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By Deacon Keith Fournier

12/8/2010 (4 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Catholics for Equality has decided to take their fight against the Church into the very heart of our sacred worship spaces

Efforts to call homosexual acts morally acceptable and then force society to call relationships which are not capable of being marriages to be marriages is particularly egregious when engaged in by Catholics. Do not be deceived by "Catholics for Equality". Thomas Peters is correct, "Catholics for Equality has decided to take their fight against the Church into the very heart of our sacred worship spaces." 

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/8/2010 (4 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Catholics for Equality, Homosexual, gay marriage, dissent


WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic online) - Monday morning I received an E-Mail message entitled "An Unprecedented and Dangerous Threat to the Church". The title intrigued me, but it was the name of the person who sent it  which made me open it.  Thomas Peters is a man I respect. He is one of the founders of the Catholic Vote Project. He is also known by many for his defense of the Church and the Catholic faith in his "American Papist" columns. Here is an excerpt from the letter Thomas wrote:

"This week I was made aware of a disturbing plan put into action by a new group calling itself "Catholics for Equality." I believe this move represents the new face of a systematic, well-funded effort to undermine the Church's teaching on issues relating to marriage and cause more dissent among Catholics in America. Aniello Alioto, one of their founding members of Catholics For Equality, explains their group's strategic plan to undermine the Church - yes, even in the pews of our parishes:

"One of the most interesting aspects of this campaign is our understanding that we don't need the consent of our hierarchy to effectively mobilize our fellow pro-equality parishioners inside our churches. This Christmas we will be rolling out the Catholics for Equality line of smartphone apps, which will allow supporters to connect with each other while they're sitting in the pews or attending an after-church social. The apps will also allow them to report hostile activity in their parish or make a special contribution to the campaign as the Holy Spirit moves them."

"Let's be clear about what Alioto is saying: their organization plans to encourage its membership during Christmas to bring their phones to Church and to "report" from the pew whenever a priest or bishop dares to preach about the family or issues related to marriage, and to conduct fundraising in our sacred spaces. You can read Alioto's full letter here

"It's hard to imagine a more intrusive attempt to undermine the freedom of Catholic parishes and pastors to preach what the Church teaches to Catholics who are already constantly maligned outside of Mass about their views. Catholics for Equality has decided to take their fight against the Church into the very heart of our sacred worship spaces."

A fuller report from Thomas can be found in this article "Witch-Hunt: Catholics4Equality debuts app to "report hostile activity" from the pew! "

"Catholics for Equality" is a dissenting group aligned with what I call the "Homosexual Equivalency Movement". Homosexual Equivalency activists seek nothing less than a cultural revolution. They insist on a legal equivalency between true marriages and cohabitating practicing homosexuals. They want to remove any claim of immorality from disordered sexual activity which can never be morally engaged in. They are opposing the clear, unchangeable Moral teaching of the Catholic Church. 

What is deeply troubling is that members of "Catholics for Equality" also encourage open dissent right within the sanctuary during Holy Mass! They encourage Catholics to try to persuade other Catholics to dissent from Church teaching. The Catholic Church will not change its position on the nature of marriage. Truth is not up for grabs, no matter what the "dictatorship of relativism" tries to throw our way.

The term "fifth column" generally refers to a group within a larger community which intentionally and covertly collaborates with an outside enemy so as to weaken that group from within and undermine its leadership and effectiveness. The expression seems to have originated with the Spanish Civil War but has now been expanded to refer to a strategic use of covert activity and dissent within a State, or, as in this instance, even within a Church.

In the past I have used the phrase "fifth column" in reference to people within our Church, fellow Catholics. These folks have openly and defiantly rejected the teaching of the Catholic Church in an area of moral truth and, rather than honestly admit it and seek to change themselves so that they can properly inform their conscience and give a religious submission of intellect and will,(which is our obligation as faithful Catholics), they attempt to confuse the faithful. However, some go even further. They engage in a covert operation intended to undermine the very Church they claim to belong to.

This is done in several ways. Sometimes it is through a kind of slow drip of dissent. Other times through a concerted campaign which overtly opposes the 'Magisterium' , the teaching office of the Catholic Church, while containing its rebellion within the family of the Church. Still other times it involves overtly rejecting the clear teaching of the Church and using a public forum to hurt the Church and cause a scandal. This group which calls itself "Catholics for Equality" has shown themselves to be a part of such a "fifth column". They are brazen! They want to engage in dissent during Holy Mass right in the sanctuary of the Church building.

Efforts to call homosexual acts morally acceptable and then force society to call relationships which are not capable of being marriages to be marriages is particularly egregious when engaged in by Catholics. Do not be deceived by "Catholics for Equality". Thomas Peters is correct "Catholics for Equality has decided to take their fight against the Church into the very heart of our sacred worship spaces."  Expose and oppose their efforts and then pray for the conversion of their members.

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