Roman Catholic Church pulls out of adoption agencies
One could hardly expect this Government to listen. It is not so much that they are deaf, or even hard of hearing, but they are inflicted with a form of dementia and irretrievably bedevilled with an equalities agenda which emanates from the darkest regions of the other side. They have no care for the respectable or reasonable majority as long as the minorities are pacified and the loudest mouths are drowned out by the bones and pap and bric-a-brac which now pass for policy.
But Cranmer would very much like to know if homosexuals have any interests so vital to their well-being as to necessitate that Catholic adoption agencies discontinue discriminating against them when considering with whom to place children.
The Catholic Children’s Society plans to cut its ties with the Church and be renamed the Cabrini Children’s Society.
They exchange possibly the only global brand that can compete with Coca-Cola - with all its attendant respect and prestige - for the obscure and cultic, just so that they can pretend to give children to the hundreds of gay parents who will never even enquire there. The dioceses of Nottingham and Northampton have also pulled out of their agencies. The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, the Rt Rev Kieran Conry, said: ‘The Government has lost out. The Catholic agencies do and did very good work. For the sake of a principle and certain political correctness we are losing some very good facilities.’
And senior bishops ‘put the blame squarely at the door of Government Ministers’.
But Cranmer is not quite so sure.
Bishop Conry said: ‘The Government has forced us into this position by obliging the adoption agency to place children with same-sex couples.’ The Bishop of Northampton, the Rt Rev Peter Doyle, said he was ‘extremely sad’ that his agency was becoming a secular charity. And the Bishop of Nottingham, the Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon, said: ‘We have been coerced into this. I am not happy about it at all.’
Where is their backbone? Where is their moral fibre? Where is their conviction, their faith, their capacity to endure until the end?
They just don’t make martyrs like they used to.
The deadline for these agencies to conform to the law is not until the end of this year, so closing prematurely is a little strange when one considers the important work these agencies do. And one has to ask what are bishops for if it is not to confront such blatant anti-Christian legislation? Where is the dependence on God that when they are brought to trial and accused unjustly that they shall be given the words to answer their accusers?
Catholic Care in Leeds is intending to remain open and will fight any challenges in the courts.
Good for them.
And Cranmer prays blessings upon their endeavors, and hopes that their success will shame the spineless and faithless bishops of Arundel, Northampton and Nottingham.