Monsignor Charles Pope put up a fiery response to Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s decision to allow organized LGBTs to march in the Catholic St. Patrick’s Day Parade next year. Just as quickly, the angry column was yanked by his superiors from the official website of the Archdiocese of Washington DC.
Pope, a popular and well-connect priest called for the end not just of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade but the annual Al Smith Dinner which is also the scene of anti-Catholic politicians being feted by the Archbishop of New York and other New York Catholic swells.
We reprint here in full what Archbishop Donald Wuerl does not want you to read:
“The time for happy-clappy, lighthearted engagement of our culture may be nearing an end. Sometimes it takes a while to understand that what used to work no longer works. Let me get more specific.
Decades ago the “Al Smith Dinner” was a time for Republicans and Democrats to bury the hatchet (even if only temporarily) and come together to raise money for the poor and to emphasize what unites us rather than what divides us. But in the old days the death of 50 million infants was not what divided us. We were divided about lesser things such as how much of the budget should go to defense and how much to social spending. Reasonable men might differ over that.
But now we are being asked to raise toasts and to enjoy a night of frivolity with those who think it is acceptable to abort children by the millions each year, with those who think anal sex is to be celebrated as an expression of love and that LGBTQIA… (I=intersexual, A= Asexual) is actually a form of sanity to which we should tip our hat, and with those who stand four-square against us over religious liberty.