DUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-gay activists in the Church are hijacking the World Meeting of Families.
A recent video for the 2018 World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Dublin, Ireland, promotes the sin of homosexuality. The 13-minute "preparatory catechesis" video features individuals talking personally about their family situation.
The first person on camera is a lady speaking about her father, who passed away rather young.
The pro-gay propaganda starts soon after. The second person in the WMOF video begins, "The fact that I'm gay has never been a huge problem in my family situation."
"I came out to my parents when I was about 20," she continues. "You know, I'm not going to say, 'Oh, they were absolutely delighted.' But they were amazing, they were very good about it."
Another woman in the video, identified as Gemma, tells of her son "coming out" as gay. She says, "My son came out when he was 27, and I was quite ignorant at the time as regards gay people, and, you know, didn't really understand."
Gemma met with a group of parents of gay children "in the north of Ireland." The members of this group decided the words of the catechism on homosexual behavior were offensive.
She complains in the video, "I got involved with a group of parents in the north of Ireland and spent quite a lot of time with them. And those very words — 'intrinsically evil' and 'disordered' — really upset us."
The mother continues, "So I felt hurt at those words, I felt angry."
Gemma also brags she redirected her anger creatively, toward "helping" other parents of gay children.
"I always had it in mind," she says, "that whatever I did, I wanted to work, somehow, within the framework of the Catholic Church."
Gemma even claims, "I know having a gay son has really motivated me to strive to be a much better, better Christian and to be much more inclusive."
She then describes how she went to speak with a priest about her gay son Stephen and shared with the priest her frustration with the Church. After she shared her story, the priest welcomed and flattered Gemma.
She recalls, "I will say I got a powerful response from that priest. He really cloaked my story with a great dignity. He asked me to put some of my story on paper."
Gemma finishes sharing her story by speaking ambiguously about "dignity" and how "every child that comes into the world" has this "dignity."
While what she says is literally true at face-value, the context and word-choice suggest she is subtly endorsing homosexuality. The word "dignity" is a buzzword for the LGBTQ community; in fact, "Dignity" is also the name of a dissident "Catholic" pro-gay organization.
Also in the video is Irish-born Bp. David O'Connell, auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Los Angeles. Bishop O'Connell related in the video what he tells families at Mass around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
The auxiliary bishop says he tells Mass attendees, "I want you to know, no matter what your situation is — if you're divorced and remarried, if your family's falling apart, if you're alone trying to raise your children, if you're [in] a second marriage — that Christmas is for you; above all others, Jesus came for you."
Bishop O'Connell says he affirms to these people God's love for them, reminding them that Jesus came to save sinners.
Also in the WMOF video was a refugee from Africa; a teenage girl who was happy to have a little sister; a young man with a physical disability struggling to speak; and an older gentleman who has been married for decades and has grandchildren. It is especially moving to watch the young man in a wheelchair working so hard to try to talk.
Bishop O'Connell was on camera again at the end of the video, saying, "As Pope Francis again says, there are lots of things the Church can give to the world: dogma and teachings and canon law and a sense of vision for life. And it's all grand. But, to quote the song, 'what the world needs now' is some, some kind of an outpouring of compassion."