The Roman Catholic Church grows weaker on its stand for family values of traditional morality, says a Catholic conservative. Specifically this trend is in favor of “LGBTQ” and homosexual sin.
Calling out the Holy See is John Ritchie, director of TFP (Tradition-Family-Property) Student Action. TFP is a Catholic-based network of college youth and parents for conservative morality and policy.
An official matter
According to Ritchie, a key leader advocating further compromises to the LGBTQ agenda is Father James Martin, a highly-placed Vatican official.
Martin is a popular writer on spirituality, and he is a leading editor of the Jesuit America Magazine. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed Martin a consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications.
However, Ritchie characterizes Martin as a wolf in sheep’s clothing even as his star rises at the pleasure of the Pope anyway.
Martin is close to the helm of Roman Catholicism, so what he says impacts the moral compass of the Holy See. Those shifts include several betrayals of Biblical conscience, as Ritchie notes:
- Fr. Martin supports transgenderism for children.
- Fr. Martin promoted a sacrilegious “rainbow rosary.”
- Fr. Martin said Catholics should “reverence” homosexual unions.
- Fr. Martin favors the sacrilege of homosexual kissing during Mass.
- Fr. Martin said homosexuals should be invited to be Eucharistic ministers.
A widening problem
“He’s slated to give a pro-homosexual talk titled ‘Showing Respect and Welcome in the Church to LGBT People’ at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut on January 29,” Ritchie said.
“It’s particularly troubling that Fr. Martin’s talk is being sponsored by The Office of Mission & Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart,” he added.
Ritchie said several Catholic organizations caught on to Martin’s true stance as a pro-homosexual priest, and they cancelled appearances at their events. These instances included a gala gathering in New York and an appearance at Catholic University of America.
“As the homosexual movement pushes gender-bending ‘Drag Queen Story Hours’ in public libraries across the nation for children as young as 3, it is especially shocking to see Martin’s support of transgenderism for children,” Ritchie said.
“Not only is Fr. Martin’s position at odds with the Bible, but also with natural law, Papal documents, the Fathers of the Church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and countless saints,” he added.
Ritchie said he hopes Catholics and other conservatives respond to his call to sign a protest, petitioning Sacred Heart U. to drop Martin for someone who better reflects the values of Catholicism.