After Ireland’s vote to end its ban on abortion last May, the next step is a campaign to normalize the practice of homosexuality.
The most visible Catholic spokesman for the attempt to “build bridges” in this area is Fr. James Martin, S.J. He is scheduled to speak at the World Meeting of Families to take place in Dublin on August 21-26.
The Irish Society for Christian Civilisation is circulating a petition to urge the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, to disinvite Fr. James Martin. Over 10,000 signatures have already been gathered. More are needed.
The petition makes clear its purpose in the following language:
The hosting by your Archdiocese of the World Meeting of Families should be a joyful occasion for Ireland. The choice of Dublin as venue by Pope Francis should serve as a consolation for Ireland at a difficult time and is of course the effective reason for the Pope’s pastoral visit.
We are disappointed and greatly concerned that Fr. James Martin, S.J. will speak at the event, casting a shadow over its proceedings. Fr. Martin is well known for his dissent from Church teaching on sexual morality. He has articulated views which condone homosexual behavior in contradiction of the Magisterium.
The American TFP strongly supports this effort and encourages American Catholics to add their names and prayers to this petition. This is a subject that is a concern to Catholics everywhere. Please sign this important petition by going to the link below.