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

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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~Éowyn

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

katrinawb
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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.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

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

Christian Zionist
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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.

Christian Zionist
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Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps.

Dave
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Dave

What is up with the Catholic church?
-Dave

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

katrinawb
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Wow! That’s pretty cool!! I love it!!

CalGirl
Guest

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.

Arrick
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Arrick

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… Read more »

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

RUTH
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RUTH

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

Jack
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Jack

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.

cindy
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cindy

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.

Dobbie
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Dobbie

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… Read more »

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Kari
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Kari

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”

Stephen
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Stephen

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.

albert
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albert

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… Read more »

Rick
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Rick

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… Read more »

Daniel R. Le Blanc
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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.

stfu
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stfu

Sodomites are minions of the Devil and must be destroyed.

Larry Zinck
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Larry Zinck

Homosexuals produce such beautiful turd babies.

dbnokidden
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dbnokidden

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.

laura m.
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laura m.

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

Steven Broiles
Member

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.

Fina Biscotti
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Fina Biscotti

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.

Mary Mariner
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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… Read more »

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