Westminster LGBT+… Pope Francis Welcomes Militant Homosexuals

The third LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pilgrimage to Rome ended yesterday, Sunday, 10 March 2019. On Ash Wednesday, the 16 pilgrims, including parents and family members, alongside LGBT_ Catholics with Pilgrimage Chaplain, Fr David Stewart SJ, attended the morning General Audience with Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square. At the end of the Audience the group was invited to meet Pope Francis.

The Pilgrimage Leader, Martin Pendergast, a member of the LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council, introduced the group to the Holy Father, explaining that they formed part of the LGBT+ pastoral ministry outreach of Westminster Diocese. Each pilgrim received a gift of a rosary from Pope Francis who shook hands with the group’s members.

Later, on Ash Wednesday afternoon, the group was able to take part in Pope Francis’ Mass and Imposition of Ashes in the Church of Santa Sabina. In the evening they was warmly welcomed at an Ecumenical Liturgy of the Word & Blessing of Ashes with English-speaking Anglicans, Catholics and Methodists, in the Church of St Ignatius.

The programme included a conversation with Rome-based journalists, Christopher Lamb (The Tablet) and Robert Mickens (La Croix International) giving their perspectives on Pope Francis’ Church reform strategy, not least following the recent Vatican Sexual Abuse Summit. They were also addressed by the American moral theologian, Professor James Keenan SJ, on the Pope’s response to the 2014/2015 Synods on Marriage & Family. He focused on Pope Francis’ key-principles of ‘accompaniment’ and ‘moral discernment’ as vital considerations in addressing LGBT concerns.

The group celebrated Mass in the room where St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, died; and also in the Titular Church of Cardinal Vincent Nichols – The Most Holy Redeemer & St. Alphonsus. Cardinal Nichols’ Pilgrimage Morning Prayer, remembering victims of homophobia and transphobia was said in the St.Bartholomew-on-the-Tiber Church, which commemorates martyrs of our own times and is run by the San Egidio Community.  Source – Independent Catholic News

Comment:

As our blogger, Westminster Fly, who sent me this news wrote: “The Westminster LGBT brigade are untouchable now…” And he threw in an additional short report for good measure. Click here to read it.

Photographed below, Pope Francis greets the LGBT+ chaplain, Fr David Stewart SJ.

I’m speechless – what about you?  Do you agree that these militant homosexuals are “untouchable” now that they have the Pope’s full, undisguised support and  “the visuals” to prove it?  And ask yourself what the plus (+)  sign means in LGBT+  – It might be that, as we reported in the current newsletter, March, 2019, just as the early homosexual rights group in Scotland (Scottish Minorities Group) promoted the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), so the contemporary LGBT movement is still supporting if not actively promoting, paedophile rights.  Is there a detective in the house who might contact Stonewall to ask them?  Click on the image of the Catholic Truth Private Eye below to find contact details for Stonewall…  After all, we don’t want to imply anything untoward, so we really ought to check up on the meaning of that plus sign in LGBT+  

33 responses

      • The + sign is now in case they run out of Letters of the Alphabet and as the readers have said it covers all Deviant behaviour. So I suppose theirs method in their Madness. God Help Us From These Deviants.

  1. Editor,

    I was about to respond that the ‘+’ symbol refers to QIA. Which in turn stand for Questioning, Intersex and Asexual. I thought this was an abbreviation to make for a more wieldy acronym.

    However I googled it, and found references to LGBTQIA+.

    (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/style/lgbtq-gender-language.html)

    That ‘+’ again.

    I think the reality is that the ‘+’ refers to any group of vocal persons with an odd sexuality, who would care to jump on the bandwagon. After all, the numbers of such people are actually miniscule and so activists will “take what they can get” in terms of growing their numbers.

    I have no doubt that there are persons who would like to include paedophilia / pederasty within the ‘+’ envelope. The deep links between “gay rights” and paedophilia are well known, even in modern times.

    Some examples:

    – the German Green party campaigned to legalise paedophilia in the 1980s and later had to apologise for this. Ross Greer MSP, who considers himself morally superior to all and sundry, regularly promotes the German Green party via twitter.

    – “gay rights” doyen, Peter Tatchell, previously spoke in support of paedophilia and pederasty. He said it was “courageous” for men to admit to sexual attraction to boys and that sexual activity between them was a “rite of passage” which children could “enjoy”. I think this is a big reason why we do not hear so much from creepy Mr Tatchell these days. He is utterly shameless, as shown by his attacks on Pope Benedict XVI over “paedophilia”.

    – the US group NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love association) which advocates paedophilia and pederasty, continues to operate to this day.

    – it is notable how most public homosexual male pairings (usually celebrities) involve a stark age mismatch between the partners. Examples include Elton John & David Furnish, Tom Daily and Lance Black, Stephen Fry and the young man (I do not know his name) he calls his husband.

    The example show that, while of course most homosexual men are not inclined towards young men or boys, there are most certainly those who would try to push the envelope, if they felt they could do so with impunity in a permissive environment (as we have seen before).

    A learning point is that, unless society keeps a very clear understanding of human sexuality in mind, then there are people who think “anything goes”.

    • Gabriel Syme,

      There was a group which published under the LGBTP label, and I visited their site to read their defence of promoting paedophile rights. Happily, I managed to get screen shots and published it all in the newsletter a while back.

      When I later tried to find them online, they’d disappeared. Now you will find links leading to the LGBT+ lobby decrying those who added on the “P” or, as Margaret Mary has said, they now claim it means “Pans-sexual”; given that, in the end, that means “…with whoever you choose”, it boils down to the same thing. Paedophilia can be and is justifiable using the rational for LGBT behaviour – if it feels “natural” for you, no problem as you rightly describe it in your concluding sentence. Scandalous.

  2. PS These videos were made when the Soho Masses were being held at the Warwick Street church – Our Lady of the Assumption. The group have now renamed themselves Westminster LGBT Catholics and the Masses are now currently held at the Jesuit church in Farm Street, London.

    • Westminster Fly,

      I’ve just watched both of those videos. Shocking, shocking, shocking!

      And Cardinal Nichols tells the objectors to these sacrileges to “hold their tongues”.

      I am genuinely lost for words.

    • WF,

      I’d seen those videos before – utterly disgraceful. Thank you for posting them as they serve as a reminder of the deviance – certainly from the Faith – of Cardinal Nichols.

    • Crofterlady,

      With oodles of respect…

      You’re missing the point! The congregation is made up of actively homosexual people! THAT is the scandal. These are “gay” Masses, can you believe.

  3. What?! The entire congregation?! Yes, I see that now but it just didn’t, couldn’t penetrate my Catholic being. Or any decent being for that matter. That is beyond disgusting, a sacrilege. And in a Catholic church too. Please don’t ask me on what planet I reside. I wish I did reside on Mars or somewhere far far away from these perverts.

    • Crofterlady,

      You’ve probably forgotten, or not linked this lot, with the Soho Masses as they used to be called.

      Something people forget is that these homosexuals didn’t approach Archbishop/Cardinal Nichols to ask for these Masses – HE APPROACHED THEM!

      It’s really beyond shocking.

      Does anybody really believe that that man’s Masses are “valid” and even if they are, will be please God? My vote is “no way” .

      • Fidelis,
        That isn’t entirely accurate about Cardinal Nichols approaching them. This group used to operate out of an Anglican church in Soho, with unofficial Masses being offered by dissident priests such as Fr Bernard Lynch, even back in Cardinal Hume’s time. The group changed its name and moved to the Warwick St Catholic church during Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor’s time. To be fair, Cardinal Nichols just inherited a pre-existing problem – although, of course, he handled it incredibly badly. One of the people who played a prominent role in setting the whole thing up was (then) Bishop Bernard Longley, who also publicly attacked those who opposed these Masses. An Open Letter to him about this was published in the Catholic Truth newsletter years ago. If I find a copy, I will post it. However, this doesn’t exonerate Cardinal Nichols as he has acted appallingly over the whole affair. I know for a fact that if someone complained about these Masses who hadn’t any firm evidence of dissent other than what they had read in the press, he used to reply to them and write words to the effect that negative reports had been greatly exaggerated, that all was well, etc, etc. However, if you wrote to him and provided hard physical evidence of the dissent that was being promoted at these Masses (as I did) he just ignored you. I’ll try and find that Open Letter to (then) Bishop Longley.

        • I found that letter to Archbishop Longley from 2010 (below). He was an Archbishop at that date, not a Bishop as I stated before. Please be aware that it contains obscenities. Also, some of the internet links shown may no longer work. I strongly advise not clicking on them anyway, as some contain pornographic images.

          “You may recall that I corresponded with you at some length prior to, and after the transition of the ‘Soho Masses’ to the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory at Warwick Street. I have just read your interview in this week’s Tablet. Just for the record, I am not one of those who stand outside the Masses and pray in reparation (please note: pray not protest – a misleading term which both yourself and Elena Curti used during the course of the interview), although I am fully supportive of those who do go there to pray in reparation.

          I am so very sorry that you have once again given a false impression about the agenda of those who founded and continue to run the Soho Masses – specifically this quote: “The Church does not, as it were, have a moral means-testing of people before they come to receive the sacraments and it is very easy to jump to and come to the wrong conclusions about people when you don’t know them”. I think both you and I know that nobody is jumping to any wrong conclusions about the Soho Masses Pastoral Council and its followers, as many of them freely and openly admit that they either (a) oppose Catholic teaching on homosexuality (b) are known members of dissident homosexual organisations (c) practice their sexuality, or (d) have entered into civil partnerships, and in one case (that of a Eucharistic Minister and a Reader at the Soho Masses, Tee Earls and Troy Kaser) have undergone a ‘marriage’ ceremony in America. See:- http://kingfriday.co.uk/boston-wedding-plan-details

          I fail to see how you could have remained unaware of the open dissent of this group, which was comprised of members of the dissident Roman Catholic Caucus of the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement, but started using the title Soho Masses Pastoral Council for the Warwick Street Masses, particularly in view of all the irrefutable evidence that I sent to you at the time. I understand that you met with Martin Pendergast prior to the Masses moving to Warwick Street – and I cannot believe that you would be unaware of his history of dissent, as he has been publicly opposing Catholic teaching on homosexuality for decades. I also cannot believe that you would be unaware that he has entered into a civil partnership with Julian Filochowski, as this has been widely reported. Such an action goes against the 2003 Vatican document on homosexual unions, and Martin Pendergast publicly called on Pope Benedict XVI to apologise for that document – see here:-
          http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/aug/19/catholic-gay-adoption-victory-vulnerable-children Martin also frequently (and erroneously) publicly states that Church teaching on homosexuality is not binding on the faithful. Do you think that Martin and Julian are in “good standing with the Church”?

          Members of the SMPC wrote the following about their negotiations for the Soho Masses with you in ‘Pink News’:- http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2009/10/01/new-archbishop-of-birmingham-helped-organise-gay-masses :- Martin Pendergast said:- “I can assure others who have commented that there was no demand on us to ‘remain celibate and agree that homosexual acts are wrong’ ” and also Terence Weldon (Eucharistic Minister and SMPC committee member) said:- “I agree with my friend and colleague Martin (above) who notes that during the extensive consultation process around the Soho gay Masses, Bishop Longley at no time expressed any demand that we remain celibate or agree with Church teaching”. How do you square your silence with the teaching found in the 1986 CDF document encouraging the bishops to do the following:-

          “We encourage the Bishops, then, to provide pastoral care in full accord with the teaching of the Church for homosexual persons of their dioceses. No authentic pastoral programme will include organizations in which homosexual persons associate with each other without clearly stating that homosexual activity is immoral. A truly pastoral approach will appreciate the need for homosexual persons to avoid the near occasions of sin. We would heartily encourage programmes where these dangers are avoided. But we wish to make it clear that departure from the Church’s teaching, or silence about it, in an effort to provide pastoral care is neither caring nor pastoral. Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral. The neglect of the Church’s position prevents homosexual men and women from receiving the care they need and deserve. . . ”

          ” . . . All support should be withdrawn from any organizations which seek to undermine the teaching of the Church, which are ambiguous about it, or which neglect it entirely. Such support, or even the semblance of such support, can be gravely misinterpreted. Special attention should be given to the practice of scheduling religious services and to the use of Church buildings by these groups, including the facilities of Catholic schools and colleges. To some, such permission to use Church property may seem only just and charitable; but in reality it is contradictory to the purpose for which these institutions were founded, it is misleading and often scandalous. . . ”

          Not a few have publicly made the point that homosexuals who strive to be chaste and conform to the teachings of the Church wouldn’t be seen anywhere near the Soho Masses.

          Whenever members of the Soho Masses Pastoral Council or attendees of the Mass have made public statements – even very recently – they have either openly rejected the teaching of the Church on homosexuality or openly declared that they are partnered, practising homosexuals. I don’t want to overburden you with evidence, but if you wish, I can point you to many internet articles and magazine articles to prove my point – and I think you know full well that I would be able to do that. If you wish to see all the evidence that has been garnered over the years, then please let me know and I will happily send it to you. Not once have I ever known anyone connected with the Soho Masses to publicly state that they fully and unequivocally support Catholic teaching on homosexuality, but there are plenty of instances of their open dissent.

          One serious instance that I will put before you is that of Terence Weldon, who is on the SMPC Committee as a Eucharistic Minister and he also arranges the rotas for the Eucharistic Ministers and Readers at the Soho Masses. He runs several ‘gay’ blogs, but the most regularly updated one is called ‘Queering the Church’ http://queering-the-church.com/blog Weldon has openly confessed to being a partnered, practising homosexual who vigorously opposes Church teaching on homosexuality. His blog frequently contains homoerotic pictures, blasphemous pictures and words, and four-letter words.
          Things recently took an even more sinister turn on this blog. Weldon wrote an article on December 10th titled ‘Building Sexual Theology From the Ground Up’ http://queering-the-church.com/blog/theology/gay-lesbian-theology/building-sexual-theology-from-the-ground-up In this article he promotes another blog ‘Enhanced Masculinity’ by someone called Paul Robert. Weldon states:- “We are all familiar with the established, restrictive views on human sexuality espoused by the Vatican. In my writing on queer faith, I have often expressed views that some find controversial – but my regular readers generally find more helpful. Some gay Catholics, and some priests, have been led to conclusions even more provocative than my own. One such is “Paul Robert”, who describes himself at his site Enhanced Masculinity (http://enhancedmasculinity.blogspot.com ) as a Catholic “priest trying to put together a new theology of male homosexuality”. His tone and style are markedly different to mine, but there is a fundamental point of theological agreement here: in the absence of any realistic sexual ethics taught by the nominally celibate men of the Vatican, we have no choice but to find our own path, and build a meaningful framework for sexual ethics from the ground up.”
          Paul Robert posted the following words on his blog on December 12th:- “For enhanced males, or what I used to call “men of cock”, venerating cock, solo, or sharing cock with other men, is not a sin, it is a religious duty.” And Archbishop Longley – please believe me – these are some of the mildest words on this blog. Another piece writes about using the Holy Name of Jesus along with the f*** word, while committing homosexual acts. The blog is full of hardcore homosexual pornographic pictures. I strongly urge you not to go into it, unless you want to prove what I am saying.
          Archbishop Longley, you surely must be able to see the diabolical element in all this – why on earth would Terence Weldon want to bring such blasphemous filth to the attention of others? Although Weldon acknowledges that Paul Robert’s blog is ‘not for the faint-hearted’ he certainly doesn’t voice any disapproval of the material found on the blog. Do you seriously think Weldon should be allowed to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to others, or be on a Committee which runs these Masses? I have asked Archbishop Nichols this question, but as usual, got no reply.
          With all this evidence, what can one say? It isn’t so much about making assumptions about other people, as taking them at their word. If they openly say that they don’t accept the Church’s teaching on homosexuality, and if they openly admit to being in civil partnerships and ‘gay marriages’, and if they openly admit to practising their sexuality, why should anyone disbelieve them? It would be irrational to do so. It is irrational that you continue to make excuses for them, in spite of all the evidence available. By voicing your continued scandalous support for what is occurring at Warwick Street, you have utterly betrayed homosexuals who struggle to lead chaste lives in accordance with the teaching of the Church – and not just homosexuals, but all people who struggle, sometimes heroically, to keep the moral teachings of the Church. I think we both know that the only struggle going on at Warwick Street is the struggle to overthrow Church teaching and maintain an environment where people can parade their dissent and never be challenged. You should be ashamed of yourself for enabling such a situation.

  4. I found another photo of that bunch, openly displaying a banner say “LGBT Catholics, Westminster”

    They just have no shame – nor does the Pope.

    • As with most ‘dissident’ groups, it is somewhat of a comfort to know that this group is largely composed of elderly males, who won’t be around for too much longer. Of its nature, a group like this is self-defeating. It doesn’t attract large swathes of youngsters from the so-called ‘gay community’ who are too busy pubbing and clubbing and doing what they do, and are hardly likely to want to sit in a church and sing ’70’s folk hymns with a bunch of old men. Whenever this group have these Masses or meetings they desperately try to pad them out with relatives and friends and non-Catholics, to make it look as though there is a big pastoral demand out there, when there simply isn’t. A while back I saw an article stating ambitious plans to have ‘gay Masses’ in every diocese. It hasn’t happened. There simply isn’t enough ‘gay’ people interested in Church-going, and ironically, the so-called ‘gay community’ actually realise that practising homosexuality and practising Catholicism just cannot co-exist – even though the people like those in the above photo, try to reconcile the irreconcilable.

  5. It really is beyond belief. What chance do we have trying to uphold the moral law in the workplace when the Pope himself approves of this stuff? Humanly speaking, the deviants have won. The only consolation is that we know Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart will triumph!

  6. I saw the name Martin Pendergast above. As I remember things, he and Julian Filochofski ( I may have that spelling all wrong) became a “pair” long ago, and Julian Filochofski used to run Cafod until he had to resign that post. I also think that Martin Pendergast is a former priest!
    The amount of homosexuals around Pope Francis is a massive scandal and the cause of much that is wrong with the Church right now.

  7. And the latest news from Australia is that the saying “a kangaroo court” has been born out in the flesh. Cardinal Pell has been sentenced to Six Years jail for a crime he never committed but the court was determined to find him guilty after the climate of opinion which has been festering here, stirred on by the media and all the bad publicity which the Inquiry into Child Abuse fanned out blaming Catholic Priests more than any other group in society..

  8. We must see this heavy trial through which we are going, as a purification and therefore accompany Christ with love in this new passion from which the Church will triumph.

    The gates of hell will not prevail against the Church (Matthew 16:18).

    The impenetrable wall that the Church has at her disposal is holiness and the saints who build it act quietly, because the good does not make any noise…
    Of course, the saints are not interesting hostile agitators who want to harm the Church and destroy her, but to no avail.

    It happens that we discover some of these saints according to the divine will when God deems it necessary…

    But many escape our knowledge, because the grace that they make fruitfully grow without our knowledge, produces wonderful fruits against which the demon is disarmed and which radiate and contribute to the salvation of souls…

    This is a titanic struggle, that is why we must implore the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate that She guides us and protects us in the storm.

  9. We are seeing the collapse of all credibility in the Vatican and in the senior hierarchs. The devotees of the grisly LGBT agenda are scenting victory under this present pontificate. With a few exceptions the Catholic bishops of E&W will follow the bishops and bishopesses of the CofE in accommodating the new leftist orthodoxy as far as they can. They’ve sold out. The only section of society to oppose strongly the assaults on their children by LGBT indoctrination is the Muslim community. What does that tell us?

  10. Perhaps the one good thing about this is –

    When you consider how long this group has been active, its high profile and the significant local support it has received at all levels up to and including Cardinal Nichols himself, it can only muster around a dozen mostly elderly people (as per the photo).

    I am sure there will be others not in attendance, for sure, but this is hardly the stuff of revolution. Of course, I am not saying it should be tolerated, but just taking a perspective.

    Of course people with same sax attraction should feel welcome i nth Church,a s they strive to live a christian life with the rest of us sinners. However, they should do that along with the rest of us sinners, in the same pews, rather than insisting on a specific platform for themselves.

    I saw a great reply from a priest to James Martin on twitter recently. Martin was, as usual, bogusly claiming “LGBT catholics” are “singled out” for harsh treatment.

    The priest asked how many ordinary Catholics publicly campaign for IVF, abortion or divorce etc to be formally accepted by the Church. He pointed out only one group public hyphenate their Catholic identify and attempt to dictate the terms of their Catholicity.

  11. All very good points folks, not least the fact that these militant homosexuals are a dying (literally) breed.

    It remains shocking, however, that the Pope agreed to be photographed with them – and that without them kneeling in repentance, faced with his wagging finger. That’ll be the day!

    • Wendy Walker,

      That’s a really interesting report. I see one parent has withdrawn his child to teach at home and I think more and more people will do that It’s the only way to get the message across.

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