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Pro-Homosexual Father Timothy Radcliffe Featured Speaker at 51st International Eucharist Congress

Pro-Homosexual Father Timothy Radcliffe Featured Speaker at 51st International Eucharist Congress
Event Also Features Other Questionable Clerics

By John Vennari

Pro-homosexual Father Timothy Racliffe is a featured speaker at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines, that spans from January 20 through 31.

Other questionable clerics and prelates speaking at the conference include:

• Father Thomas
“There must be an end of exclusionary language” Rosica;

• Father Piero “protégé of Annibale Bugnini” Marini;

• Cardinal Peter “Climate Change” Turkson;

• Cardinal Oswald Gracias, on record
saying publicly to homosexuals “the Church embraces you, wants you, and the Church needs you.”

• Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who applauded the “coming out” of homosexual football player Michael Sam,
saying, “Bravo! … I would have no sense of judgment on him … God bless ya.”

In this initial report, we will quickly focus on Father Timothy Radcliffe, who is scheduled to give a lecture at the Congress titled, ““The Christian Virtue of Hope.”

Father Radcliffe is particularly notorious as on record promoting so-called “gay sexuality” in the Church for decades. Radcliffe
wrote, “[gay] sexuality 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 for ever.”

Radcliffe also
opposed so-called “gay marriage,” not for Catholic reasons, but because it “demeans gay people by forcing them to conform to a straight world.”

Radcliffe’s support for homosexuality is blatant in
statements such as “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 as they listen to the Lord.”

Why are men like Father Timothy Radcliffe invited to speak at the International Eucharistic Congress? Feel free to
contact the Eucharistic Congress with this question.

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Father Timothy Radcliffe

Randy Engel and Catholic Family News Exposed Radcliffe over 13 Years Ago

The following excerpt about Radcliff comes from Randy Engel’s “St Peter Damien's Book of Gamorrah: A Moral Blueprint for Our Times - Part II” that ran in the July 2002 Catholic Family News. There is even further perversity to report about Radcliffe, some items that are even worse, but we believe the reader will get the point with this brief report:

Homosexuality in Religious Life Today, The Dominican Model: By way of comparing the views of St. Peter Damian on the vice of sodomy in clerical and monastic ranks with the modern post-Vatican II view on homosexuality, I have selected a Lenten Letter titled, "The Promise of Life," by Father Timothy Radcliffe. Radcliffe, the Master of the Dominican Order, issued his message on February 25, Ash Wednesday 1998. The English-born aristocrat was elected in 1992 to serve a nine-year term and was residing at the Santa Sabina priory at Rome, when the letter was issued and subsequently posted on the Vatican's web site, which is where I first read it.

In light of the major homosexual scandals that have plagued the priesthood and religious life worldwide, I was interested to see if Father Radcliffe would discuss the issue of homosexuality in Dominican ranks. He did – both directly and indirectly. 

The first indirect reference to homosexuality was Radcliffe's quoting of American Dominican and writer Donald Goergen, OP on the subject of celibacy. The quote reads: "Celibacy does not witness to anything. But celibates do. We witness to the Kingdom if we are seen to be people whose chastity liberates us for life."

My first thought when I read the Goergen quote was, why, of all the Dominicans he could have chosen to quote on celibacy, did Radcliffe choose a man whose personal and private life has been distinguished by an open and long-term advocacy and financial support of clerical homosexuality. 

Father Goergen, who is currently living with the "Friends of God," a Hindu-styled Dominican Ashram in Kenosha, Wisconsin, began his early claim to infamy with the publication of his book The Sexual Celibate in 1974.

Based on notes from lectures given to Dominican seminarians, Goergen's homosexual apologia speaks of "healthy homosexuality," promotes the homosexual "continuum" theories of the predatory homosexual and bisexual Alfred Kinsey, decries the "disease" of "homophobia," defines homosexuality according to the Gay Manifesto as "the capacity to love someone of the same sex," holds the door open for homosexual 'unions' by stating that, "genital activity should be the expression of a permanent relationship which involves fidelity," states that "so-called traditional Christian attitudes towards homosexuality are beginning to change," claims that "homosexuality can exist in healthy, Christian and graced forms," defends self-abuse as being an activity that is "not bad, not unhealthy, not harmful, not immoral, even for a celibate," and then gives the sodomical coup de grace by attacking the perpetual virginity of Our Lady.

Goergen's connections to the homosexual network in the Church go back many years. In Rev. Enrique T. Rueda's 1982 classic expose, The Homosexual Network, Goergen gets three dishonorable mentions for his advocacy of homosexuality. He was also an early financial supporter of Communication Ministry, Inc., "an underground 'ministry' for lesbian nuns and gay clergy and religious.”

Soon after his election in 1985 as Provincial Superior to the St. Albert the Great Central Province, Goergen, a devotee of Teilhard de Chardin began his search and destroy operation against many of the faithful and nationally outstanding Dominicans in St. Albert the Great Province including Father Charles Fiore, Father John O'Connor and the traditionalist Dominicans teaching at Fenwick High School. The River Forest Priory was transformed into a homosexual 'safe house' for other clerical perverts.

This action is in stark contrast to the protection Goergen offered to the notorious Father Matthew "Creation Spirituality" Fox, champion of "lust," "sexual mysticism," and homosexuality as "the first gift of the Cosmic Christ". In 1988, when the Holy See finally insisted that Fox be removed and silenced in order to finally halt the spread of his errors, Fox received an all expense one-year sabbatical during which he continued his heretical tirades. Even after Fox left the Dominican Order and the Church to become an Episcopal 'priest' in California, Goergen continued to defend Fox's heterodox views on faith and morals. 

So again I ask, why would Radcliffe quote Goergen on any subject, most especially clerical celibacy? 

The answer I believe lies in the second of Goergen's quotes, cited by Radcliffe in "The Promise of Life" in which Goergen espouses the familiar litany of the Left, almost identical to that espoused by Fox: 

"If I partake of consumer society, defend capitalism, tolerate machismo, believe that Western society is superior to others, and am sexually abstinent, I am simply witnessing to that for which we stand: capitalism, sexism, Western arrogance, and sexual abstinence. The latter is hardly deeply meaningful and understandably questioned.”

For many bishops and religious superiors like Radcliffe, a seminarian's or priest's homosexual activities and advocacy can be overlooked as long as the offending priest adheres to the gospel of Liberalism. It is not until a diocese or religious order is hit with catastrophic lawsuits related to the criminal sex abuse of underage young boys and young men, including seminarians and religious novices, by homosexual clerics, that the former have a second thought about the policy of accepting and ordaining homosexuals to the priesthood and religious life. (there is more on Radcliffe in Randy Engel’s
CFN writeup and elsewhere. Oremus).

We ask again, why are men like Father Timothy Radcliffe invited to speak at the International Eucharistic Congress? Feel freee to
contact the Eucharistic Congress with this question.

* Radcliffe is featured as a speaker at the Symposium, and also mentioned on the list of speakrs for the Congress itself.

Postscript: Saint John Eudes - When God is Angry with His People, He Sends them Bad Priests

While we marvel at the acceleration of madness in the contemporary Church, it is good to recall that prayers of reparation are in order. Saint John Eudes said that when God is angry with His people, He sends them bad priests as a chastisement. Here is what he wrote in his book, The Priest, His Dignity and Obligations:

“The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clergy who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than charity and affection of devoted shepherds ...

“When God permits such things, it is a very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people, and is visiting His most dreadful anger upon them. That is why He cries unceasingly to Christians, ‘Return O ye revolting children ... and I will give you pastors according to My own heart’. (Jer. 3:14,15) Thus, irregularities in the lives of priests constitute a scourge upon the people in consequence of sin.”

- Saint John Eudes, The Priest: His Dignity and Obligations, (New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1947) pp. 9-10.

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