LGBT ‘Pride’ Masses Spreading Blasphemy Throughout England

LGBT ‘Pride’ Masses Spreading Blasphemy Throughout England

The Catholic diocese of Salford in north-west England has joined the shamefully growing number of UK Catholic dioceses hosting “LGBT+ Masses.” In every case, these blasphemous parodies enjoy the support of their respective local bishops.

Advertisements for the Masses are emblazoned with the rainbow flag or popular Catholic images such as crosses or the Sacred Heart filled with the rainbow colours. Several of the groups involved in organising these Masses take part in their local homosexual “pride” events.

In none of the advertisements or official publications about these Masses is the Catholic Church’s authoritative, constant teaching that homosexual sexual acts are inherently sinful made clear.

This increase in LGBT+ Masses around the country has been welcomed by LGBT+ Catholics Westminster. This group has enjoyed the long-term support of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who is both their local ordinary and the senior Catholic cleric in England.

In March of this year, the group were given privileged seats at a papal audience in St Peter’s Square, Rome, after which they were invited to meet and take photographs with Pope Francis.

They were introduced to Pope Francis by Martin Pendergrast, an ex-priest who has been in a civil union with Julian Filochowski, the former head of Cafod, since 2006.