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Readers from Ireland asked TIA to help them boycott the talk of Fr. Timothy Radcliffe - a homosexual-friendly advocate - at the Divine Mercy Conference that will take place in Dublin starting  Saturday, February 22, 2014. For this purpose we present a summary of the statement, which can be read in its entirety here. The editor

Catholics: Boycott Divine Mercy Conference in Ireland

Last week the Steering Committee for the National Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SCNCI) issued a formal letter of boycott to the Divine Mercy Conference in response to its refusal to replace their guest speaker Fr Timothy Radcliffe O.P., responsible for publicly promoting pro-homosexual teachings in the name of the Catholic Church.

The speaker in question is former head of the Dominicans Fr. Timothy Radcliffe O.P., well-known for his outspoken progressivist positions on morality and for his public opposition to the Church's teachings on homosexuality. He preaches the legitimacy of homosexual intimacy and finding God in “Gay love”. More recently it came to light that Radcliffe had issued an official thirteen page presentation to the Anglican bishops on sexual ethics which goes much further, stating that the intimacy that Catholics have with Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist can be compared with the sinful and disordered “intimacy” practiced by homosexuals.

“We stand with a moral majority of Catholics in the view that this is a scandalous attempt by a consecrated Catholic Churchman to legitimize the sin that so offends God and leads so many souls to hell” said Mr. Simon Galloway, spokesman for SCNRI, “especially at this sensitive juncture in Irish Catholic history when the Irish government have announced they want to legalize same sex marriage and the Culture of Death and its secular media is so eager to solicit support for 'Gay marriage' from dissenting Catholic clergy.”

In his interview with the Irish Catholic, the organizer of the Divine Mercy Conference, Mr. Don Devani, maintains that “Fr Radcliffe is an excellent man and a great spiritual writer.” He adds “Treating him like this is just not acceptable.” ”People can boycott the Divine Mercy Conference,” he continued, “but more mature Catholics will go...”

Mr. Devani also defended the decision by stating that Fr. Radcliffe had been given official permission to celebrate 'Gay Masses' in Soho, London, and “was in 'good standing' with the then-Cardinal Basil Hume and the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the faith in Rome.”

Mr. Galloway concludes with a call to action of all Catholics of good conscience. “We thank all of you who have written in to express your support for this boycott and lobbied the DMC for the same” he says “and we would urge all of you to stand firm against the public scandal the organizers and in particular, Mr Devani and Fr Radcliffe, are causing to the Catholic Church with the scheduled event in Dublin this weekend”

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Posted February 24, 2014
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