Beattie to Talk in Westminster Diocese
|Perhaps somebody needs to notify the Archbishop of Westminster of this talk|
I'd like to say this is a joke poster, but sadly it isn't. This is, I believe, a similarly-titled talk to that which was cancelled in the Diocese of Clifton. Perhaps Tina Beattie believes she is safer 'closer to home'. Think again, Tina!
Tina's brand clearly isn't absolutely toxic yet, despite the fact that a recent overseas talk has been cancelled because she is on the record dissenting from the Magisterium in her literature and more.
Perhaps someone could email this to the Papal Nuncio or something. Important, too, to notify His Grace, Archbishop Vincent Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org since it is highly unlikely that His Grace is aware of this.
If this lady is not suitable for a Catholic University in San Diego or in the Catholic Diocese of Clifton, then I fail to see why she would be suitable for the Diocese of the Mother Church of England and Wales.
At a time when the Archbishop of Westminster, we are assured, is fighting tooth and nail to maintain the dignity and definition of the institution of marriage, it would be sad if tacit approval and credibility was given by His Grace's Diocese to someone who recently released a statement, on the record:
“I was one of 27 Catholic signatories to a letter published in the Times on Monday, August 13, which suggested that “it is perfectly proper for Catholics, using fully informed consciences, to support the legal extension of civil marriage to same-sex couples”. The letter did not commit any of the signatories to a position for or against same-sex civil marriage. Rather, it was putting across a reasoned argument as to why there are sound principles for Catholics in good conscience to take a number of different views on social policy issues such as same-sex civil marriage, even if these do not agree with the position stated by the hierarchy.”
...only then to turn around and call upon the Bishops Conference of England and Wales to join her in mission of rebellion. Oh and she also compared the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to gay sex. Is this the kind of speaker the Diocese of Westminster wants?
Please pray and do what you can to ensure people who need to understand our concern over Dr Beattie are aware of this talk. As well as ensuring that the Archbishop's public reputation is not damaged by the public appearance of Dr Beattie in His Grace's Diocese it is vital that souls are spared from a messenger who often brings confusion, disharmony and discord to matters which pertain to the Faith, as evidenced by her own words.