29 March 2015

ACTA : Bishop of Lancaster tells it like it is!

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Bishop Campbell has spoken out about ACTA on his blog, The Bishop's Blog. Do I hear a resounding cheer go up? Well he's receiving a standing ovation from my desk!

Here's a brief extract :
'...there appears at times a momentum for certain pressure groups in the life of the Church Universal. Amongst these at the present moment is a small but vocal interest or lobby group self-styled A Call to Action (ACTA) which happens to meet within the Diocese of Lancaster and other dioceses and appears to espouse positions – at times and among others – in opposition to the defined teaching of the Catholic Church on faith and morals...I need to make it clear here that in my judgement, as Diocesan Bishop, ACTA moves well beyond its self-described aim of ‘dialogue’ on controversial issues on its agenda and so does not provide an assured authentic forum or interpretation of sound Catholic teaching and sound pastoral practice in this Diocese. Accordingly great care is required here from priests and people.'

I urge you to follow the link above and read the whole post, it's really very encouraging!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well spoken, Bishop Campbell!

One of the leaders of ACTA in Lancaster diocese is an ex-diocesan priest who went and got married, and now seems to spend his time criticizing the Church which he vowed solemnly to serve and then deserted. Like a man abandoning his wife and spending his life criticizing her publicly......