Saturday, 25 August 2018

Toronto Catholic Chancellor - "Understanding is urged for gays."

From "Canada's National Newspaper," The Globe and Mail, May 8, 1976, page 40. (click for larger).

The priest interviewed was Father Brian Clough of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Father Clough went on to become Rector at St. Augustine's Seminary and was removed by Emmett Carter and later returned to be appointed by Aloysius Ambrozic as Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Toronto. 

Father Clough grew up and was ordained at St. Dominic's Church in Mississauga which was a Dominican house from its inception until 1985. The parish history includes the names of two prominent Dominicans - the late Claude Poirier, O.P., and the long-ago laicised, Kelly Walker, O.P.

Reading this old article is like reading James Martin, S.J.


Ana Milan said...

"Understanding is urged for gays." Actually, it should be the other way around. Gays/Sodomites should thoroughly immerse themselves in the Sixth Commandment to understand that God's Will be done by all His people, no matter what their identity - male or female. The madness that any other interpretation is acceptable will lead directly to Hell. The road to Heaven is not easy for anyone, but why should it be. God allowed His only Son, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, to suffer a devastatingly cruel death in order that His unworthy people could have the chance of redemption by repenting their sins. Unless we do (everyone has a cross to bear) we shall lose our eternal salvation. Why do our prelates take another stand? Because they are indebted to Satan who promised them a life of luxury if they worshipped him. In the main they, like Judas, have accepted his offer - even those whom we had hoped would call for a council have let us down. The have made themselves complicit by so doing & no longer worthy to be called Princes of the Church, instead Jesus has promised that "Because you are lukewarm- neither hot nor cold- I am about to vomit you out of My mouth". Rev. 3:16.

Johnno said...

Hey, if even Jesus Himself, the Son of God, and 2nd Person of the Holy Trinity didn't understand gays, then what hope do we have???

NY Archdiocese Priest: Jesus Did Not Understand Homosexuality

Anonymous said...

Are their any Dominicans left at Toronto's only "Dominican" parish? If there are Dominicans, would you even recognize them as such? Just wondering. TSE