America Magazine Editor-at-Large Fr. James Martin has given his public blessing to Cardinal Vincent Nichols' decision to celebrate Mass for “LGBT Catholics” who oppose Church teaching on homosexuality.
On his Facebook page — home to more than 200,000 followers — the dissident, progressive Jesuit priest gleefully posted an article from the UK Catholic Herald announcing the Cardinal's “LGBT Mass” at Farm Street Church in Mayfair this Sunday, accompanied by the following remarks: “Good! Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster, to celebrate 'welcoming Mass' for LGBT Catholics at the Jesuit Church on Farm Street in London.”
He, of course, prefaced this by commanding everyone to refrain from “ad hominem posts” and “uncharitable comments.”
Speaking of those “ad hominem posts” and “uncharitable comments,” Fr. Martin didn't have to worry, considering the majority of his disciples fully support his pro-LGBT position. The below screenshot largely reflects what his supposedly “Catholic” followers express every time he posts something of this nature:
Here, one commenter even says he's now considering RCIA:
Father Martin has been toeing this line for quite a long while. Not only has his America Magazine been long endorsing homosexuals in the priesthood, he also favored the highly positive language toward homosexuals in the 2014 Synod on the Family midterm report, which said “homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community” while asking if the Catholic Church can be “accepting and valuing” of their orientation. Writing in an article for America Magazine, Martin called the midterm report a “revolutionary change in how the church addresses the LGBT community” while celebrating the fact that mean phrases like “intrinsically disordered” appeared nowhere in the text, saying this all indicates “the holy spirit is afoot.”
No ad hominem posts, please.