation, badly needed and shows public witness to this scandal.

    The Devil knows his time is short and wants to bring as many souls down to hell with him as possible.

    • Thank you Chloe,

      I’ve had an email from a reader in England keen to participate in our Rosary of Reparation by praying the Rosary at the same time, so I’ve given her the details.

      REMINDER

      Clocks go back one hour tonight…

      Note: I’ve put the blog clock back just now, to be early for once (I usually forget!)

      • Editor,

        I knew you Scots were an advanced race, but now you’re putting your clocks back one week ahead of us Yanks? Wow! Everything’s not up to date in Cincinnati (as the old song goes).

        • RCA Victor,

          We like to keep you Yanks on your toes… “keep ’em guessing” is our motto…

          And can’t resist posting this – I remember seeing this “twinning” on the news, must be a couple of years ago now, with people interviewed in the USA AND in “Dull” – hilarious! Read more here

          Sorry for going off topic, but we could use a laugh on this thread, as I’m sure we’ll all agree… 😀

  17. I have just sent the following letter to Bishop Toal and copied it to Fr. Morton:

    Dear Bishop Toal,

    I write to you in the spirit of St. Paul, who “resisted Peter to his face” in a matter of public scandal.

    Since it is incumbent upon subordinates in the Church to correct their superiors when the latter expose the souls of the flock entrusted to them to grave danger, my duty compels me to protest your complicit silence in the face of Fr. Paul Morton’s very public dissent from the Church’s divine moral teaching.

    You are clearly aware that this rebel priest has dared in the past to accuse the holy Church of injustice by her refusal to countenance, as in any way natural and acceptable, that “disordered” sexual sin which “cries to heaven for vengeance”. Now, under the guise of protecting children from bullying, he seeks to accustom the minds of incautious youth to a toleration of practices that St. Paul described as “filthy”.

    Here is the apposite quote from Romans 1: “Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

    Your duty as a Shepherd of Christ’s flock was to immediately counter Fr. Morton’s perverse suggestions by public refutation and censure, yet you have remained silent while he endangers the souls of Christ’s “little ones” by his human respect.

    I think it quite appropriate to remind you of Our Saviour’s own words in this regard: “But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.”

    Today, more than at any time in the past, we are living in what Pope John Paul II best described as a “culture of death”. What makes it all the more lamentable is that it is first a culture that kills the supernatural life of the soul. There is a very great desire on the part of the world’s authorities in our time to sexualise children at the earliest age under the pretext of education and tolerance. To paraphrase St. Peter, they use liberty as a cloak for malice.

    Prior to Vatican II, this demonic assault on the young was vigorously resisted by prelates who understood well that their sacred office obliged them to stand, like Our Lord, as a “sign of contradiction”. Now, tragically, many stand as a sign of cowardice as Our Lady predicted at Quito for these times of assault on Christian virtue and the family, when she said: “Those who should speak out will remain silent”.

    I recall here the words of one holy Archbishop some years back who stated in this regard: “The martyrs sacrificed their lives for the truth, now they sacrifice the truth”.

    It seems to me, Bishop Toal, that you and too many of your confreres in the episcopate today have fallen into the category of those who sacrifice the truth in favour of friendship with the world.
    Vatican II brought about this change in the Catholic hierarchy by its embracing the world instead of resisting it. As a result, the spirit of the world, the “smoke of Satan”, as Pope Paul VI put it, “has entered the Church and set her on a path of auto-destruction”. In other words, there has been a switch in our holy religion from the supernatural to the purely natural so that the dignity of God and His divine law are trumped by an exaggerated “dignity of the human person”.

    Hence the reason why vice is tolerated today by false mercy instead of detested in true divine charity. And while the evil spreads like a plague, even to the corruption of the minds and souls of the very young, those who should speak out remain silent.

    I urge you to seriously reflect on what I have written while bearing in mind St. Paul’s admonition that the Gospel must be preached faithfully both “in season and out of season”. You may also wish to reflect on the words of G.K. Chesterton, who correctly observed that “only dead fish flow with the current”.

    Be assured of my prayers.

    • Athanasius,

      That’s a superb letter, and I’m so glad you copied it to Fr Morton – if that doesn’t make them see the error of this whole LGBT scandal, nothing will.

      • Margaret Mary

        Thank you. I hope I’m wrong but I suspect they are all now too hardened in their Liberalism to comprehend the seriousness of their words and actions, or inactions, in the public domain. How far removed they are from the holy and vigilant prelates the Church had prior to that novelty Council they call Vatican II.

        • Athanasius,

          I second wholeheartedly with Margaret Mary’s post: truly an inspiring and charitable letter – to those of us, that is, who are still trying to remain rooted in the supernatural, and thus remain obedient to the Catholic Church.

          I frankly wonder how this bishop – not to mention Fr. Morton – can say Mass without shame, and face Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament without blushing.

    • Athanasius,

      Your letter is outstanding and robed in true Christian charity. I truly hope that Bishop Toal will give it his prayerful attention and reflect on his episcopal duties. Also Father Morton.
      Sadly I expect that it will be filed away and ignored as that seems to be the modus operandi of the hierarchy today. Correction from a layman would be treated as mere impertinence or the work of a religious crank rather than a salutary wake up call. I hope I am wrong.

  18. RCA Victor & Elizabeth

    Thank you both for your support. I also think the bishop will file my letter in the waste paper basket under the heading “impertinent”, but he won’t be able to dismiss his conscience so quickly! Like, RCA Victor, I wonder how they can celebrate Mass without shame, and face Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament without blushing. Terrible as it sounds, the only answer I can come up with is that they don’t really have supernatural faith. I certainly hope I’m wrong on that score but can’t rationalise it otherwise.

    We’ll see if there is any kind of Catholic response to that letter in the coming days. I hope so for their souls’ sake.

    • Athanasius,

      Add my name to the list of those in admiration of your excellent letter to Bishop Toal – and I am delighted that you copied in Fr Morton. If we keep giving him 2 + 2 then surely, sooner or later, he will come up with 4.

      I wish I could disagree about the likely reaction/response to it, but I’m afraid it is only too clear where the Bishop’s sympathy lies – and it ain’t with the children at risk of being corrupted by the LGBT propaganda in schools as a result of the work of TIE, supported by Fr Morton, hailed as a “pioneer priest” in the work of normalising homosexual behaviour and ensuring its spread throughout society.

      Today after Mass more than one person who has been following this discussion opined that it HAD to be the case that the Bishop and Fr Morton were of homosexual orientation themselves and I’m inclined to believe the same. I refer you all to the link above, somewhere, leading to a website page listing “what homosexuals DO” (in their pseudo-sexual activity) and, I would posture, it is highly unlikely that anyone NOT of that inclination would actually promote it and seek to encourage children to embrace it as an legitimate “orientation”. Whatever happened to that good old-fashioned idea that priests should encourage the young in purity: role models like St John Bosco continue to inspire the young (at least those who are home-schooled – can’t speak for those who are falling victim to TIE and Father Morton).

      Whatever, Fr Morton and Bishop Toal are wrong to publicly contradict the teaching of the Church on sexual morality, and, in my considered opinion, they would not do so were they convinced of the truths of the Faith and the authority of the Church to guard and proclaim the natural moral law, so, Athanasius, you are onto something there, when you say: “Terrible as it sounds, the only answer I can come up with is that they don’t really have supernatural faith.”

      And it is precisely this loss of divine and Catholic Faith, including at the level of the upper hierarchy, that is foretold in the third part of the Fatima Message, popularly known as the Third Secret, according to Cardinal Ciappi: “In the Third Secret it is foretold that the crisis in the Church begins at the top.”

      • Editor,

        Unfortunately, Fr. Morton, Bishop Toal and their ilk will never finish the equation of 2 + 2 = _____ with the correct answer. To do so would mean having to examine their consciences and admit that they are wrong – which also means having to admit, even indirectly, that people of no influence, like us, are right.

        I agree with you about the likelihood of homosexuality in these two clerics. Along with that is the likelihood of blackmail by their fellow homosexuals, who in all probability have – or will – threaten to expose their behavior (i.e. “out them”) if they turn against or discipline their fellow travelers.

        Likewise with this disgraceful Father Martin, SJ, the Pope’s mouthpiece for “building bridges” to the LGBT “community” (which doesn’t actually exist). I’ve already taken it for granted that he is building bridges to his own mortal sin. Misery loves company, esp. in the corrupted priesthood, and these people already have their fill of it, but just wait until their unrepentant life on earth is done…..

  19. I wish to thank Athanasius also for his excellent letter and defence of the Faith. How right the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen was when he said

    “Who is going to save our Church? Not our Bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops like bishops and your religious act like religious”

    The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen also made a holy hour every day of his priesthood.

    http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2005/fsheen_hourday_july05.asp

    I’m, inclined to conclude also that they do not have any supernatural faith which is why they are acting so carnal and following the World instead of the Church leading the World out of its darkness.

    • RCA Victor,

      I didn’t see your link until after I’d commented on Lionel’s post on the Luther thread – he put the video directly into his comment which alerted me – you can right click to select “copy embed code” from YouTube videos and then paste the film directly onto the page. Like this… 😀

      Anyway, thank you for that – as I told Lionel on the Luther thread, I found the video clip incredibly moving. Just horrendous to watch each of those young men being taken out, forcibly, by police officers. Truly shocking.

      And, it is appropriate enough here, as well, since a group of us are going to be praying the Rosary outside St Bride’s church very soon… Watch this space although I sincerely hope we’re not removed by the cops. Glaswegians are confused enough about religion, so for the local constabulary to receive a call from a priest asking for praying Catholics to be removed from his church, would only confuse them further!

      • It is great to see young people taking a firm stand against this outrage.

        It has been brought to my attention on Facebook that this group is Sedevacantist. I can’t share the link because that is forbidden on this blog; however, I was just wondering if Catholic Truth has any way of confirming or refuting this claim. Do we have any links to who this group are?

        • Alex F,

          I will email Lionel to see if he knows about this group. Thank you for respecting our rule about sedevacantist sites, much appreciated.

          A SHORT TIME LATER…

          Lionel is looking into this, but he thinks this is the claim of our enemies, that the young men are simply traditional Catholics. He’s checking it out, though, to be sure.

  20. RCA Victor

    That demonstrates the demonic spirit at work in the Church right now. To see Catholics being forcibly removed by police from a Catholic Cathedral for praying the rosary takes this Pontificate of Francis to a new low. Yes, we have a rotten hierarchy in charge right now, men who have lost the faith.

  21. I don’t understand why we can’t just have a referendum about this homosexuality nonsense. We won the referendum on Brexit. If a referendum were called on the legality of homosexuality we would surely win again. Britons are sick and tired of being bullied by the liberal elite.

    • Nobby

      We don’t get a referendum on homosexuality because the liberal/Marxists know they would lose it. The SNP ran an online Consultation to get the views of people in Scotland on so-called “gay marriage”. The overwhelming response was NO and so Nicola Sturgeon went public to say she was disregarding that voice. So much for democracy! The quicker the people of the UK recognise that they are living under despotic liberal rule, the sooner they’ll be free again.

  22. Yes they are promoting it in the Catholic schools in Edinburgh. One pupil in Senior 5 at St Thomas Aquinas school in Edinburgh told me that in an English class last week they had to do a listening exercise which involved listening to an LGBT activist extolling the virtues of her cause. This pupil was very upset by it. She said “you hear about this on TV and you see it around you and you know it’s wrong but to be taught it at school, that really pierces your heart”. I have written to Archbishop Cushley to ask him what he is going to do about this child abuse in a ‘Catholic’ school.

    • Jane,

      Wonderful that you have written to the Archbishop. If only more Catholics were as zealous, instead of passively allowing their children to be corrupted. God bless you for that – and He will!

      Please let us know if you receive any reply – an acknowledgment, even!

      NOTE: assuming that you are blogging under your real name, be aware that you can remove your surname by going to “My Profile” on your dashboard, and where it says “display name publicly as” you can type Jane (or any pseudonym of your choice). Just remember to click “save changes”. I have taken the liberty of removing your surname for now, in case it causes you trouble, having named the school, but I can restore it if you let me know your preference.

  23. Well, well, well,

    A reader has just alerted me to this week’s bulletin for St Bride’s and, apart from the hilarity of a short notice on “Becoming a Catholic” asking parishioners to pass any names of interested people to Fr Morton, (the very LAST person to whom you would introduce a possible convert), there’s this little nugget:

    Reformation To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation Fr Morton will preach at Cambuslang parish church at 10.30 am on 29th October.

    Click here to read the entire bulletin

    • O to have been a fly on the wall in Cambuslang parish church on Sunday! The thought of what sort of insults Fr Morton would have hurled at the Catholic Church, just doesn’t bear thinking about. Luther would be proud.

  24. Editor

    Clearly another proof that Fr. Morton is heretical and should be avoided by all Catholics who value their eternal salvation.

  25. Your letter to Bishop Toal is excellent, Athanasius. I pray he takes to heart what you have said.

    Have read about the student expelled from Sheffield University, in the UK for expressing his Christian beliefs on the issue, saying on his personal facebook account that “same sex marriage is a sin whether we like it or not”.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-court-sides-with-university-in-expelling-student-who-called-gay-marriage

    The man had been studying for his MA in Social Work. The thought police are really in control.

    • How different from Fr Morton encouraging LGBT lessons to school children, AND,
      “Bullying due to a child’s gender identity or sexual orientation should be – a thing of the past”. These kind of lessons are more likely to cause confusion.

      Also consider his public support of homosexuality.

      Felix Ngole is bullied by being thrown out of his MA course in Social Work, which will impact on his job situation. Why? His stating that same sex marriage is a sin,

  26. Followers of the Church of England … or Followers of the Church of Christ?

    Special baptismal services to mark gender transition, priests living openly in clergy housing with their gay or lesbian partner, proposals for a service of blessing for same-sex couples following secular marriage….

    The Church of England has at last fully conformed to its name. It no longer follows the teachings of Christ, but has instead become a poodle church, endorsing and promulgating each and every fashionable idea put forward by the State – which by law now lays down the rules of what constitutes ‘acceptable’ religion. At the heart of this reconstituted belief system is no longer the belief that men and women are made in the image of God. Rather, God is remade in the image of man; which definition can of course now be changed and redefined to whatever at the time is deemed politically correct.

    The god of this reframed religion is no longer a God of truth, justice and mercy – but a squidgy, cuddly sort of deity who affirms whatever we want, no matter how seemingly outlandish and bizarre – because his one over-riding desire, trumping all else, is apparently for us to be happy! Which state can only be achieved in this brave new world by letting us have anything and everything we might desire, without regard to the eternal health and wellbeing of our souls. In fact, it’s questionable in this new belief system whether men and women actually have souls! But the one thing on which we can utterly depend, is that this religion won’t cause offence.

    Unless of course, you happen to believe the traditional teachings of the Bible. In which case, though you perhaps won’t dare say so, you’ll be very offended.

    We are at a crossroads, and it is time for each and every one of us to make a choice. It’s no longer enough just to produce rational arguments why the new system is not just flawed, but downright dangerous. No matter what the evidence, we’ll be either ignored or ridiculed – steamrollered out of the way by the ideological juggernaut of inclusivity and (intolerant) tolerance.

    So, to echo the words of St Paul, it is time for true believers to come out from amongst the apostates and be separate. Not in hatred or bigotry – as followers of the new religion try and maintain – but in faithfulness and obedience to the one who died that we might be set free.

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  27. N O T I C E . . .

    Public Rosary of Reparation – Saturday, 4th November, 2017, 2pm

    Our group prayed the fifteen decades of the Rosary outside St Bride’s in Cambuslang today at 2pm. We then prayed the St Michael, Archangel prayer (original version) and sang “I’ll Sing a Hymn To Mary”. Before the Rosary, during the Prayer to St Michael, and at the end of the event, different members of our group sprinkled the doors of the church with holy water.

    Today, the weather was cold but dry.

    Imagine then, our astonishment, when a rainbow appeared over the church during the Joyful Mysteries, fading away as we began the Sorrowful Mysteries. During the Sorrowful Mysteries, a few drops of rain fell: “not even a drizzle” as one person said, only a few drops (later, someone suggested that those few drops might represent Our Lady’s tears). Then, for the first three decades of the Glorious Mysteries, the rainbow re-appeared arching right over the church building, disappearing again during the final two decades. The rainbow was much brighter during the Glorious Mysteries than during the Joyful Mysteries.

    As our group dispersed and I was heading out of the church grounds, I saw Fr Morton who approached me with outstretched hand. All the rumours about him are true – he is a very nice person, kindly and friendly. When I told him about the rainbow he made the obvious (joking, I hope!) connection with the LGBT lobby but I reminded him that they have stolen this beautiful biblical image – so, no, the rainbow, we believe, was not God signalling his approval of homosexuality, but – on the contrary – God’s merciful and generous way of letting us know that He is pleased with our humble effort to make reparation for the recent scandal associated with St Bride’s, and we pray that some repair has been achieved.

    I had a very pleasant short chat with Fr Morton – he is, certainly, as many people have told me, a very nice person, most affable and approachable. Let’s all continue to keep him in our prayers.

  28. I was present at the public Rosary yesterday and could not believe my eyes when I saw the rainbow. It brought home to me that what we were doing was absolutely essential.

    Obviously God was blessing the Catholic Truth group for the public act of reparation – I was proud to be a part of this act of reparation.

    • Theresa Rose,

      Everyone who witnessed the rainbow phenomenon said the same. And one traditional priest asked me to let him know next time we are doing something similar, because he would like to join us if at all possible. I think it’s safe to say that there were many graces bestowed yesterday on those who attended and that includes the gentleman whose sat nav took him all over the place, so that in the end he gave up trying to find us, and decided to pray the rosary privately instead. There’s always one!

      I hope I’ve now managed to personally thank everyone who attended, but in case I’ve missed anyone, allow me to express my sincere thanks here, on the blog, to everyone who came along – many, if not most, of whom had made lengthy journeys by public transport, including one terminally ill gentleman (prognosis, six months to live) and several elderly men and women. Two of those who had travelled by public transport had undergone serious surgery in the relatively recent past and are still not restored fully to good health. We provided seats for the elderly, but given that it was a very cold day, their personal sacrifice is not to be underestimated – including that of the 80 year old gentleman who, with the help of his walking stick, travelled from the other end of the city by bus, to join us.

      By any standard, this was a beautiful and (please God) a spiritually fruitful event. We continue to pray for Fr Morton and the parishioners of St Bride’s.

      Finally, then, again, thanks to you, Theresa Rose, and to all who attended… God bless everyone who supported our humble Rosary of Reparation in Cambuslang yesterday. And He will! He definitely will!

      • Editor,

        As one of the coffin dodgers who attended the public rosary yesterday, I would like to point out that there were also a number of young people present. You have mentioned that a lot of elderly and sick people attended, but I think people reading the blog should know that there were also young people there. I was impressed at the number of under-sixties who attended.

        One of them was a teenager who led the rosary, and he was full of the cold, poor lad. Yet, no complaints, he stayed the course. It was the young ones who took turns to lead each of the mysteries of the rosary, and the time flew past.

        Everyone that I have spoken to about yesterday has told me that they had a most blessed day as a result and that they are receiving graces which they believe came from that public act of reparation. The whole thing was very powerful – I’m sure I speak for everyone who was there, when I say thank you to Catholic Truth for organising it.

        • Agnes,

          Thank you for that reminder about the young people present. I agree, they were impressive – especially the well-behaved little four year old girl, dangling her rosary as she settled under a bush for warmth! And the fifteen year old who did not let his sniffles win the day, but soldiered on, bravely.

          Like you, everyone I meet who attended loved it; one person said she has been “on a high” ever since.

          Let’s not forget the purpose of our Rosary, though, and continue to keep both Fr Morton and his parishioners in our prayers.

  29. It was inspiring to see what I consider to be a message of encouragement from Heaven. That makes it worthwhile standing in the cold, freezing!

    The rainbow showed that Our Lady approved of what we were doing and I definitely feel that the day was full of graces.

    • Catherine,

      Yes, the rainbow has inspired everyone – and for the reason you state; that it reveals Heaven’s approval of and encouragement for what we were doing. It’s certainly clarified my thinking about public prayer. As I have revealed on this blog in the past, I’ve never been keen on public rosaries – but yesterday changed my mind. If it so obviously pleases Our Lady, then, to paraphrase a famous remark, slightly, who am I to think differently? 😀

  30. I think the rainbow was nothing short of miraculous and a clear sign of Heavenly approval which even Father Weinandy would recognize, given that the natural conditions necessary for a rainbow to appear were apparently not present in the immediate vicinity. I hope the phenomenon registered clearly with the congenial Father Morton as something supernatural – that is, if the supernatural is a dimension of which he is cognizant! And if he is cognizant of it, that he is also aware that this dimension rules the natural world….not vice-versa, as in the modern Church, with its defective pontificates and its defective hierarchy and clergy.

    But I must ask Editor the obvious question: was my paycheck at one end of the rainbow?

    • RCA Victor,

      Your pay check/cheque is definitely in the post – if for no other reason than you are the first – possibly the only – blogger who did NOT attend the public rosary to comment on the rainbow! That makes you worth your weight in gold and your pay rise should reflect that… I say “should” when I ought to say “would”… would reflect that, if we had enough money to pay you in the first place, let alone give you a pay rise!

      It was suggested to me yesterday in conversation with some who hadn’t attended the Rosary, that the LGBT lobby will claim the rainbow as a sign that God was blessing and approving THEM – but one of the obvious answers to that is the question: when did a rainbow ever appear, outwith the usual conditions, if even then, during a ‘gay pride’ march?

      • Editor,

        If God approves of the disordered behavior of the LGBT mob, He would thus logically shower many blessings upon them. So how would all those blessings result in them being so miserably unhappy with themselves?

  31. While I have absolutely no doubt that Our Lady will bless abundantly all those who recited that rosary of reparation outside St. Bride’s, I very much doubt she’d have used a perfectly natural phenomena to display her pleasure.

    It is not uncommon for rainbows to appear in the sky even when conditions are dry. It could well be that a rainy shower has occurred a mile or two down the road, or it could just be that the atmospheric conditions above are conducive to a rainbow display. I have seem numerous rainbows in the sky in apparently dry weather conditions.

    When heaven sends a sign it is usually one that cannot be talked away by the likes of Fr, Morton, who will probably conclude that the rainbow on Saturday was just a normal natural phenomena. Had lightening struck his chapel roof during the rosary, then I think he would have had a little more difficulty explaining that bolt from the blue! As it happens, there were a number of rainbows over the weekend. i saw one from my garden and there was no rain.

    What troubles me more is Fr. Morton’s genial (read indifferent) response to the rosary being offered for his public scandal. This doesn’t make sense. The normal reaction on his part should have been annoyance that members of the faithful were reparing by prayer for his outrage, so I question his apparent friendliness. The only response acceptable from Fr. Morton would be a genuine repentance for the scandal he has given together with a promise to repair publicly asap. In the absence of such sorrow and undertaking, his smiling face and warm handshake mean absoutely nothing. I am personally convinced that Bishop Toal is using this priest as an episcopal mouthpiece for bringing Catholic moral teaching into question. Bishop Toal has not responded to my letter, not even to acknowledge it, which means he’s up to his neck in this along with the smiling, ever-tolerant Fr. Morton.

    Let’s hope that public rosary will go a long way to converting them or silencing them.

    • Athanasius,

      Personally, I always associate rainbows with appearing after rain, and I can’t remember ever seeing one on a dry day, but I don’t think that is the issue here. Even if there were millions of rainbows all over the place on Saturday in dry weather, the fact that one appeared over that church at that time, and stayed, off and on, for the length of the rosary, arching right over the length of the church, is enough to convince me that God used it to encourage the good souls praying in reparation that day. I’ve been fascinated reading about it and I think that there is just nobody confronting the LGBT dominance in society, that it’s not surprising that God would send a sign of his pleasure to the CT group.

      I’m not sure about your comments on the priest. I wouldn’t have expected him to go about like a raging bull, and I wouldn’t have expected those saying the rosary to set about him either, LOL! That would have achieved nothing good. I’m glad he was polite to editor and she to him – maybe that can be taken forward.

    • Athanasius,

      “While I have absolutely no doubt that Our Lady will bless abundantly all those who recited that rosary of reparation outside St. Bride’s, I very much doubt she’d have used a perfectly natural phenomena to display her pleasure.”

      I couldn’t disagree more. What better way could Our Lady display her pleasure at a group of Catholics gathering outside a church where the priest has publicly supported the LGBT movement, than by the using the very natural phenomena that the LGBT people have taken as their symbol – the rainbow?!

      I think you are making the mistake of thinking of miraculous happenings as claps of thunder and such like dramatic actions. That’s not how I think of them. I see Our Lady making her presence felt in all sort of little ways in my life, yet which are unmistakeable to me. Others would laugh and say this or that was just a coincidence – that’s not unusual. That’s how the world thinks but we have the faith and should not miss the little signs that Heaven sends our way.

      I know you were not present at the rosary on Saturday but I was, and the atmosphere of prayer and reverence was just beautiful. There was a special grace about the occasion which those of us who attended will never forget. I’m in no doubt at all that the rainbow appeared just as we began the Joyful Mysteries, as a sign of Our Lady’s love and pleasure at what we were doing, however imperfectly. She knew our intention was to make reparation and that undoubtedly pleased her. She was determined to show us that the rainbow does not belong to the homosexuals!

      About the Bishop not answering your letter – the bishops hardly ever answer letters from people who are taking them to task in some way, so I wouldn’t take it personally. Editor pointed out at the Fatima Conference in May that the newsletter came into being precisely because they got fed up writing to the bishops and getting no replies, so you’re in good company there!

      • Agnes,

        I have the same experiences of little ways that Our Lady lets me know she is helping me. I am often startled, but they are things too small to tell others who would definitely say it was just a coincidence! I know differently!

        The Rosary on Saturday sounds fantastic. I am in full agreement with your statement that Our Lady “was determined to show us that the rainbow does not belong to the homosexuals!” LOL! That was obviously a very blessed occasion and I am sure the priest will have gained graces from it.

  32. Athanasius

    I would suggest that Fr Morton’s response does make sense. Your response is from a Catholic perspective. Oil and water.

    • Therese

      I’m not so sure about that. If it was a matter of theology then I would probably agree. However, Fr. Morton has spoken out to the detriment of Christian morals, which even conservative Protestants would never contemplate. So unless his Christian conscience is completely dead (and I seriously hope not), then he must know the gravity of his public utterances and the negative impact they could have on young souls. At any rate, he certainly shouldn’t be smiling about the scandal he has given.

  33. Fr. Morton’s congeniality also struck me as odd, when you consider the numerous hostile responses, recorded here, to demonstrations and interventions of the real Catholic Faith in venues controlled by modern Catholics. It could well be that he is so sure of himself and the security of his position that his congeniality was just condescension – or even contempt – in disguise.

    • RCA Victor,

      The remarks about Fr Morton’s pleasant enough disposition have really surprised me. Even the Jack Rippers of this world tend to be nice, not nasty – otherwise their intended victims would have a huge clue.. and take off in double quick time!

      Everyone who has met Fr Morton has stressed to me what a nice person he is. One of the “old-timer” men who attends the SSPX chapel in Glasgow gave me very short shrift when I was advertising our forthcoming public rosary after Mass, insisting that HE knew Fr Morton and that he is “a very good priest” – not just a “nice man”!

      The nature of this crisis is that the clergy is suffering from spiritual blindness – not bad manners! Modernists believe that the Church needs to change and the seminaries (not to mention Pope Francis) have seen to it that young priests like Fr Morton have fallen prey to this heresy. I’ve described him as “a bad priest”, quoting St Catherine of Siena, at the top of this thread, for that reason, making a distinction between his professional vocation as a priest and his pleasant natural disposition. Manifestly, he does not understand that it’s the LGBT sinners who need to change, not the Church’s upholding of the moral law which identifies their sin. Let’s focus on getting that message across to him, instead of using his good social manners against him. There’s no point in trying to make a case against him based on nothing more than his pleasant disposition.

      For the record, I could sense no “contempt” from him in my short, few minutes, of conversation with him on Saturday. If anything, I would say he may have been a little unsure of himself – remember, I have a reputation for being a very militant, wicked woman.

      You have to laugh (at the idea that I’m “militant”) 😀

  34. Reading about this wonderful Rainbow sends a shiver down the spine how very amazing….I do think when people make an effort to speak up and out Holy messages are sent I remember many years ago at a Pro Life Walk in London with many people there Praying out of nowhere a huge Cross appeared in the Sky above up ..it wasnt an airplanes trail and also The Sun came out on this bleak drab day and stayed as long as the Cross did ….Many people were in tears including myself it was so moving, so I fully understand your joy and reverence of The glorious Rainbow …beautiful

    • Wendy Walker,

      So true. And although we all know that lightning is a “natural” phenomenon, I’m sure we all remember thinking that the lightning strikes on St Peter’s Dome x twice on the day of Pope Benedict’s resignation/abdication were a message (of disapproval!) from Heaven. Goodness, even the BBC commented thus at the time!

      • Editor,

        I remember those lightning strikes! What a shock that was and on the Feast of the Rosary, on the same day Pope Benedict resigned. WOW! I’d forgotten about that. Yes, I think God uses the weather – and it’s no more ridiculous to think that than to blame a few plastic bags, LOL!

        • I remember those lightning strikes on St Peter’s dome on the day of Pope Benedict’s resignation – they were no coincidence!

          The public rosary in Cambuslang sounds wonderful and again that rainbow was no coincidence.

          Was there a lot in attendance?

          • Josephine,

            I counted those who had arrived at the start, and there were 16 present, but more arrived during the Rosary and I didn’t think to count again. One person suggested there were 18 in all, another said 20, I stopped asking after that in case we got to 100 and witnesses would be produced to tell a different story!

            And, of course, don’t forget our friend who pulled over to the side of the road to pray the rosary with us on the dot of 2pm because his sat nav took him in the wrong direction, and two others who told me in advance that they wouldn’t be able to come along but would pray the rosary at the same time, with us, 2pm.

            I should take this opportunity, too, to say that I did not actually see the rainbow at all, myself.

            We were standing in a circle, and those with their backs to the church didn’t see it. I was facing front, church to the left, and I didn’t look over in that direction at all – being lost in wondering and very mystical contemplation 😀

            One lady who was facing the church didn’t see it either, because she kept her eyes downcast throughout (to her later regret!) but everyone else on that side of the circle witnessed it and realised the significance.

            Interestingly, the lady who was facing the church with eyes downcast who didn’t see the rainbow, told me later that she hadn’t realised the LGBT people had appropriated the rainbow as their symbol, and was puzzled at the importance attached to it next day when we were talking about it after Mass. Later, she told me that she had “shivers” when someone explained the significance. Although she’d seen the brightly coloured flags etc on news broadcasts, she hadn’t realised they were representative of the rainbow.

            So, “were there a lot of people in attendance at our public rosary”?

            Not nearly as many as there should have been. To repeat the quote from St Pius X at the beatification ceremony for St. Joan of Arc, words which never fail to stir my own conscience…

            In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked, lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men. All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.

            Oh! if I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: What are those wounds in the midst of Thy hands? the answer would not be doubtful: With these was I wounded in the house of them that loved Me. I was wounded by My friends, who did nothing to defend Me, and who, on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of My adversaries.

            And this reproach can be leveled at the weak and timid Catholics of all countries.

    • Heloisa,

      I think that report was posted either further up this thread or on our previous thread on the same topic. It is, of course, right at the heart of this issue; any “pastoral care” for homosexuals can only take place within the context of the Church’s teaching on chastity for all, so Bishop Toal is correct.

      It’s just a pity that he does not repeat that truth “in season and out of season”, especially when one of his priests seems to be preaching a different gospel. To encourage LGBT people to attend Mass without specifically making clear that they may not receive Communion unless they confess their sin(s) and turn away from any mortal sin, notably any public sin such as living with a (homo)sexual partner, is very gravely wrong.

      The Bishop needs to make that clear when, in cases such as the one under discussion, a priest has publicly, through church bulletins picked up by journalists, given the impression that the Church’s teaching does not apply or that the Church has done harm in the past by this teaching. As if it can be harmful to enforce disciplines intended to save souls from Hell!

      • Oops! Yes, Editor,I have since noted there’s an entire thread on it. It was good, however, to see that Bishop Toal had at least said something. Appears though, to be suffering from the same disease as the Pope – inconsistency – one minute pro doctrine, the next refusing to defend it. Or perhaps, as you say, this season he says one thing, next season changes his mind? Well, who wants to be bothered with winter on its way?

        • Heloisa,

          I think regardless of what Bishop Toal said when pressed (!), the proof of the pudding is in action. He has taken no public action against Fr. Morton, as he should have done. That speaks volumes about Bishop Toal. He has simply failed in his duty to protect the flock.

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