Saturday, 15 January 2011

Durex advertises Mass for dissenting homosexuals

Earlier this week I mentioned that Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster, continues to cause confusion regarding Catholic teaching on homosexuality. I mentioned that the archbishop's most recent comments had been welcomed by Terence Weldon, the openly practising homosexual who helps organise the Archbishop Nichols-backed Soho Masses for dissenting homosexuals.

As if to reinforce my concerns, I see that Durex, the makers of barrier contraceptives, have advertised one of those Soho Masses, taking place last month, on their website for healthcare professionals.

The Durex website contains material of a character deeply hostile to Catholic teaching on human sexuality. It's not suprising, then, that they would promote the celebration of a Mass, the organizers of which are openly hostile to Catholic teaching on human sexuality and where attendees receive Holy Communion in spite of openly admitting they are and intend to stay in homosexual relationships.

What's so deeply shocking about the Durex advert for the Mass in Soho is the further evidence it provides of episcopal betrayal - the tragic betrayal of young people and Catholic families by Archbishop Nichols and his failure to give clear witness to the the truth on this matter and related matters. The late Pope John Paul II, the great pro-life champion, taught (Evangelium Vitae, 1995, para.97) it is an illusion to think that we can build a true culture of human life if we do not offer adolescents and young adults an authentic education in sexuality, and in love, and the whole of life according to their true meaning and in their close interconnection.

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