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Cardinal Tobin ‘delighted’ with homosexual group’s plan for pilgrimage to Newark cathedral

May 09, 2017

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, has endorsed a plan for a pilgrimage organized for homosexuals.

“I am delighted that you and the LGBTQ brothers and sisters plan to visit our beautiful cathedral,’‘ Cardinal Tobin wrote, in a response to a request by the Interparish Collaborative, a group that represents parishes in the region that offer special outreach to homosexuals.

The Interparish Collaborative has issued a flyer promoting the May 21 event, with a headline directed at “LGBT Catholics and Friends.” The flyer carries the slogan: “Love includes everyone.”

 
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  • Posted by: unum - May. 10, 2017 1:31 PM ET USA

    Love may include everyone, but the Church teaches that sex does not!

  • Posted by: Jim.K - May. 10, 2017 12:15 AM ET USA

    I hope the Cardinal takes this opportunity to preach the orthodox Gospel to these confused folks!

  • Posted by: feedback - May. 09, 2017 8:19 PM ET USA

    And what's next? A pilgrimage organized by fornicators?

  • Posted by: feedback - May. 09, 2017 8:12 PM ET USA

    Cardinal Tobin appears to be either: easily amused, or trying to promote homosexuality. I hope it's the former.

  • Posted by: opinionated1945 - May. 09, 2017 5:40 PM ET USA

    Love does indeed include everyone. However, a bright line must be drawn to avoid a faux compassion. It is never loving to confirm someone if and when they choose to practice a mortal sin.

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - May. 09, 2017 5:34 PM ET USA

    A great moral theologian once said all social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering. Adopting the terminology LGBTQ already gives the game away because that ideology is built on relativism that there is no proper order to sexuality. Everything is fluid and the Church has to accept this relativism as the meaning of pastoral hence I don't know why Cardinal Tobin is "delighted?"

  • Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) - May. 09, 2017 5:27 PM ET USA

    "On one occasion I saw two sisters who were about to enter hell. A terrible agony tore my soul; I prayed to God for them, and Jesus said to me, 'Go to Mother Superior and tell her that those two sisters are in danger of committing a mortal sin.' The next day I told this to the Superior. One of them had already repented with great fervor and the other was going through a great struggle." (Diary of St. Faustina, #43)