Radical homosexual priest appointed to Vatican says gay sex can express Jesus' "self-gift"

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On May 16, 2015, Vatican Radio reported that Pope Francis had named Fr. Timothy Radcliffe OP, whom The Boston Globe’s Catholic website CRUX calls “a strong ally of Pope Francis,” a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Note: The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP) is a department of the Roman Curia — the administrative apparatus of the Holy See — dedicated to “action-oriented studies” for the international promotion of justice, peace, and human rights from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. Proposed by the Second Vatican Council “to stimulate the Catholic Community to foster progress in needy regions and social justice on the international scene,” PCJP was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967.

The pope appoints roughly 40 members and consultors to the PCJP, according to their background and experience, who serve for five years, giving input to the planning for the Council. Vatican.va states that when the PCJP gathers for assemblies, it’s for discernment of the “signs of the times” — whatever that means.

Timothy Radcliffe

Timothy Radcliffe


Here’s Vatican Radio’s bio of 70-year-old Radcliffe:

Ordained in 1971, Fr Timothy is a long-time friend and contributor to Vatican Radio’s English Service.  He is a well-known preacher and speaker, and author of  several books including  What is the point of being a Christian?  He served as Master of the Dominican Order from 1992 until 2001 and is now resident at the Dominican Priory at Blackfriars, Oxford (U.K.).  He has been a member of the Las Casas Advisory Board and Director of the Institute. He is an Honorary Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford.

Las Casas is a “social justice” institute.
Vatican Radio, however, left out a great deal about Radcliffe that should be of concern to traditional, orthodox, conservative Catholics.
Lisa Bourne writes for LifeSiteNews, May 19, 2015, that Radcliffe is an outspoken proponent of homosexuality, as evidenced by the following:

  • In 2005, as the Vatican deliberated the admission of men with homosexual tendencies to study for the priesthood in the wake of the Church sex abuse scandal, Radcliffe said homosexuality should not bar men from the priesthood and that those who oppose it should be banned. (Francis’ predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, eventually ruled that men with homosexual tendencies are to be barred from being priests.)
  • In a 2006 religious education lecture in Los Angeles, Radcliffe said, “We must accompany [gay people] as they discern what this means, letting our images be stretched open. This means watching ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ reading gay novels, living with our gay friends and listening with them as they listen to the Lord.”
  • As a contributor to the 2013 Anglican Pilling Report on human sexual ethics, Radcliffe said of homosexuality: “How does all of this bear on the question of gay sexuality? We cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden! We must ask what it means, and how far it is Eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift. We can also see how it can be expressive of mutual fidelity, a covenantal relationship in which two people bind themselves to each other for ever.”

Radcliffe often celebrated Mass for the U.K. dissident group Soho Masses Pastoral Council (now renamed the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council). He is also a supporter of the proposal of to allow communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.
Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. Radcliffe has drawn criticism from many Catholics. Some examples:

  • London, Ontario’s Father Paul Nicholson said in his blog that observers can wonder how much Pope Francis knows about Father Radcliffe: “The Holy Father is only a man, and is limited in how much he can know about any and every appointment. His primary language is Spanish and perhaps he has not been sufficiently briefed. And that may be done intentionally by those around him.”
  • The Scottish blog Catholic Truth called it an “absolutely shocking papal appointment” and that “It’s very clear indeed now, that to be ‘a priest in good standing’ means to be opposed to all that is truly Catholic – and that includes true morals.”
  • Rorate Caeli calls Radcliffe “Uber-liberal” and that while “It is true that Radcliffe has ‘opposed’ ‘gay marriage,’ but his farcical ‘opposition’ rests on grounds entirely contrary to those of the Church: Radcliffe opposes it because, in his words: ‘gay marriage’ ultimately, we believe, demeans gay people by forcing them to conform to the straight world.” Caeli points out that “Radcliffe’s acceptability has just received a major upgrade with this latest appointment,” which is “A tremendous slap to the face of so many good Catholics who had opposed him out of fidelity to the faith.”

Francis’ appointment of Timothy Radcliffe and the fact that not only is Radcliffe still a practicing priest, but he’s using his position to spread homosexual propaganda, are all in violation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6:

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

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  1. “…letting our images be stretched open.” Interesting choice of words.

     
    • I had considered inserting an editorial comment “no pun intended” after that phrase.
      This world is getting more and more grotesque, not just by the day, but by the hour.

       
      • So disappointing and frightening. Either the Pope is a dunce (something I’ve considered, perhaps naive?) OR he’s too clever by half and knows exactly what the agenda is. His embrace of and by Obama is equally scary. Birds of a feather? Obama could also be seen either as a dunce or too very clever.

         
        • They know what they are doing, and even in “so called” conservative evangelical circles, we have former Bible Belt Pastor Stephen Mansfield who wrote the book “The Faith of Barack Obama”, and promoted Obama as a man of faith, truth and integrity, and the funny thing is that the church listened to Mansfield. He also wrote a book in the former Pope, and praised the entire Vatican-Catholic agenda. I guess Stephen forgot that John Paul had Yassir Arrafat as a special guest dozens of times at the Vatican, and kissed the Koran. Stephen Mansfield forgot to mentioned the pro socialist, pro LGBT, pro-Muslim, Anti-Israel, Pro Hamas, anti-Capitalism, and pro-Hamas stance of Obama all the while calling him a “Christian”. Just go out on google and research Stephen Mansfield. Watch Hannity ask Stephen on the Hannity show if Stephen would ever go to a church that put Luis Farrakahn on their magazine, and Stephen says no, then Hannity says well they put Farrakahn and Obama on the same cover!!! then the Stupid minister has material on HAMAS in their church magazine!!!
          Most of the ministers like Stephen Mansfield are only concerned about their books, promoting their websites, and telling people how great they are. They don’t have any real substance to speak what the Bible says at all…..then you have these poor stupid sheep following these guys, and putting them up on a pedestal. Stephen Mansfield then wrote a book on ‘manly men’, and shared it on Glen Beck. Well Mansfield be a real man, and tell everyone that your quotes of stating repeatedely, I state again, repeatedely that our President is a Christian are wrong. By the way, are you the judge, Did Jesus commit judgemtn to you Stephen????
          I think Jesus will decide who is a Christian. I am not even saying Obama is not, I will however state the fruit of the guy, he is pro Satan, pro Muslim, anti God, anti Jesus (mentioned Holy Koran in Cairo speech 3 times, but only referred to the Bible as Bible, not “HOLY”, that was only used for the frickinng Koran Stephen ) anti-Israel, pro-socialism (more debit incurred on his watch than from G. Washington to P. G.W. Bush!!!!), anti-capitalism…..he is on a mission to destroy the US, and maybe you get an allowance from him, well you did make some fricking money on your fricking book!!!! you idiot shepherd, and false acclaiming spokesman, go read the manly book the BIBLE, and put your fricking books in the trash…

           
  2. Just wondering, what is a faithful Catholic to do? To whom should we go?
    That “sick in the gut” feeling I had the day we woke to hear of the “resignation” of Benedict is not so easily dismissed now. We live in dangerous times.

     
  3. How the heck… ? Can’t this guy be not only defrocked but excommunicated about a half-dozen times?

     
  4. This is so unbelievable for the church to do such a thing. I am so upset and appalled by it that it breaks my heart. This is as bad as what they’re doing to the babies. Father God, please help us…I just can’t understand why the people aren’t marching in the streets…I’m of course reposting this because of the information that is so important to have out there, but it sickens my heart.

     
  5. What is up with the Catholic church?
    -Dave

     
    • Dave . . . that is an excellent question. I am not Catholic, but this Pope elicits fear in my heart for his turn from Godly ways. It is beyond my ability to comprehend. Gods laws do not change to suit the will of his children–you are free to either obey them, or not obey His laws. God will force no man to Heaven.

       
  6. Thanks…I do continually…..he is my patron saint….I was born on September 29th.

     
  7. Wow! That’s pretty cool!! I love it!!

     
  8. Blah,blah, blah…so since when was any of this “new news” —at least in the last KNOWN century of Catholic news?” Just like all the other sects…Protestant and otherwise….the Catholic Church is shedding members and adherents like a molting chicken….and all due—rightly so—to crap like this. In these cases….who is the real voice to lead Christians…a man, or God? Whichever one you choose as the answer to this question for YOU. &…determines the road you choose.

     
    • CalGal . . . you are spot on. The shedding of congregants is evident, I think individuals looking at the phenomenon of churches changing their laws and edicts to pander to whatever groups of people leaves the viewers of this with the instinctual feeling that something is wrong! Somehow right is being called wrong, and wrong is being called right! They vote both with beating their feet out of there, and they with hold tithes and offerings. It would seem that Satan is alive and well among us.

       
  9. the vatican has been hi-jacked long ago by the dark forces that have infiltrated into and up through the ranks to many top spots of influence its been said there have been a good number of whats been referred to as Black Popes and the agenda is to take over and destroy or warp the church into what they want it to be and over time except and believe everything they say and teach …. will be against what the Bible says …. be wide awake watch and see whats going on the wolves are in sheeps clothing …. don’t believe me there is lots on line from wide awake people in the Church and congregation speaking out about the history of infiltration of the vatican by freemasonary and Jesuits ….. look into the history of the vatican going back to at least 1300”s or 1500’s when the jusuits were set up.

     
  10. Does anybody doubt that the Catholic religion has been hijacked by Masons ?

     
  11. ALL I CAN SAY IS “HOLY SHIT ” THERE IS NO CATHOLIC CHURCH IT SO DONE DONT EVEN BOTHER STICKING A FORK IN IT .

     
  12. I think gay catholic priests should form the Church of Baphomet and simply leave the catholic church. Gays could join and they could commune as they please without offending Christians.
    I also wonder sometimes, just what would the Jesuits of the Inquisition have done to these guys? My guess is that it wouldn’t have been pretty.

     
  13. well, definitely this IS offensive to the Lord as HE founded HIS CHURCH while He was on the earth,
    so i remain optimistic that among the many incredible things we will witness, ONE WILL BE CHRIST LITERALLY SLINGING THEM OUT OF HIS CHURCH like HE cleaned out the Temple.

     
  14. Do you not all realize that Vat. II was the takeover of the Church? And that since that time, the communist/Marxist/satanic takeover has been in full swing? Do you not know that Francis is in full compliance with this agenda? I am in full remembrance of the pre-VAt. II Church in all it’s sanctity, holiness, and adoration. We are now living in the time of great sorrow and most people do not know what the Church really is. Where do we go and where do we worship? I do not know. If you are fortunate enough to live near a Latin mass Church, which I do not, then that is an option of sorts. I am saddened and grieved at the state of our Church and grieve I do. Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against it. As long as there is one person keeping the truth faith of our Lord, the gates of hell have not prevailed. Keep the faith fellows. This site may help… https://www.traditionalmass.org

     
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  16. There is only one intermediary between God and man- Jesus Christ. If any church says or does anything contradictory to the word of God- you need to leave. The church, in the greek is ekklesia. They are the called out ones. “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues”

     
  17. Bergoglio is the Biblical False Prophet. Don’t fall for the deception. The Great Schism in the Church is about to take place. Make sure you are in the state of grace.

     
  18. The PRINCE of the PEDOPHILE PALACE ……… should clean his OWN house before coming here and telling US how to live.
    Ship all the ILLEGALS to Vatican City since the Pope LOVES them.
    How many “immigrants” has the Pope taken into Vatican City? How many of
    the TONS of art and gold have been sold to FEED those “immigrants” in
    Europe. So now WE can just walk into Vatican City and wander wherever WE
    WANT with no guards or questions????? It is EASY to be GIVING with
    OTHER People’s money and property, let us see the Pope be “giving” with
    the Church’s TREASURES ……..Hypocritical JERK.
    Where was the Pope’s “moralizing” when W-rong Bush LIED America into a war of AGGRESSION and PROFITEERING? The Pope should have had every priest screaming from their pulpits against the evil.
    This is a planned, organized, and deliberate invasion with a definite objective of destroying White, CHRISTian, Civilization. This is copied from “Camp of the Saints” go read it. This IS WAR.

     
  19. Not surprised to see the pope opening the doors for an influx of demonic homosexual, and a lesbian, and TRANS -gender activity .
    Even in the so called conservative evangelical circles, former Bible Belt Pastor Steven Mansfield in a similar fashion promoted this kind of attitude. Mansfield wrote the book the faith of Barack Obama. We know that Obama has been very active in promoting the LGBT agenda. Steven Mansfield completely ignored the voting record of this most liberal, murder promoting, Muslim promoting, LGBT promoting, and social was promoting president, then senator. Steven Mansfield had Desmond Tutu endorse this book on the front cover, we all know to two believes all of the church should except homosexual clergy! So we see the true church in the fall to church are beginning to draw more clear lines between righteousness in unrighteousness. There are those that you will be accountable to teach between the holy and the profane, and there are those who will continue to water down the gospel, and our responsibility, and that’s a church with no salt and no light and no difference from the world.

     
    • Stephen MANSFIELD also wrote a book praising the pope, what has he said in regards to this pope?
      Yes MANSFIELD praises our president and seems to think he himself is the final authority stating the president is a Christian ?
      Not sure the bible would condone a PRO MUSLIM, LGBT, pro murder and diehard planned parenthood supporter and anti ISRAEL and pro socialist president???
      Can’t believe Hannity even referred to MANSFIELD as reverend?????

       
  20. He says: So in many ways, I would think that it (homosexuality) can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift. Anyone who can read and has a concordance can find multiple Scriptural references condemning the “gay’ life. So ask yourself this dear Reader: Why does this individual and other Catholic priest/theologians (and ministers in Protestant churches) gloss over what is clearly stated in Scriptures? The answer my friend is not blowing in the wind it is right in front of you…..the Great Deception and Falling Away of Christianity lead by the deceivers withing the synagogue of Satan. In my Humble opinion.

     
  21. Sodomites are minions of the Devil and must be destroyed.

     
  22. Homosexuals produce such beautiful turd babies.

     
  23. I got a sick feeling in my gut when I read this.Satan is on the loose and doing all his evil to see how many people he can get to go to Hell with him and then laugh at them when they realize that Satan was no friend of those that are doing this and thinking that they are not sinning.What makes this so bad is priests of all people should know better.Thank you God for being in my life.Please come soon Jesus,we as the world needs you.

     
  24. I say ditch the gov controlled 501c3 churches of all denominations and form private groups for study and fellowship and or home church with family. Sooner or later, sincere people will have to go underground off gov. radar. Mainline protestant churches also have fallen into apostasy over many years, some worse than others. Christians and patriots need to depart from these apostate churches now. see: hushmoney.org and articles by Dave Hodges (thecommonsenseshow.com) on gov. church control and apostate clergy. Also info. on NewswithViews articles by Baldwin and Daubenmire

     
  25. John Paul II ordered that alcoholics would no longer be admitted to the priesthood. Isn’t it high time that this Pope—if he really wanted to defend the Faith—issue an order prohibiting homosexuals from the priesthood—and all religious orders, including nuns, also?
    I’m not holding my breath.

     
  26. Under the radar,
    There has been a commotion brewing at The Vatican – to remove Pope Francis – bc he was “elected” – through people “lobbying” – for him – which is against Canon Law.
    Popular consensus is that he is going against the teachings of the Catholic Church – and his background as a radical Marxist is showing.

     
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  28. As a former Catholic, I say to all of you good people I found out the truth
    when I became a Christian (no denomination) 40 years ago.Twelve years
    of Catholic school and always told not to read the Bible! I found out why,
    The teachings of the Catholic Church is in error not always according to
    the Bible. They want you to obey the Church Laws and they are not God’s
    laws. When I started reading the bible, I learned the truth and could not
    get enough of it., I realized there was more to faith than religion. It changed
    my life.
    I pray you all may have this experience, a personal relationship with Jesus!
    Mary M.

     
    • “The teachings of the Catholic Church is in error not always according to
      the Bible.”

      Such as…?

       
      • such as: Homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God.
        The only way to the Father is through Jesus.
        The Catholic Church does not teach Salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus.
        We should confess our sins directly to God ,not a priest.
        There are many more examples I can give you if you want more.

         
        • From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6:
          * I. “MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM . . .”
          2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
          2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
          2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

           
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  30. The guy is living proof why homosexuals should be stoned to death.

     

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