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British Archbishop Puts Kibosh On Gay Mass In London

NicholsVincent Nichols, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster who described marriage equality proposals as "Orwellian," wielded his powers like a tyrant and shut down a long-running mass for LGBT Catholics in London.

From The Guardian:

The Archbishop of Westminster, head of Roman Catholics in England and Wales, has ordered that special fortnightly "Soho masses" for gay and lesbian churchgoers in central London are not appropriate and are to be axed.

The services, intended to be particularly welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Catholics, had been held at Our Lady of the Assumption church in the West End for six years with the blessing of senior clergy but had attracted criticism from traditionalists.

The cancellation by Archbishop Vincent Nichols will be seen as a victory for those who lobbied for an end to what they see as an affront to church teachings.

Though he has ended the special, lavender-colored mass, Nichols will allow the church to continue offering "pastoral care" for gay and lesbian congregants.

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  1. May the Catholic Church continue to rot from the inside out. The sooner it's dead, the better.

    Posted by: Douglas | Jan 3, 2013 7:26:16 AM

  2. Glad I'm a lapsed Baptist. I learned recently that the church of my youth was paying it's pastor 3 grand a month and I remember this guy from the clubs I snuck into.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Jan 3, 2013 9:25:59 PM

  3. The good news is that the Jesuits (of all people) are opening one of their parishes to allow this mass to continue. The LGBT RC activists are pleased with the new digs.

    BTW - This process is well-known. Many things operate in Roman circles under the radar or with tacit approval, until there are problems - such as the Pope.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Jan 6, 2013 12:19:55 PM

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