LGBTQ: Priest Under Fire For Prayer/Rosary of Reparation For Glasgow Pride – Bravo, Father!editor
Below, report in Evening Times, dated 17 July, 2018, with Catholic Truth editorial comment in blue, italicised throughout.
A CATHOLIC chaplain of a Glasgow university has held a service to atone for the “gross offence” of Pride Glasgow.
Ed: well, thanks be to God that there was at least one act of reparation for this “pride in our sin” parade through our city, in flat contradiction to the city motto which is “Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of Thy word and the praising of Thy name.”
Father Mark Morris, of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, last night invited parishioners to a rosary of reparation.
Ed: bravo, Father!
According [to] the Balornock church’s website, the service was a “Rosary of reparation for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow.”
Ed: bravo, Father!
Saturday’s Pride march was led by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who called the event “celebrating and reaffirming the values of tolerance, diversity, equality, love and respect.”
Ed: there should never be any celebration and reaffirming of sin, especially in a city bearing a motto of dedication to Christ: “Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of Thy word and the praising of Thy name.”
But last night Father Morris, who is the Catholic chaplain of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), held a service offering decades of the Rosary, Litany and Benediction in reparation for the LGBTQI+ event.
Ed: thus providing an opportunity for all concerned to affirm their stated devotion to the “values of tolerance, diversity, blah blah…”
Jordan Daly, Co-Founder of Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), which campaigns for inclusive education in schools, said it was “sad and disappointing” to see Father Morris’s “condemnation” of the event.
Ed: why on earth is it “sad and disappointing” to see a priest upholding Catholic moral teaching? Would you prefer that he lacked integrity and praised what any Catholic worthy of the name knows to be a grave offence against God – objectively, a sin deadly to the soul? I thought the whole idea was that in our “inclusive” society we can “celebrate” and “tolerate” ALL views, beliefs blah blah? Yeah, right.
He said: “The Pride parade was, as always, a vibrant and colourful display of diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity.
Ed: not in my experience. These “pride” parades comprise a procession of half-naked people, cavorting and being sexually provocative in their behaviour. Not nice, to put it mildly. If that’s “a display of diversity blah blah” you can keep it.
“The ethos of the parade is equality and love, so it is sad and disappointing to see that Father Morris has countered those fundamental values by holding this service and allowing a narrative of exclusion and condemnation to enter the mainstream as a result.”
Ed: superficial junk-think. These terms are flung around without any definitions being offered. Equal to whom? What KIND of “love”? The LGBT etc agenda is dominating the conversation and we are not allowed to ask these questions. Let anyone call this sin a sin, and pray in reparation, as Fr Morris has done (to his eternal credit), and he is accused of conducting a “narrative of exclusion and condemnation”. From junk-think to junk-speak.
Father Morris celebrates Mass on Thursdays in the Faith and Belief Centre in the university’s William Harley Building, and hears confession.
A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Glasgow said: “This was a private parish devotion unrelated to Father Morris’s role as chaplain.”
Ed: what a dereliction of duty. How DARE this “spokesman” for the Catholic Church in Glasgow, whoever he is, fail to point out that Father is doing no more than his duty as a Catholic priest in praying for and making reparation for serious sin. And, furthermore, that he is always a priest, whether in his parish or in a university or any other place where he is appointed to BE a priest for the people in that place. Just WHO is this spokesman? Ronnie Convery? Doesn’t he know that the Archbishop of Glasgow, when he was appointed to the Diocese of Paisley, condemned the LGBT etc lobby outright and urged us all to be prepared to go to prison rather than remain silent or support this evil? Has Mr Convery forgotten this wee detail? How typically convenient.
A spokesman for the university said GCU is fully inclusive.
Ed: well, what’s the problem? Why are you so annoyed at Fr Morris, or does “inclusivity” just mean you include LGBT etc people and their supporters? Nobody else is “included” in your “inclusivity”?
He said: “The university is strongly inclusive.
Ed: You’ve still not explained what this means – IS Fr Morris included in this “inclusivity” or not?
“We respect and promote equality and diversity.
Ed: no you don’t. Otherwise you would respect Fr Morris’s right to hold any kind of prayer event he wishes, in his own parish.
“This includes an official presence at the last two Pride Glasgow events.”
Ed: it’s the norm, now, to be politically correct, toeing the LGBT etc propaganda line, to go with the flow. Few challenge it. Group-think rules. To quote G. K. Chesterton: “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”
But Jordan added: “We are concerned about the message that this could send to the young people of Glasgow Caledonian University, and so would like to stress that these predictable voices of opposition are becoming increasingly drowned out by a Catholic and wider faith community which is supportive of LGBT equality.
Ed: Jordan’s “concern” doesn’t say much about two things; firstly, the quality of students at Glasgow Caledonian University, who apparently can’t be exposed to any thinking person who goes against the establishment/popular view in society, and secondly, the Catholic community which, if it is “supportive of LGBT etc equality” is about as Catholic as the nearest Church of Scotland congregation. There were Catholics like those at the time of the Reformation. They were called Protestants then, and that is what they are now – protesting the teaching of the Catholic Church, in this case, on sexual morality.
“There were many people of faith who attended the Parade this weekend and in our efforts to advance LGBT-inclusive education in schools, we have been strongly supported by numerous Catholic Priests and their parishioners, as well as Church of Scotland and Scottish Episcopal Church ministers.
Ed: that is utterly scandalous. Faithful Catholics have a right to know the names of priests who “strongly support” LGBT etc education in schools. Their hypocrisy and duplicity must be exposed. They are living a lie, and stealing from parishioners who are donating to parish funds in the belief that their priests at least believe the doctrines of the Faith in their entirety.
“Our experience working with the Scottish Catholic Education Service as part of the Scottish Government’s LGBT Inclusive Education Working Group has also been nothing but positive and productive.
Ed: again, that is scandalous, but we have known this for a while, thanks to the SCES openly boasting about the “safe spaces” they are making available for “gay” pupils in Catholic schools.
“We know that those who support the LGBT community outweigh those who endorse intolerance and I imagine that the number of attendees to this service in contrast with those who attended the Pride parade would further prove that.”
Ed: now, you do have a point there. Thanks to the loss of divine and Catholic Faith within the Scottish hierarchy, which has trickled down to the majority of the clergy, there are now so few Catholics left in Glasgow that there are plans afoot to close and merge umpteen formerly thriving parish churches. One day, however, these bishops and priests will be called to account for their negligence, for allowing themselves to be so seduced by worldliness that they actually fell into apostasy. What a price, then, to pay.
NUS Scotland’s LGBT+ Officer Kai O’Doherty added: “NUS Scotland is proud to be at the forefront of breaking down barriers facing LGBT+ people.
Ed: now there’s an original mantra…
“Universities should be a place where every student, regardless of religion, sexuality, or identity, feels accepted and supported to study without fear of discrimination.
Ed: even students who disapprove of same-sex activity? Really? I’ve heard stories galore of students being harassed and insulted for just expressing a contrary view on social media. In one case, the student had to take flight to Spain to complete her studies! No, tolerance really isn’t a hallmark of this whole LGBT etc juggernaut.
“Everybody within our university communities has a duty to ensure that campuses are compatible with the accepting and progressive culture that they strive to achieve.
“We’re proud of the progress that has been made, but every day we are reminded of how far we still have to go to achieve a truly inclusive society.”
Ed: more junk-think but note: anyone who is not in favour of the “progressive culture” (where every sin and then some is acceptable and promoted) is not given a place on the “inclusivity” bandwagon.
Following Ms Sturgeon’s involvement in Pride, a Scottish Government spokesman said: “Scotland is considered to be one of the most progressive countries in Europe regarding LGBTI equality, and Pride Glasgow is a fantastic event that brings communities together and celebrates all that LGBTI people contribute to Scottish life.
“As a society we must champion equality and fairness at all times and defend the progress that has been made.”
Ed: Hmmmm. Doesn’t quite tie in with the city motto, does it: “Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of Thy word and the praising of Thy name.”
Click here to read Evening Times article, minus Catholic Truth editorial comment.
Chapeau to Fr. Morris! At last a priest of God who upholds the word of God. However, I am deafened by the silence of the rest of the (apostate) clergy.
All these LGBT fascists have been well-trained to use the same enlightened, benevolent-sounding lexicon to disguise the perverse, self-destructive nature of their behavior: ‘tolerance, diversity, equality, love and respect, acceptance.” Are they really fooling everyone with this hypocrisy, or is everyone cowed by fear? Or, in the case of the apostate “Catholic” clergy, aka eunuchs, are they leading double lives as practicing homosexuals and are therefore loathe to condemn their own behavior?
Pardon me for being crude, but I hearken back to the article posted recently by WestminsterFly, wherein the homosexual author admitted that this relentless drive for respectability is really just all about “getting laid.”
As for GCU claiming to be “fully inclusive,” what a farce. I note that their motto is “University for the Common Good.” Since when is it in the common good to rationalize away, excuse, and even encourage and approve depraved, self-destructive behavior? I recommend they change their motto to: “We’ve surrendered the common good, and you had better surrender with us…or else.”
Meanwhile, God bless Father Morris. I hope he is prepared to suffer for his fidelity.
You have hit the nail on the head re the buzz words. That’s all they do, repeat their daft “tolerance, diversity, equality, love and respect, acceptance” mantra like there’ll be no dictionaries tomorrow.
“Farce” is exactly the word to describe the entire LGBT +++++++ baloney.
Here’s a question for them: when you reach Z in the alphabet, what’ll you do then?
Victor am sure I don’t have to tell you how Intolerant and Deviant the ALPHABET Squad really are . I posted a not very favourable Tweet about them and this ( I think it came under L in the Squad but that’s only because It had a Cis Girls Name ) came after me . First by Attacking me verbally and saying we have to get this Guy Banned for his Bigotry (I know I laughed also).
Then when that didn’t work it was an Apology and ” Am sorry ad like to get to know you better . What School did you go to ” . I told It in no uncertain terms where to go . It then got a I think it was the G in the ALPHABET Friend who had 5000 Followers to say ” Let’s really get this Guy ” I fortunately blocked them before they could get anywhere. But Father Morris is open to these very Tolerant Hateful Perverted Deviants and be sure they’ll not let this go . Of course he can depend as like Father Tom White on the full support of Mrs or is it Ms Sturgeon and all of the Powers of The Scottish Parliament.
What a brave Man Father Morris is to at last come out and condemn the Sinful Actions of this crowd it’s about time . ” Truth, what is Truth? “
Well done, Fr Morris. Excellent commentary from the editor, who has exposed the hypocrisy of the zealots of immorality !
Thank you for your kind remark about my “excellent commentary”. Unfortunately, the editor over at the Evening Times doesn’t agree since he has removed the very short comment (with link to this thread) which I posted over there yesterday, and which did remain for a few hours. I checked periodically to see if there were any responses but none. Then checked just now and the comment has been deleted. I have, therefore, emailed ‘email@example.com’ as follows:
Why has my comment, posted yesterday on the Evening Times blog about Father Mark Morris/LGBT “pride” been removed?
I took great care not to breach your terms.
I have long stopped submitting letters for publication to The Herald, due to the fact that my letters have been banned, but I didn’t realize that the Evening Times blog would be included.
I would appreciate official notice that I am not welcome on your blog, so that I do not waste my time composing careful comments for publication in future. I believe this is the first time I have ever submitted a comment, so I consider this a real example of censorship and very unjust. Other comments are rude and – in some cases – insulting to Catholicism (nothing new there in the Scottish press!) and yet they have been allowed to remain.
I look forward to your official notice that I am not welcome on your blog.
Note: their terms say not to include too many links – I included only one – to this thread. End of discussion!
The National Free Diverse Scotland it would make you Laugh were it not so Serious. Good on you Ed for trying to get this on a Newspaper. I think that is why most of us don’t buy them anymore. The Evening Times can now go along with The Record . The Herald. The Guardian. And the BBC as very Fake News . Don’t buy them don’t watch it .
I received the following reply from the Evening Times:
Regarding your email sent earlier today, your comment was suspended due to containing an outgoing link to a third-party site. As stated in the house rules:
‘Because we can’t check the content or technical robustness of other websites, you shouldn’t post live links. Official sites, such as those run by Governments or councils, are acceptable. In the same vein, please don’t introduce material wholesale from any other site into our threads…if you want to comment about that material, go to the other site instead.’
I replied to say that I had read the terms, must have missed that, and saw only the rule about not posting too many links, so had to apologise for my oversight, while pointing out that it seems to me, and this is what I do on our blog, that it would have been fairer to simply remove the link – not the entire comment.
And here endeth the correspondence!
These Pride rallies remind me of the maxim of the satanist Aleister Crowley: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law”. Fr Morris is very brave for speaking out. Most of his brother priests wouldn’t dare, even if they privately agreed with him.
Most of his brother priests wouldn’t dare, even if they privately agreed with him.
That’s the thing, I do not even know if many priests would agree with Fr Morris privately or otherwise.
I have encountered priests rolling their eyes at mention of Fr Morris activities – chiefly relating to the traditional liturgy and working to evangelise people – and a friend of mine said his former parish priest had described Fr Morris to him as an “idiot” for the same.
Bravo to Fr Morris, a solid and brave priest who stands head and shoulders above his peers in the Diocese. Let us hope his brother priests take courage from his example.
The TIE campaign refers to the support of catholics and clergy, I presume they refer to the likes of Fr Paul Morton (himself rather “light on his feet”, if you take my meaning).
When these homo-fascists start simpering about their “concerns” it is really code to indicate whose head must be next on the chopping block. Let us hope that both the Archdiocese and University do not allow themselves to be bullied and resort to intolerance in the name of tolerance. I am sure no-one is surprised by the lukewarm defence offered thus far by a spokesman.
Amazing to think that a Catholic cleric expounding Catholic morality could be headlines news.
I suspect that the contrived story isn’t intended to overshadow what a debacle the Pride event was. A lot of the attendees were angry that tickets were sold on a cut-price “special offer” website* after they had bought full price tickets, and the event itself was so small that everyone with tickets could not gain admission at once.
What a shambles, even the Papal Visit a few years back was run better than this!
(*this indicates both a lack of public interest originally, and the subsequent reason why the modest sales broke previous records).
Anyway, I am sure this publicity will only be a boost to Fr Morris as faithful Catholics will now recognise his parish as a leading light in the Archdiocese.
Let us all remember Fr Morris in our prayers, that he may continue to lead by example.
Just to give an example of the LGBTQIA-ABC-XYZ lifestyle and its effects on people, here is a photo of two people approximately one year apart.
“Dean and Luke” are two “trans men”. This means they are actually females who have decided to be male, in defiance of reality.
That would be strange enough, but in their new (bogus) guises of males, they have also decided they are homosexuals and so are in a relationship together. Birds of a feather flock together, as the old saying goes.
You would have thought that they would be happy being female, if they are attracted to men, but “who am I to judge?”, to quote a famous idiot.
In the first photo, they are “transitioning”, that is, mutilating their bodies to prop up the delusion that they are male. They look like two young girls dressing up as boys:
Here is the second pic, approximately a year later, at this years Glasgow pride:
Quite a stark change, I am sure you will agree and not for the better I am sure. They certainly don’t look like any men I know, that’s for sure (or any women I know, for that matter).
(btw, the creature posing in between Dean and Luke is Nicola Sturgeon, she who would court anyone’s attention, if it meant they might vote for independence).
Perhaps most worryingly, they are described as “youth activists”.
I cant help but think that Dean and Luke are being given very bad advice by those who portray themselves as caring for them and championing their rights. I think Dean and Luke deserve better.
As for how I know about “Dean and Luke” and their unusual (to say the least) story, the pictures, with descriptions, are from the following sources:
From July 25, 2017:
From July 14, 2018:
NB – the second link is Facebook, which tries to get you to make an account, but you can just click “not now” instead, to see the picture.
I just read that TIE Garbage and really not to be Un Catholic to Dean and Luke but there a pair of Nutcases .
Your first link goes to a page with a load of symbols on it – no photo. Would be interested to see the actual “before” photo – the “after”, is far from impressive, as you indicate.
Update: here’s a thought…
How did the LGBT +++++ people think to look at the website of the Immaculate Heart parish, where the notice was posted about the prayer of reparation? Were they pointed in that direction by a parishioner of that bent, so to speak, excuse the pun? Or do they routinely visit the websites of all the parishes in Glasgow/Scotland just out of interest?
If this “story” (which is a non-story – a priest encouraging his parishioners to pray in reparation for sin) was “leaked” by someone in the parish, I hope he, she or “they” come out, literally, of the woodwork to tell us here at Catholic Truth, what possible good he, she or “they” thought would come of their betrayal. Because, if this is someone who knows Fr Morris, it’s someone who knows that he would find this sort of publicity very painful. He is not a publicity-seeker, so, apart from the sheer thoughtlessness and injustice of “leaking” such a [non] “story”, what possible motivation could you have had? Let us know, asap. We’re waiting to hear from you. Indeed…
We’re all ears. Well, nobody’s perfect…
Your first link goes to a page with a load of symbols on it
Odd- the link works for me (it links to an article on the tie-campaign website which, incidentally, has had no updates for close on a year).
How did the LGBT +++++ people think to look at the website of the Immaculate Heart parish, where the notice was posted about the prayer of reparation?
An excellent question Editor, and something I have wondered.
While I am sure the LGBT+ lobby would go to any lengths, in order to find material to stoke their image of victimhood, it seems (to me) far more likely that someone has “grassed” (as it were) on Fr Morris for his crime of being a Catholic priest.
I know Fr has email / text message distribution lists, to alert people to parish activities. This is in addition to notices on the website.
As I understand it, It would not be the first time Fr has had trouble with people associated with the parish seeking to make his life difficult
For example, while I do not know the details, (nor is it my business), I know there was an older man who used to serve the traditional mass suddenly left the parish under a cloud, acrimoniously. I know Fr has also been abused by lay people for offering the traditional liturgy. These are past events however, and I thought things had moved on since then.
But it seems there could well be people with grudges seeking to stir the pot.
Or maybe some ‘Catholic’ parishioner with a “gay” child / relative / friend has taken umbrage at seeing a notice, who knows?
In truth, I would not be surprised if it was a fellow priest who had tried to make trouble, given the standard of some of them.
Likely, we will never know – but I expect the initiator of all this is either involved with the parish directly, or is someone who occasionally “checks up” on Fr Morris, for whatever reason.
Odd- the link works for me (it links to an article on the tie-campaign website which, incidentally, has had no updates for close on a year).
Just to clarify, I posted two links for each picture – one for just the picture and a second for the source.
Here again is the source for the first pic, including the pic:
I got that one. It was the first one in your post at 9.57am that was all gobbledegook symbols. I’ve just re-visited the page and copied the link to post here
Is that a New Career Path Gabriel. A Youth Activist. Does One have to have a Degree in Gender Studies. ( That’s a Laugh on its own ) Or can One just turn up at an Event and be Active to join in the Activities. I only ask the Question as now being an O . A. P. I thought that there maybe a chance of picking up some extra money by being an O.A. P . Activist. Or is this solely for the Youth as they are supposed to be more Active than an Active O. A. P. or maybe ad be better writing to the Evening Times for an update. What say you.
Here’s another example of the sheer duplicity, the double standards, the hypocrisy of the Junk/Group-Think Brigade (JGTB)
A report about the UK Government lecturing the Vatican on contraception…
During a meeting at the Vatican with Archbishop Vicenzo Paglia and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Britain’s International Development secretary Penny Mordaunt “told the Pope to relax the Catholic Church’s strict ban on the use of contraception,” reports The Telegraph.
The minister cited “the tragedy of 800 girls and women unnecessarily losing their lives every day through pregnancy or childbirth complications,” especially in relation to Africa, and added: “It is crucial we engage with faith leaders to help us challenge deeply held beliefs and attitudes.”
Note: Penny Mordaunt was pictured right at the front of the London “Pride”( in our sin) parade last weekend.
So, it’s OK to “challenge deeply held [CATHOLIC] beliefs and attitudes” but not LGBT deeply held beliefs and attitudes? O, very VERY tolerant, inclusive, diversity and equality – NOT!
I have just emailed Penny Mordaunt, as follows:
Attention Penny Mordaunt
I have noted your lecture to the Catholic Church about contraception, and your remark about challenging deeply held beliefs and attitudes. What a nerve!
Notably, you do not direct the same advice to the LGTBT-Z lobby – interesting to see you photographed at their “Pride” parade recently.
I have posted a comment on our blog about your sheer nerve in lecturing Catholics on contraception, while publicly supporting those engaging in unnatural sexual activity.
You might benefit from reading the discussion – no politically correct ideology is respected at Catholic Truth. Not at all! Challenge your own (apparently very shallow) beliefs and attitudes by visiting us over at …
Good for you Ed although like the Evening Times I suppose your not holding your breath waiting for an answer as you say She should stick to what she knows The LGBTQ2WXYZ. Squad have a new thing on the go sorry if am a we bit explicit here . Seemingly there’s a new party now regards the Homosexuals Lifestyle its called Chem Sex Parties where special drugs on the go relax certain muscles for larger ( just let’s say ) objects. Seemingly last month there were at least 2000 at Accident and Emergency for Bowl problems that’s of course not counting the diseases. She should stick to her own and solve some of their problems as you say . Another Intolerant Tolerant.
Fr Morris’ reparation activity is now being described as a “slur” by the Evening Times newspaper.
From the linked article:
Last night principal and vice-chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies said she was “extremely disappointed” to hear of the service.
Professor Gillies said: “I am extremely disappointed to hear of the service Father Morris has apparently held in response to the very successful Pride event in Glasgow last Saturday.
“The views implied are antithetical to those held by the university, which is strongly inclusive.
“We actively respect and promote equality and diversity and this has included having an official presence at the last two Pride Glasgow events.
“I shall be looking further into this matter.”
Prof Gillies states her University is “strongly inclusive” except, it seems, to Catholics.
It seems like this could be the beginning of the end for Fr Morris’ chaplaincy – perhaps his destiny lies in the hands of the Catholic students he ministers to.
I will seek to email Prof Gillies in support of Fr Morris. it is absurd that a University Professor is commenting and passing judgement on what a parish priest is doing in his own parish Church.
Here is Prof Gillies email should anyone else wish to email her:
Just heard (from a Protestant reader who is outraged at this) that Father Morris has been removed from his post at the university.
Obviously, there cannot be a Catholic priest appointed since no priest could possibly endorse the LGBT etc sin.
In the early 1990s, before I returned to the Church, I was attending a Protestant church “pastored” by a husband-and-wife duo who endorsed every PC insanity that came from on low. Whenever I objected to their stupidity, I always got the same answer: “What are you afraid of?”
It seems to me that this predictable bandwagon of condemnation of morality and civilization is driven by fear, so I think we can fairly ask the same question of the spineless useful idiots who defend and support people who choose to define themselves by their vice: “What are you afraid of?”
Well spotted. That was a feature of the Irish abortion referendum campaign. Over and over, women would say to us “Don’t you trust women?” – same idea. Anyone who is not PC must be “insecure”. The implication (sometimes explicitly stated) is that we are, perhaps, closet “gays” ourselves. It’s the same “shut down” tactic. No opposition allowed, shut it down by whatever means come to hand. Numpties.
From now on, if anyone asks ME that question (“what are you afraid of?”) I will reply “ending up being as brainless as you!”
Well… I have to have something to confess in the box!
I have now managed to put together the following email, following the news that Father Morris has been removed from his post at the university:
For the attention of Pamela Gillies, Glasgow Caledonian University
Copy to Patrick Harvie MSP [member of the Green Party].
Copy to Spokesman for Archbishop of Glasgow – Director of Communications… for passing to Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
Copy to Father Mark Morris
Dear Pamela Gillies,
I write to express my utter disdain for everyone involved in the bullying of Father Mark Morris, who was doing no more than his priestly duty by arranging a time and place for his parishioners to pray and make reparation for public sinners. And make no mistake about it, all those who participate in these obscene “Pride” [in our sin] parades, is guilty, objectively speaking, of very grave sin. That is Catholic teaching. Indeed, sodomy is listed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as “one of the four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance” (paragraph 1867).
I am appalled at the intolerance which has caused Father Mark Morris to be removed from his post as Catholic chaplain at the Glasgow Caledonian University. The usual LGBT-Z bullying tactics work their magic yet again; whether it’s a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, the owners of a B & B or a Catholic priest, whoever dares not to toe the politically correct LGBT-Z line, must go. Anyone who doesn’t fall into line with the LGBT-Z definition of “tolerance”, can forget about inclusivity, as Father Morris now knows.
Today, chatting about this scandal with a mother of four, whose two sons are preparing to apply for university, I discovered that her sons are determined not to apply to GCU – they would prefer to miss university altogether rather than attend such a bigoted, anti-Catholic institution, they said. They expressed horror at the treatment meted out to Father Morris for doing no more than his elementary priestly duty.
They are shocked, too, as is every other Catholic (and one Protestant) with whom I discussed the matter, at the wimpish response of the Archbishop of Glasgow through his spokesman, who is nothing more than a simpering diplomat of the School of Pontius Pilate. Given that, on his appointment as Bishop of Paisley some years ago, the now Archbishop (Tartaglia) of Glasgow exhorted the faithful to stand up to the bullying LGBT-Z lobby and, if necessary, face prison rather than condone these sins, it is dispiriting to see him going along to get along, failing to carry out his fundamental Catholic and episcopal duty, in the face of this scandalous anti-Catholic bigotry. Clearly, there can be NO Catholic chaplain at the GCU. That is a given. Certainly, our organization will be watching very closely to see which priest, if any, is appointed to replace Father Morris. No Catholic may deny central dogmas of the Faith and/or the natural moral law, without risking placing himself outside the Church.
As for Patrick Harvie MSP – words fail. He is so steeped in LGBT-Z propaganda, being “gay” himself, that I am copying him into this email for no other reason than to let him know that I find his contribution to this bullying, particularly inexcusable. Shouldn’t he be busying himself watering trees or doing something similarly “environmental”?
Glasgow Caledonian University has brought itself into disrepute in the minds of all right thinking people – only those who follow the crowd will think nothing of this latest example of the intolerance of the LGBT-Z lobby. No surprise there; as G.K. Chesterton points out, and I paraphrase somewhat, only dead fish swim with the current, the rest of us think for ourselves. Chesterton was quoted a tad more accurately on our blog, where we are discussing this scandal… here. [link to this thread provided.]
Surely the Archbishop will refuse to appoint another priest to take up this post at the GCU?
And surely no priest will accept the post, without first receiving an assurance that he may preach the full Catholic faith and morals, including that homosexual activity is a sin?
Chances are the GCU will appoint a lay ‘chaplain’ who conforms to the ‘gay’ agenda. There are plenty of lay ‘chaplains’ operating throughout the UK even though the 1997 Vatican document ‘ON CERTAIN QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COLLABORATION OF THE NON-ORDAINED FAITHFUL IN THE SACRED MINISTRY OF PRIEST’ expressly forbids it:- “It is unlawful for the non-ordained faithful to assume titles such as “pastor”, “chaplain”, “coordinator”, ” moderator” or other such similar titles which can confuse their role and that of the Pastor, who is always a Bishop or Priest.(58)” http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/laity/documents/rc_con_interdic_doc_15081997_en.html
My email to the Principal (with no principles).
Dear Ms Gillies,
I write to you today to express my astonishment at the absolutely despicable treatment of Rev Father Mark Morris, now former university chaplain.
In your statement to the press, you claim that Glasgow Caledonian University is “inclusive”. Clearly this firm adherence to the principle of inclusion does not apply to Catholics who adhere unflinchingly to the doctrines of the Catholic Church! It appears that every school of thought, indeed every philosophy under sun can enjoy freedom of expression and protection under policies of inclusion, apart from Catholicism.
Fr Morris led a religious service, in his own parish, to make reparation to God for a public demonstration of immorality. This is his duty as a Catholic priest. I note that you add in your statement that the university will work with the Archdiocese of Glasgow to find a new chaplain. I would assume that all priests of the Archdiocese, like Fr Morris, are faithful to the teachings of the Church. What priest would want the role, now that it’s clear that Glasgow Caledonian University is profoundly anti-Catholic?!
As a father of five children who will, God willing, one day week to embark upon a university degree, it concerns me that freedom of speech, expression and religion, are not tolerated at Glasgow Caledonian University.
My email to the Archdiocese of Glasgow:
I write to you today to express my astonishment at the absolutely despicable treatment of Rev Father Mark Morris, now former university chaplain to Glasgow Caledonian University.
In her statement to the press, the principal of the university claims that Glasgow Caledonian University is “inclusive”. Clearly this firm adherence to the principle of inclusion does not apply to Catholics who adhere unflinchingly to the doctrines of the Catholic Church! It appears that every school of thought, indeed every philosophy under sun can enjoy freedom of expression and protection under policies of inclusion, apart from Catholicism.
Fr Morris led a religious service, in his own parish, to make reparation to God for a public demonstration of immorality. This is his duty as a Catholic priest. I note that the principal added in her statement that the university will work with the Archdiocese of Glasgow to find a new chaplain. I would assume that all priests of the Archdiocese, like Fr Morris, are faithful to the teachings of the Church. What priest would want the role, now that it’s clear that Glasgow Caledonian University is profoundly anti-Catholic?!
As a father of five children who will, God willing, one day week to embark upon a university degree, it concerns me that freedom of speech, expression and religion, are not tolerated at Glasgow Caledonian University.
I have to say that I was not the least bit impressed with the statement issued by the Archdiocese of Glasgow. Where was the support from the Archbishop for Fr Morris? Where was the criticism of the university? I do not think the Bishops of Scotland realise who dispiriting their silence is, not to mention a dereliction of their episcopal duty! The laity are now openly mocked in the workplace and face disciplinary action, not to mention the growing threat of prosecution, for adhering to the moral teaching of the Church. When we do not receive the support from our prelates, it makes our task almost impossible, humanly speaking. This silence from the bishops is creating a culture of acceptance, even in Catholic institutions. First hand, I’ve heard of parties in the staffroom of a Catholic school to “celebrate” the same sex “marriage” of a non-Catholic ancillary member of staff.
The Archbishop of Glasgow simply must issue a statement about the disgraceful treatment, not only of Fr Morris, but of Catholics all over the country.
Petrus et al,
Well done for all of the letters you and others have send off to the various bodies in support of Fr Morris! I may plagiarise some of your work if you don’t mind!
I’m struck by several points that I might raise if I may.
“Clearly this firm adherence to the principle of inclusion does not apply to Catholics who adhere unflinchingly to the doctrines of the Catholic Church!”
Isn’t it a truly shocking state of affairs that we have to say, “Catholics who adhere to the doctrines of the Catholic Church,” and not just “Catholics?” This demonstrates the confusion and complete lack of good catechesis for Catholics today. If one does not adhere to the doctrines of the Catholic Church one is not a Catholic. A liberal Catholic is an oxymoron because a liberal Catholic is not a Catholic. It doesn’t matter if they claim to be Catholic, they are not Catholic. I have read some of the posts on Facebook, written by people who claim to be Catholic, but who clearly have absolutely no understanding of the basics of Catholic theology. And then the Modernist priest, Fr Morton, seeks to gain the approval of the mob, by openly denying Catholic doctrine on a public forum and throwing his brother priest under a bus in the process.
“As a father of five children who will, God willing, one day week to embark upon a university degree…”
The modern education system is not a safe place for children and universities especially are not safe. Personally, I would not advise young people today to go to university unless they had to in order to pursue a specific career path, and then to focus entirely on studies. Don’t get involved in student life. I would not recommend the modern phenomenon of sending young people to university at the age of eighteen just because that is what is expected and because the parents want to show off. Glasgow University has a disgraceful Pole-Dancing Society but has banned pro-life students from forming a society. Young Catholics have to be aware of what they face, and how they risk false accusations, falling into sin, or worse.
Personally, I would strongly advise young Catholic parents to home educate where possible, and consider other options for further and higher education.
“I do not think the Bishops of Scotland realise who dispiriting their silence is, not to mention a dereliction of their episcopal duty! The laity are now openly mocked in the workplace and face disciplinary action, not to mention the growing threat of prosecution, for adhering to the moral teaching of the Church. When we do not receive the support from our prelates, it makes our task almost impossible, humanly speaking.”
Indeed. When to shepherd is struck the sheep will scatter. The clergy are supposed to lead the way. We can’t expect foot soldiers to continue the fight when the officers have surrendered to the enemy or run for cover. There has been a deafening silence from the clergy on this matter, with the notable exception of the parish priest of St Bride’s in Cambuslang. In fact, here is more support from Protestants than there is from the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.
What a fantastic post from you. I totally agree with you, especially this paragraph, which I am sending to relatives and friends:
“The modern education system is not a safe place for children and universities especially are not safe. Personally, I would not advise young people today to go to university unless they had to in order to pursue a specific career path, and then to focus entirely on studies. Don’t get involved in student life. I would not recommend the modern phenomenon of sending young people to university at the age of eighteen just because that is what is expected and because the parents want to show off. Glasgow University has a disgraceful Pole-Dancing Society but has banned pro-life students from forming a society. Young Catholics have to be aware of what they face, and how they risk false accusations, falling into sin, or worse.
How true. Thank you for that fantastic post.
“Blessed they who are persecuted on account of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” Thank you so much Fr Morris,and God bless you (as I’m sure He will for your public defence of Christ and His Truth). If only we had more like you.
In America there are several legal organizations who would gladly sue the pants off this so-called university for their intolerance of religion, blatant double standard and violation of freedom of speech. Are there no such organizations in the UK?
That’s a really important question but I’m afraid the answer is “no”. The one group which does have money and sues, is a non-Catholic group – the Christian Institute. In the case of Father being taken to court, they may provide defence funds, not sure – they would assume, perhaps, that his archdiocese would pay – but I don’t think they will institute proceedings.
They might institute them: https://www.christian.org.uk/support-us/ldf/info
May I suggest one of you locals notify them of this case?
The thing is, Father Morris is a very quiet priest, who will be finding this publicity excruciating. He’s highly unlikely to consider legal action and even if he wanted to, it’s unlikely that the Archbishop would agree to it.
However, they’ve all be sent the link to this thread, so if I’m wrong they can take up the offer of the Christian Institute, to at least look at the case. I would definitely encourage him to sue for wrongful dismissal or whatever, but, as I say, Father may be unwilling or unable to do so.
It`s about time these so-called chaplains were withdrawn from every educational department in the country. In time of peace I would include the military also.
There is a continual lament about the shortage of priests. If this is really the case, although I sometimes wonder when they can find time to run London marathons and climb bridges in Sydney, then send them as chaplains to the care homes and hospices where they are really needed. If the (Catholic) students to whom they are “chaplaining”, who would have no hesitation in marching on these Pride parades if asked, can`t support their chaplain at a time like this then let them go to Neilly Bell.
It goes without saying that the hierarchy should let them all know that they can go to their own personal chaplain, preferably in the confessional, at their nearest church if they have a desire to see him. Their penance could be a brisk sprint back to their place of learning.
We have Masses for teachers, for the legal profession, for doctors and nurses but I don`t recall ever being invited to any special Masses when I worked on the building of schools, hospitals or court buildings.
Why not have special Masses or chaplains for the low-paid, exploited workers? Maybe it would be demeaning to be in their company. For the workers, I mean.
I think Chaplin may be a more appropriate spelling.
Very timely post from you on the whole issue of chaplains, because…
I’ve just been hearing about the old Southern General, now the new-build, modern, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, which is the largest hospital in western Europe, pictured below, yet has NO Catholic priest appointed as chaplain.
Now, it seems obvious to me that it is MUCH more important to have a priest appointed to a hospital to provide the sacraments for the sick – especially Extreme Unction for the dying – than it is to have a priest appointed to a university or any other educational establishment.
It would be twice the scandal then, if another priest is appointed to GCU while there is no provision for the sick and dying at the largest hospital in western Europe, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
But, if any priest IS appointed to GCU now, after this outrageous attack on Father Morris, the archdiocese MUST publish a statement affirming that he must be free to hold firm to, and give expression to, his Catholic beliefs, including what is now commonly (if erroneously) referred to as “Catholic morality”, which is nothing more than the upholding of the natural moral law.
If, for example, the new Chaplain says “stealing is wrong” that’s because it goes against the natural moral order to steal someone else’s property. If he says “sexual activity outside traditional marriage, which is between one man and one woman, is wrong” that’s because it goes against the natural moral order. The Catholic Church hasn’t “made up the rules” – they are there in the natural moral order, to be protected and promoted by the Church. That elementary Catholic teaching must be spelt out if (and we hope it doesn’t happen) a new Catholic chaplain is appointed to GCU.
Archbishop Tartaglia take note.
The university, too, must publish a statement acknowledging that they accept the right and duty of Catholic priests to adhere and give expression to their religious and moral beliefs in their totality, and that learning to accept such differences in belief is part and parcel of the wider education offered to students at GCU.
Powers-that-be at GCU take note.
It`s time that the Catholic hierarchy in Scotland, to name only one area, gets “manned up”, as the saying goes.
This pussyfooting around pretending they are such kindly, charitable and all-embracing gentlemen is only taken as a sign of weakness. You`d think they would be ashamed to show even their faces within the boundaries of a city where St John Ogilvie willingly and bravely died to prevent what they are now encouraging.
As for Fr Morton: I wonder if he would be so kind as to give us his warped opinion on the T-shirts that were being worn in his favourite procession by (obvious) paedophiles bearing the words, I (heart shape) boys in KILTS. Probably the heart symbol would mean words other than love.
If I was walking down the main street where I live with a similar T-shirt, I would be immediately arrested and rightly so.
If Fr Morton moves quickly he should be able to make it into town before the Jobcentre closes. He needs another profession, and quickly.
If I was Archbishop of Glasgow he would have been frogmarched from the premises a long time ago.
Good post and I agree with the Hospital Chaplains. As one who lives in Lanarkshire I know our Hospitals have different Priests who do the Job and spread out the Work . One Priest 2 years back who said Mass spoke about the suffering that he witnessed in the week he was on duty . As far as Hospice is concerned I know that at St Andrews Hospice there used to be Mass said Daily that was 5 years ago but don’t know if it’s still the same . I do know that Father Jim Brown a Spiritan Father or Holy Ghost Father was in the Hospice dying of Cancer and said Mass even on the day before he died . A great Priest and a good friend whom I was privileged to know. Just a we Story about him . I said to him one May Day.
” Father you know the Hymn to Our Lady The Lovely Month of May ” he said yes . I said ” Well they’ve changed the words at the End of the Hymn to ‘ And all the World is Gay for it is the Month of Mary The Lovely Month of May ‘ to ‘ And Half The World is Gay for it is The Month of Mary The Lovely Month of May ‘ now with Mr Morton and Co the words would be changed again to ‘ And Three Quarters of The World is Gay ‘
God Help Our Good and Holy Priests in these times of Apostasy.
I think Christian Concern would be interested in supporting Father in this case.
I received a telephone call earlier this morning, suggesting I visit the Facebook page of St Bride’s, Cambuslang. If you recall, we prayed a public rosary outside that parish a while back, in reparation for the parish priest’s (Fr Paul Morton’s) support for LGBT propaganda being pushed in schools. Click here to read all about that scandal. So, here he is, once again, supporting the LGBT lobby in defiance of God’s moral law. He’s very clearly made his diabolical choice, and here he is, urging Fr Morris to do likewise:
FROM FACEBOOK PAGE OF ST BRIDE’S, CAMBUSLANG…
Fr Mark Morris, parish priest of Immaculate Heart of Mary, extended an invitation to parishioners to offer prayers of reparation for the recent Pride events in Glasgow during the month of July. Fr Morton has written this open letter to Fr Morris (see below)
18th July 2018
Dear Father Mark Morris,
I am writing to you this open letter regarding your recent invitation to offer prayers in reparation for the Pride weekend that took place in the city of Glasgow during the month of July. You will know by now that your invitation and this initiative has deeply hurt both many of our own Catholic people who identify as LGBT and many others too.
Such an action on your part I would suspect was not taken lightly. I presume in doing this you have come to a negative judgement about Pride and perhaps also members of the LGBT community. You should know that not everyone shares your views either about this event or about LGBT people. Many have especially come to see Pride as an event that is both a culturally liberating and a joyous moment in the lives of people who identify in this way.
In taking this action, for which you do not give any reason and which you do not defend, you risk a deeper alienation of our own Catholic people and the wider community. It is not my place to make a judgement of your decision, but if it were, I would say that it was ill thought out and ill advised.
These are times in which many in Christian Churches are seeking to find common ground with the LGBT community and to repent of actions which led to both their isolation and harm in the past. This very delicate task is on-going and I would suggest that both of us as priests have a role to play in this work.
You will know that we would offer such prayers of reparation, as you invited your parishioners and maybe others to take part in, only in the most serious of circumstances. Such a decision that you made, which was clearly highly sensitive, perhaps would have better taken in the light of advice received and both with the permission and support of your Ordinary (Archbishop Tartaglia).
Every situation we believe is redeemable. I would encourage you and perhaps others too, to begin a dialogue with the LGBT community. The aim of such a dialogue would be to build bridges and create places that give sanctuary to people who come to us in their hour of need for help and succour.
You will know that saying, “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar”. It is a lesson for us all, let there be more honey and less vinegar!
With very best wishes,
Father Paul Morton
How come this unfaithful priest is left in post, while Fr Morris, guilty of nothing more than praying for sinners, is sacked from his?
Oops! Silly me… how did Our Lady of Fatima describe it again? Oh yes, ‘diabolical disorientation’ to come – well, it’s come… with a bang!
As the old saying goes, ‘The devil looks after his own’ – food for thought, eh, Father Morton?
Or, put a tad more biblically – repent! Turn away from the LGBT Juggernaut and back to God… before it’s too late! Reflect on this: the saint whom you quote urging a spoonful of honey rather than vinegar, meant simply that we must be gentle with sinners, e.g. in a personal conversation. He did not mean that we must go along with public sin, condoning evil in effect. Take a look at the photos of these ‘Pride’ parades – utter depravity on display. No priest can remain silent or inactive in the face of such evil, let alone openly praise such behaviour as you are doing. To describe such depravity as these ‘Pride’ parades – as you have done -as “… as an event that is both a culturally liberating and a joyous moment in the lives of people who identify in this way” is a scandal of enormous proportions.
Unless you respond to the grace to uphold God’s moral law and the authority of His Church to teach and preach in matters of divine Faith and moral law, you will lose your soul.
Is the short-lived popularity you are enjoying with the LGBT-Z lobby really worth the risk?
Wow, what a despicable betrayal by a brother priest, who has wasted no time in using Fr Morris’ ordeal as a stage for himself. (I expect his intervention will make the papers soon, further isolating Fr Morris).
If you recall I mentioned Fr Morton above, and so I am sadly un-surprised to see him rear his head amid these events.
As usual, Fr Morton’s contribution pays no heed to scripture or the catechism and instead seeks to work a glib lovey-dovey angle.
Fr Morton creates division and confusion in the Church.
I had a brief look at his facebook page and his parishioners, obviously largely ignorant of the Catholic faith, are praising him.
Amazingly, even someone who describes himself as a “trans-woman and atheist” joins in the praise and – despite the professed atheism – goes on to make statements about the basis of Christian faith (remarkable).
Right enough, his advice could scarcely be worse than that of Fr Morton!
Surely the Bishops of Scotland must get a grip on this situation, what a farce with priests making thinly veiled public attacks on one another.
Fr Morton says Fr Morris’ event should only have done ahead with the permission and support of his Bishop. Yet, I wonder if Bishop Toal gave permission and support for this open letter of Fr Morton?
Fr Morton says prayers of reparation are only offered in “the most serious of circumstances”.
I do not have a facebook account, but if anyone does, please post in response to Fr Morton that a sin which “cries to heaven for vengeance” surely makes the grade of being serious.
I believe Fr Morton is actually mentioned in the original Evening Times report, being praised by the TIE person – that is the group with whom he works to push LGBT propaganda in schools in Scotland. Shocking in the extreme.
Like you, I don’t have a Facebook account. It’s at times like this that I wish I did.
Our Petrus has a Facebook account, so maybe he will throw in his tuppence worth, if only to give the link to this thread as I know he doesn’t have time for extended exchanges either. If someone on Facebook would simply publish the link to this thread on the St Bride’s Facebook page, that would be sufficient to give a lifeline to those seeking the truth.
Unfortunately, in today’s cult of personality, few people are independent minded enough to distinguish between the priest who is a ‘nice guy’ and one who is a faithful (to God and His Church) priest.
It can be done. I met with Fr Morton after our public rosary and found him to be a pleasant person, friendly and chatty. I told him that he is very likeable, and I can see why he is popular with parishioners. I also told him,
as “tactfully” as I could muster,that he is heading for Hell if he continues to co-operate with the sin of the LGBT lobby.
Can be done, folks. Can be done.
I just added the link to this thread on that Facebook page, together with the comment….’error, error. You guys need to wise-up’.
Loads of numpties on there have lauded Fr Morton to the skies, so I await to see how long it will take for my tuppence-worth to get pulled.
I share your disgust at the actions of Fr Morton. Unfortunately, I’m banned from his parish Facebook page. However, I have penned an email to the Diocese of Motherwell which I’m copying below.
Dear Fr Grant,
I have written to you several times regarding Fr Paul Morton, parish priest of Saint Bride’s, Cambuslang. Fr Morton not only undermines the Church’s teaching on human sexuality, he publicly voices his support for the LGBT-Z lobby. He apologised to the “gay community” for the way they have been “treated” by the Catholic Church, voiced his support for the disgusting “TIE campaign” and has now written an open letter to Fr Mark Morris of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, criticising him for organising a Rosary making reparation to God following the depraved “Pride” procession last weekend.
Fr Morton seems to have a very strong interest in homosexuality and is not afraid to voice these opinions publicly. One only has to look at the comments on the parish Facebook page to see how the parishioners of Saint Bride’s in Cambuslang are being led astray by their loose (pink) cannon of a pastor! Enough is enough! Bishop Toal MUST act and remove Fr Morton from office.
I do note that Fr Morton was previously removed from office following allegations of inappropriate and unwanted homosexual behaviour towards young men of a much younger age. Whilst the police investigation found no evidence to support the allegations, Fr Morton is giving ammunition to those who may suggest that there’s no smoke without fire!
I have to say that I have only met Fr Morton on two occasions and found him very pleasant. I’m aware that he is popular with his parishioners. However, the Faith must always come first. “Nice guys” don’t always make good priests! Fr Morton’s views on homosexuality are completely incompatible with his role as a parish priest. In fact, his public criticism of Church doctrine question his status as a Catholic in good standing.
I trust this email will be forwarded to Bishop Toal.
That is disgraceful that you have been banned from the parish Facebook. Gives the lie to the mantra of inclusivity, as if we needed any more proof.
Great that you have emailed the Diocese of Motherwell.
Just one thing; I was under the impression that the allegations against Fr Morton came from two women, although when I tried to verify it just now, almost every link to previous Scottish newspaper reports on the subject, gave me an “403 Forbidden” message, which is, in itself, interesting.
Anyway, I found this report and it is of interest because, note they were able to garner over 2,000 signatures in support of restoring Fr Morton to his post as Parish Priest at St Bride’s Cambuslang.
I think – and it is no reflection on Fr Mark Morris – that we would struggle to get 200 signatures in support of his restoration at the university. As I say, no reflection on Fr Morris, but a clear indication of the apostate state of the Catholic Church in the archdiocese of Glasgow and the rest of Scotland.
That any Catholic could treat a dissident priest like Fr Morton as a hero, and a faithful priest like Fr Morris like an enemy, speaks for itself, speaks of the truth of Fatima where precisely such a diabolical disorientation was foretold.
Let’s all pray for Father Morris. From the little I know of him, he is a shy person who will hate all the publicity surrounding his innocent decision to organise a simple Rosary and Benediction in reparation for the truly gross offence caused to God by the depraved ‘Pride’ [in our sin] parade.
Incidentally, I’ve been given the name of one possible suspect who may have tipped off the press, but, since it’s not verifiable, I am unable to publish his name, which I absolutely CRAVE to do and I will do if I am ever given irrefutable evidence of his involvement OR if, highly unlikely, he has at least sufficient integrity to (how can I put it…) OUT himself. Or maybe he’s not so proud of THAT sin of betrayal. Let’s wait and see. He can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if he wishes to own up – and take the rant which, I promise, will follow.
Ed you have most certainly set the Cat amongst the Pidgeons and I also see below that you have been consigned to Hell . One thing also in your favour ( according to B ) is you won’t have to go to Confession this Month your fate is sealed and delivered like Mr Mortons letter ( cannot call him Father sorry) to Father Morris a Humble Catholic Priest who carried out a Catholic Service for Catholics but it seems there’s always a Judas hanging round. As i said previously maybe this is a good thing one things for sure something like this was bound to happen sooner or later . Now we await and see where the Tolerant Lavender Mafia strikes next you my Friend are a very brave Woman. I also ask you again can I put some of your letter comments on Twitter as it is in a frenzy also about this subject. Mr Morton may be in the lead at the Moment but it is a very fragile laead and we know just how Fickle the LGBTQ2WXYZ mob can be when they have their Intolerant Tolerant Feathers ruffled. Just a wee laugh in all the seriousness. At the London Pride. The L were fighting with the T because the T had the lead ,the G stepped in but were overrun by the Q who said they should have the lead as the L were under represented. When the G saw that the L should really have been behind the T the Q then took the hump and said that as they were part of the L they were leaving the Alphabet and going out on their own . God Bless and Take Care of You . J. D. –FOOF .
You people claim to be of ” god ” . Yet all I see are insults and trash talking your fellow human. Not many of you will get through those pearly gates… will the down button firmly pushed in the lift to hell!
I take it you that are one of those posting in praise of Father Morton over at St Bride’s. Which means that you believe (irrationally) that…
For two thousand years the Church has been wrong to uphold the natural moral law? Really? Is it only about sexual morality that the Church has got it wrong, or about stealing and murder as well? It’s precisely the same authority which the Church exercises to teach about sodomy that she exercises to teach about theft and killing. Reflect.
And in consigning us to Hell, are you not being a tad judgmental, where tolerance, diversity and inclusivity should be? Tut tut.
Tip for future commentary: we tend to use a capital letter for God here. You know, like capital P for ‘Pride’ [in our sin].
The bible.. best selling novel ever written.. BY MAN… I didn’t consign you to hell.. by your writings here you have did that yourself… you hate and vitriol spews out of you like vile filth… you should be ashamed to say that you speak in ” his ” name
Your description of the Bible as a novel written by man pegs you as an atheist, but since you apparently think there is a hell, you must be one confused atheist: just as confused as those trapped in the “LGBT-minus” scam. But keep writing your irrational, confused posts, because we’ll be happy to use them as perfect examples of the depraved, incoherent, self-serving lunacy of the LGBT-minus death-style.
I meant to answer that nonsense when I first saw it but got distracted. Well said! Pay rise in the pipeline!
I think your a Woman, just a feeling so I say to you an old Scottish Saying
Awayandbileyirheidwumminandgieuspeace. But if you come back try and answer this or ask Mr Morton. Why has Mr Morton got more time for a Homosexual so called Pride March which has all the trappings of Anti Catholicism than a Catholic Priest. Why did Mr Morton not do the proper thing and either Email Father Morris with a direct complaint instead of putting it out Publicly. Why if Mr Morton when HE obviously thought that Father Morris had overstepped the mark as a Catholic Priest not first contact his superior. And last but not least . Why is Mr Morton so upset about a Catholic service being offered up by a Catholic Priest.
Dear Father Morton:
Congratulations on joining the ranks of the Judases in the modern Catholic clergy. Apparently you’ve been attending “Gay Pride” parades with rose-colored (or are they lavender?) glasses on, because anyone with the slightest sense of sin would immediately observe that these parades are nothing more than public obscenities, in which Satan gloats over his victory over men.
Yours in Christ,
PS: Don’t forget to vest yourself in the rainbow flag before your next Mass.
My email, just sent, to the Chancellor of the Diocese of Motherwell (Fr Morton’s diocese):
Dear Father Grant,
As you will already know, Father Mark Morris of the Archdiocese of Glasgow has been sacked from his post as Chaplain at the Glasgow Caledonian University, for the crime of offering a parish Rosary & Benediction in reparation for the truly gross offence to God caused by the depraved so-called ‘Pride’ [in our sin] Parade last weekend. We are discussing Father Morris’s persecution on our blog here [included link to this thread].
At the same time as we are lamenting the injustice to Father Morris, one of the Motherwell priests, Father Paul Morton, is being praised to the skies by parishioners on the parish Facebook page for his unbelievable Open Letter of rebuke to Fr Morris. For this he MUST be reprimanded, publicly, by Bishop Toal. Last time we asked for a public correction of Fr Morton’s public scandal, our request was ignored. Given that this scandal involves Fr Morton’s attack on a brother priest, I sincerely hope the Bishop will show more courage.
Further, such is Fr Morton’s ‘LGBT-Z’ supporting reputation, that one of our readers in England has emailed today with this link to a twitter feed, in praise of Fr Morton’s LGBT work, complete with photograph of him wearing a rainbow tie.
I am well aware that by acting against Fr Morton’s LGBT-Z anti-apostolate, the Bishop will come in for heavy criticism: too bad. He MUST do his duty, because this is really [only] the beginning of the persecution to come. These anti-Catholic priests are doing the work of the Devil and so are their bishops if they fail to do their God-given duty. The Bishop must act now, without delay. We have no intention of letting this slide and we intend to keep Fr Morton’s faithless anti-apostolate right at the forefront of our own work of exposing the crisis in the Catholic Church, especially as it relates to Scotland.
Please confirm that the Bishop will receive this email, as a matter of urgency.
Thank you. ENDS.
“Narrative of exclusion” one would laugh if it were not so sad and you stop to reflect that souls are literally in peril.
I think of a priest I know who told me in the early 90’s “There is nothing as illiberal as a liberal”
This is the world that we are living in and this is the world that will continue to get worse.
Your priest friend was right – although I heard it a bit differently, as “There is no-one so intolerant as a full blown liberal” and I associate the quote with G.K. Chesterton. However, for the life of me,I can’t find the quote – Google has let me down – so don’t take my word for it.
However Jason, let’s remember Our Lady’s promise that this crisis would end when the Consecration of Russia has been carried out: “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
Interesting, isn’t it, that the first priest in Scotland to be openly persecuted for defending the moral law, is the parish priest of the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Glasgow. Our Lady sometimes gives us these little “coincidences”, touching, to remind us that she is keeping an eye – in this case, on Fr Morris, one of the few priests to offer the Traditional Latin Mass under the terms of Summorum Pontificum. He offers a TLM in his parish every day of the week except Mondays, I believe. There’s surely a clue there as to why this priest has been targeted by the Devil.
Of course, Father Matthew Despard has been unjustly treated for writing his book intended to “out” homosexual priests in the Diocese of Motherwell, but his case is different from Father Morris’s in a number of ways, not least that there should have been no controversy at all in Fr Morris’s case; if a Catholic priest can’t organise a parish rosary in reparation for grave sin, then we’re definitely in trouble. His sacking from the university would surely come under the heading of ‘unfair dismissal’ at any employment tribunal, and what makes his case doubly shocking is that the archbishop is colluding with the university – not to put too fine a point on it – find a “gay friendly” priest to replace Father Morris.
While what Fr Despard did was well intended, in that he was trying to bring out the poison of homosexuality within the Church in his diocese, it is less clear-cut than the case of Father Morris, which is why, I believe, he is the first priest of this crisis in Scotland to be brazenly persecuted in the sense of the “diabolical disorientation’ of which Our Lady warned in the Fatima apparitions.
Ed . This is probably the best Article that you ever printed. God we know works in strange ways . Fr Morton has definitely overstepped the mark and now we know for Certain which Camp he’s in and it most certainly is not in The Catholic one . Twitter is also ablaze with the treatment dished out to Father Morris a True Priest being persecuted for his Faith and this Judas jumps on the LGBTQ2WXYZ. Bandwagon well here he must stay he’s chosen his Bed ( probably more than once) now he must lie in it let the LGBTQ2WXYZ. Mob keep him in the finery am sure he’s used to . The Bishop must act and act fast to remove him for attacking a Fellow Priest for being faithful and talking out against Sin .
My email to Fr Paul Morton
Dear Father Morton,
I am deeply scandalised to read your “Open Letter” to Fr Mark Morris, which appeared on your parish Facebook page after the outrageous treatment of Fr Morris all because he upheld the moral teaching of the Church and held a Rosary and Benediction in reparation following the Pride parade in Glasgow.
I am aware that you have a long history of supporting the LGBT-Z agenda. It has come to my attention that not only have you publicly backed the outrageous “TIE” campaign, which seeks to defy the moral law by presenting homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle, but you have attended events held by this insidious organisation wearing a rainbow tie! This speaks volumes, Father. The scandal you are causing in your parish, diocese and country is outrageous. That a Catholic priest would openly defy Church doctrine is nothing short of diabolical.
Turning to your open letter, chastising Fr Morris, I believe your letter is unjust in the extreme. You state that “this initiative has deeply hurt both many of our own Catholic people who identify as LGBT and many others too.” How do you know this? Are you part of a network of “gay” Catholics? If so, which network? Who are the “many others” who feel hurt?
You go on to say that many people view Pride as “culturally liberating” and a “joyous moment”. Really? Have you witnessed a Pride procession? I have taken part in a public Rosary of reparation in George Square and there was absolutely nothing “cultural” about it. Indeed, the main bulk of the procession consisted of half-naked men and women dancing suggestively. Is this really what you would define as “culture”? Is the celebration of sodomy really something “joyous”?
You write that Fr Morris “does not give any reason” for his Rosary of reparation. Well, let me give you many reasons why we should make reparation:
Leviticus 18:22 “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
Leviticus 20:13 “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”
1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Romans 1 : 26-27 “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church 2357
“Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.”
It is completely shocking that a Catholic priest would publicly undermine Sacred Scripture and the Sacred Tradition.
You go on to say that events to make reparation should only be held in “the most serious of circumstances”. The public celebration of sin, specifically a sin which the Church teaches “cries out to Heaven for vengeance”, is about as serious as it can get. As we have seen from the Catechism, homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered and acts of grave depravity. They kill the life of grace in our soul. Our Lady has said in her apparitions that more souls go to Hell due to the sins of flesh than for any other sin. This is serious, Father. Deadly serious!
You also state that Fr Morris should have asked permission from his local Ordinary. Well, did YOU ask permission from YOUR local Ordinary before you publicly backed the “TIE campaign”? Did you ask permission before you wrote your “Open Letter” to Fr Morris? Given your public insistence that Fr Morris consult his bishop, I think you have a duty to answer this question.
You state in the letter that many in Christian churches are seeking to find “common ground” with the LGBT community. There is only ONE Christian church – the Catholic Church. The moral teaching of the Church means that, despite the efforts of errant priests, bishops and popes, the Catholic Church can NEVER find common ground with those who undermine the moral law. There are plenty of non-Catholic communities who seek to do this and I’m sure they would welcome you into their fold with open arms.
Your open letter is nothing but attention seeking grandstanding. Did you contact Fr Morris privately to express your concerns? Did you contact his Archbishop? I’d be surprised if you did, given the short timescale. No, this is a most uncharitable act and whilst your letter is written using charitable language, your true intent is there for all to see. You have acted like a wolf in sheep’s clothing and owe Fr Morris a public apology.
Given your clear contempt for the moral law, your position as parish priest is now untendable and you should do the right thing and step down.
Petrus would you give me permission to copy your Letter onto Twitter. I will understand if you say no . FOOF.
Go for it!
Thank you al Post it right now my Friend. This as we know was bound to happen sooner or later . As Mr Morton leads in the World at the Moment I wonder how long it will take him to fall off of his perch . The worse thing anyone can do to a Narcissist is praise them as am sure ( if he’s not sacked ) he will be either wearing nothing at all at a Pride March or he will be wearing a Rainbow Shirt to go with that awful Deviant looking tie he had on in his picture.
Excellent, Peter. We must pray that he responds to the grace which will, undoubtedly, be given to him to bring him to realise that such an email is a mark of true charity, and amend his thinking accordingly. That is to say, turn away from supporting the LGBT-Z
lifestyledeathstyle and preach only true morals in future.
Editor: It does sound like Chesterton and thinking back my priest friend is definitely a Chesterton fan. Sadly he is also an unashamed Roman Catholic, so like poor Fr Morris he has been sidelined and ostracised to the extent that he not only left his Diocese (discretion forbids me from naming it) and sought an at least marginally more Catholic one (hard to find I know!) in an entirely different country. The Francis mockery of a Papacy is encouraging this insanity from priests like Fr Morton.
I concur with the point so many of the loonie left are missing…Fr Morris is entitled to hold a “service” as he sees fit in his Parish! His treatment disgusts me. I was waiting for the public proclamations of support from Archbishop Tartaglia and then I though of one of my late grandfather’s favourite sayings, “Aye son, I’ll crack the jokes!”
I have prayed for Fr Morris and am sure Our Lady will give him solace as a protector of “real” priests.
Hope he had been just as outspoken about the worldwide extent of paedophilic behaviours of Catholic priests – doubt it.
Editor: the “paedophilic behaviours of Catholic priests” as you put it, has resulted, largely, from the acceptance of homosexual men into Catholic seminaries. But, for the record, while any such abuse is shocking and unacceptable, the statistics reveal that the Catholic Church does not deserve the kind of nasty comments coming its way by those who are uninformed. Click here for some facts and then stick to the topic if you wish to comment here. Do NOT go off topic, as future off topic comments will be deleted. Your comments will continue to be moderated until it is clear that you are a serious commentator and not a nasty troll, out to attack the Catholic Faith.
My letter to all Scottish bishops:
I am writing to all Scottish bishops following the recent scandalous treatment of Fr Mark Morris at the hands of Glasgow Caledonian University. As you will know, the University sacked Fr Morris for hosting a Rosary of reparation following the “gay” Pride march through Glasgow.
Whilst I understand that Fr Mark Morris is not a priest of your Diocese, the university is not in your Diocese and the Pride parch didn’t happen in your Diocese, I’m writing to you because this is not only an attack on Fr Morris, but an attack on us all as a Catholic community. This comes hot on the heels of the despicable attack on Canon Thomas White at an Orange Walk three weeks ago and is yet another example of the anti-Catholic nature of many in Scottish society. It needs to be met head on.
Whilst many lay people have, on social media and blogs, condemned the decision of the university to remove Fr Morris for doing nothing more than his priestly duty, there was been a deafening silence from the clergy. The only priest to comment publicly on this matter that I’m aware of is the infamous homosexuality supporting Fr Paul Morton of the Diocese of Motherwell, who has written an “open letter” to Fr Morris on his parish Facebook page. In this “open letter” Fr Morton describes “Gay Pride” as “culturally liberating” and “joyous”. Isn’t it absolutely scandalous that a Catholic priest should not only publicly rebuke a brother priest for upholding the moral law, but actually praise a celebration of sodomy in the city founded by St Mungo? Still, we hear not one word from the Scottish Hierarchy.
Fr Morton’s grandstanding recently made the papers when he publicly backed the insidious “TIE” campaign which seeks to expose our children to radical LGBT-Z sex education. More recently, Fr Morton appeared at a “TIE” rally in Edinburgh dressed in a rainbow tie! I don’t remember hearing any condemnation of this from any Scottish bishop.
This silence makes life very difficult for the faithful who seek to defend the doctrines of the Church “in the marketplace”. We are written off as extremists and the silence of the hierarchy is used as a justification for this.
Therefore, in order to remove any doubt as to what the proper Catholic attitude towards the promotion of homosexuality must be, I write to you today to ask you to be faithful to your episcopal duty and speak out for the sake of the Catholic Church in Scotland and for the sake of your immortal soul, which will one day be held to account for your actions as a shepherd and successor to the apostles.
I look forward to your reply.
Excellent. You shamed me into following suit, so here’s my offering just sent to each and every bishop in Scotland:
Dear Bishop [Name],
I write to seek your support for Father Mark Morris, priest of the Archdiocese of Glasgow, whom, as I’m sure you are aware, is being persecuted for the crime of offering a parish Rosary & Benediction in reparation for the “gross offence to God” caused by the recent so-called “Pride” Parade, which celebrates the sin of Sodom, euphemistically described as “LGBT”.
We have been discussing the scandal of Father Mark Morris’s sacking from his post at the Glasgow Caledonian University as a result of his parish prayer event, on the Catholic Truth blog
I have written, also, to Archbishop Tartaglia, who, when he became Bishop of Paisley, exhorted us all to refuse to conform to the LGBT agenda, even to the point of being willing to face imprisonment, rather than deny God’s moral law on human sexuality.
Yet, to date, the signals from the Archbishop are not encouraging. Far from speaking out to defend his faithful priest, Father Morris, the Archbishop is reported to be collaborating (colluding?) with the university to find a replacement chaplain. How can the Archbishop possibly appoint any Catholic to this post now that the university authorities have made it clear that Catholic moral teaching will not be permitted?
My purpose in writing to you, today, is to ask you to speak out to make clear that no Catholic – priest or lay person – may condone, let alone promote, the sin of homosexuality. Father Morris may be a priest of a different jurisdiction, but we are all Catholics, and this scandal is being witnessed across the country. We need each bishop to speak out, with conviction, to reinforce the truths of the Faith and the Moral Law – we need each of you to say that no Catholic may support the sin of Sodom, under any circumstances.
Any Bishop who puts personal prestige, or an easy life, ahead of his duty to do precisely that, especially at this time when society is dominated by and swamped with LGB T propaganda, with this group effectively running the country – and now the Church – is not worthy of the title ‘Catholic’ let alone episcopal office. Forgive my outspokenness but I am really only reiterating what Pope John Paul II taught in Veritatis Splendor, when he exhorted the Bishops to uphold the moral order at all times:
“Today, however, it seems necessary to reflect on the whole of the Church’s moral teaching, with the precise goal of recalling certain fundamental truths of Catholic doctrine which, in the present circumstances, risk being distorted or denied. In fact, a new situation has come about within the Christian community itself, which has experienced the spread of numerous doubts and objections of a human and psychological, social and cultural, religious and even properly theological nature, with regard to the Church’s moral teachings. It is no longer a matter of limited and occasional dissent, but of an overall and systematic calling into question of traditional moral doctrine, on the basis of certain anthropological and ethical presuppositions. At the root of these presuppositions is the more or less obvious influence of currents of thought which end by detaching human freedom from its essential and constitutive relationship to truth. Thus the traditional doctrine regarding the natural law, and the universality and the permanent validity of its precepts, is rejected; certain of the Church’s moral teachings are found simply unacceptable; and the Magisterium itself is considered capable of intervening in matters of morality only in order to “exhort consciences” and to “propose values”, in the light of which each individual will independently make his or her decisions and life choices.” (#4 – emphases in original)
I look forward to receiving your assurance that you will, indeed, publicly support Father Mark Morris, and, indeed, that you will use this opportunity to affirm your people in their Catholic Faith, ending any confusion they may be experiencing as a result of the hitherto silence from the Scottish episcopate on this important moral issue. General affirmations of traditional marriage no longer suffice. The Bishops MUST spell out the dangers of the rise and normalisation of the Lesbian, “Gay”, Bisexual and Transgender “lifestyles”, not least the danger to souls, the danger of losing our eternal salvation. It must be clear, Bishop – forget diplomacy; it didn’t work for Pontius Pilate, it won’t work for you, or for any of us, certainly not at our judgement.
Now, we pray!
Editor, that is an excellent letter but what has it come to when such a letter is needed? I have little confidence that it will make a scrap of difference partly I suspect that as soon as they see who has written it they will discard it as “that woman again on the bandwagon”!!
It actually makes me really angry that a faithful priest who behaves in a priestly way can be treated like this. Why have the LGBT so called community become so powerful that even though they bang on about inclusivity they are totally exclusive of anyone who does not wish to celebrate their depravity? And as others have said here, one has only to look at the creatures mincing along in their shocking costumes to see that this is at the very least disordered behaviour. I think that even though this priest is a self effacing man he should agree to take the university to court for wrongful dismissal and let them try and prove that he was doing anything other than his priestly and Catholic duty. And his bishop should support him every step of the way.
“…even though they bang on about inclusivity they are totally exclusive of anyone who does not wish to celebrate their depravity?”
Years ago I challenged the “Human Rights Campaign” organization (a reincarnation of something that was tried in Nazi Germany – read The Pink Swastika) over here with that very question, after I read that they had objected to meeting with some people in a certain wider venue who did not approve of their behavior.
The person who answered my email said they objected to the presence of said people at the table because their views were “hurtful’! In other words, their position is all about “feelings,” not “inclusion,” which is a mask.
And why is it all about their feelings? Because disapproval of their behavior disturbs their consciences, which means that at some level they know they are destroying themselves. And that also means that they hate themselves – thus they accuse Christians of “hate.”
It’s the classic psychological principle of projection at work.
I’m sure you are right about the discarding of anything from me. That’s a given, which is why I included the lengthy quote from Pope John Paul II’s Veritatis Splendor, hopeful that it would strike a chord with even one member of our hierarchy.
Signed, hope springs eternal!
Petrus and Editor
Wonderful letters, and although I’m merely a Sassenach, I’m also a Catholic and I will follow your example.
I am appalled, but not surprised, at what happened – the gender fascists _love_ firing people that disagree with them.
I am worried by the reply of the archdiocese: ‘The Archdiocese is aware of the University’s decision and will address the provision of chaplaincy support in due course.’
Are they going to provide a “less Catholic” priest? Or are they going to affirm that what Father Morris said is 100% mainstream Catholic and as such he did not do anything wrong?
How can we contact the people involved?
Editor: email the Archbishop (Philip Tartaglia) of Glasgow on email@example.com – he’s the main person to email about this. Gabriel Syme provided the university contact email – Prof Gillies, firstname.lastname@example.org and if you wish to write to the “gay” activist priest, Fr Paul Morton, his email is email@example.com but note, Fr Morton will reply to thank you for your message and assure you that he wants to be friends with you. Still, doesn’t do any harm to let him know of your concerns.
Thank you editor – I already went to the website of the Archdiocese and emailed:
Do we know anyone around there?
Yes, they’re all good to send, but I would urge you to email the archbishop directly, as we are never sure if correspondence is passed to him. Suggest you send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org
And feel free to post a copy here, as well, for our education and edification!
Deeply concerned for the intolerance toward Rev. Mark Morris and what the Glasgow Caledonian University said
I am a faithful Catholic living in London that is very worried about the tragic news of Rev. Morris being removed from his position of chaplain simply for behaving according to the moral doctrine of the Church.
The principal in charge, Pamela Gillies, said:
“Following due consultation Father Mark Morris will not return to his chaplaincy role at the university in September. The university will work with the Archdiocese of Glasgow to ensure the continued provision of chaplaincy support for staff and students at our Faith and Belief Centre when the new term starts.”
She is, of course, being intolerant and hostile not of Rev. Morris alone – but of the very morality professed by the Church. I have extensively commented on their Facebook page, politely but firmly, about how wrong the situation is, but alas so many there are ignorant of our precepts to the point of bundling them all together with the vague notion of “hate”.
I urge the archdiocese to stand firm in our teaching and not bow to the demand of sending a chaplain that prefers silence, and rather engages in dialogue and explains that a Catholic Priest has the duty of following our moral even – and especially – where the non-religious world is in disagreement.
Yours in Christ,
An utter abomination against God! How brave is Fr. Morris! He must feel like a “voice crying in the wilderness” but at Judgement Day it will be said to him: “Well done good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over many things, enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. I wonder what will be said the apostate clergy: “Depart from me , ye cursed, into the everlasting fire which has been prepared for you by the devil and his angels”. ???
All this is from my school days you ken, so the quote might not be completely accurate, but you’ll get the drift!
Och weel, They probably dinna believe it onyway!
Here is an excellent report on Father Morris from Lifesitenews – they quote Catholic students’ Facebook page where they roundly condemn the university’s mistreatment of Father and support him unequivocally! Brilliant news!
And the Anglican group, Christian Concern, also report on this… extract follows:
“The Glasgow Caledonia University Catholic Community made a statement on their Facebook page in response to Father Morris’s dismissal. It is worth reproducing in full:
“The Catholic Community at GCU would like to express our full support and solidarity with Fr. Mark Morris at this time. He is a faithful priest who has served our community with joy, dignity, and a smiling face for many years now. We are extremely disappointed that the university have decided to dismiss Fr. Morris. It is frankly abhorrent that a Catholic Priest would be dismissed from his post as a Catholic chaplain for merely reaffirming the teachings of the Catholic faith.
“The Church is very clear that any sexual acts committed outside the context of marriage are sinful. Naturally, it would therefore be expected that the Church would not align herself with a movement like “Pride”, which promotes sexual promiscuity and celebrates extra-marital actions which are considered gravely sinful.
“In line with Church teaching, Fr. Morris has made it clear on many occasions that Homosexual persons are called to a life of chastity. In no way does this mean that homosexual persons are not welcome here at the chaplaincy, nor does it mean that they have fallen short of the love of God. Anyone who knows Fr. Morris will know he is a gentle giant, and is very careful to be truthful but also charitable. He is well-loved by the students and spends a lot of time with the homeless, providing them with meals and a listening ear.
“It must also be remembered that Fr. Morris’ comments and his decision to organise a service to pray for those at Pride were made completely within his own parish in Balornock and have nothing to do with his duties as a chaplain to GCU. The media, for whatever irrelevant and cruel reason, have decided to focus on his role as a University Chaplain. We think this association is unfair and unnecessary.
“In all charity, we would urge the university to reconsider this unfair dismissal of our chaplain. We also thank those who have offered us support at this time, and we ask that you continue to keep Fr. Morris in your prayers.” End of Extract. Read entire Christian Concern report here.
Yes I read the Life Site News Article and I took it that that was also your comment above mine . Take Care Brave Lady . Good Night and God Bless.
Fr Morris has shown great personal integrity in upholding what is the basics of Catholic (and natural) morality. This affair makes me very scared, as we appear to be living in a pre-totalitarian state. There is nothing the state can do at this stage to stop citizens from holding unpopular beliefs, but they can stop us from expressing these views in public; and if we do, we run the very real risk of exclusion from civic life. How long before we end up in Gulags?
There is something about the sacred cows of the modern world. Our society is essentially hedonistic. That is the driving force behind the promotion of sexual perversion, and the curious thing about sins of the flesh is that they absolutely demand approval. St John the Baptist, St John Fisher and St Thomas More among others all learned what happens when you try to tell someone who has the power to destroy the body that he cannot commit adultery. The same anger is prevalent in society today, only they can’t chop our heads off yet. It is demanded of us that we accept sexual perversion in all its forms as something inherently good.
Some good news… I have just received the following email from the Father Grant, Chancellor of the Diocese of Motherwell, containing a statement from the Bishop:
Bishop Toal is at present leading the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. He has requested that I forward the following statement on his behalf.
“While Fr Morton feels justified in telling Fr Morris that he should have sought the permission and support of his Ordinary before having the Rosary in Reparation for the Gay Pride Gathering, I don’t see him applying the same rule to himself in regard to seeking my permission, as his Ordinary, in writing his open letter to Fr Morris. Fr Morton chooses therefore to speak on this matter as an individual and he does not represent me nor the Diocese of Motherwell.
I take issue with Fr. Morton’s uncritical approval of the Gay Pride marches. Footage of any such marches often show people dressed as priests and nuns with the clear intention of belittling and making a fool of the Catholic Church. I understand why they engage in this tomfoolery but for me and other Catholics it creates a negative impression and probably a dislike of such events. I don’t agree therefore with Fr Morton’s uncritical approval of activities which mock the Church of which he is a public representative. We do need to support and minister to those in our Church who experience same-sex attraction but we can’t deny the Church’s teaching and throw in our lot with those who do so.”
+ Joseph Toal
N O T I C E . . .
I have now emailed Father Paul Morton, quoting the above statement, as follows:
Dear Father Morton,
As you will know, Bishop Toal has issued the [above] statement, which I have now posted on our blog. I write briefly now, simply to say that I hope and pray that you will recognise in this statement, the truth that your bishop is, at last, acting as a true father to your soul, and the souls of all those who are scandalised by your involvement in the LGBT-Z movement – LGBT being a euphemism for the Sin of Sodom, as we know.
I am praying that you will take the time now to seriously reflect on this whole business of a minority of people, once criminalised by law, so seriously did society take sodomy, who are now dominating our society and all its institutions. Surely, in the light of the Fatima apparitions and warning of Our Lady about the “diabolical disorientation” to come, you can see that this all comes from the Devil.
With kindest regards.
That’s an excellent statement from Bishop Toal. He’s done the right thing by rebuking Fr Morton so publicly, as Fr Morton rebuked Fr Morris. That’s really good news.
I think Bishop Toal probably realises that Fr Morton must be homosexual himself. I can’t see any priest donning a rainbow tie and praising a Pride Parade unless he is that way inclined himself, I really don’t. I think his statement is making clear to Fr Morton that enough is enough. It will either make him toe the line or “out” himself.
Bishop Toal. He’s done the right thing by rebuking Fr Morton so publicly,
I am open to correction, but as I understand it, his words as quoted were a reply to an email from one of Fr Morris’ parishioners.
I do not think Bishop Toal has made any public statement on the matter.
The matter of Fr Morris is not one that affects Catholics only. While the discussion above has been related to this very directly, and compared and contrasted Fr Morris and Fr Morton, there are wider implications.
Firstly, the Scottish Catholic Hierarchy have dodged facing up to their responsibilities for many decades. None have been sent to prison, all are welcome to dinner at Bute House.
Nothing is likely to change this. Catholics in Scotland are in the position referred to by Chaucer, “shiten shepherdes and clene sheep”.
Secondly, this is a matter of free speech and the freedom to practice religion, as Alex F touches on, above.
It points to the planned destruction of the moral fibre and civilisation of the West. This is no small thing. There is little real opposition to this, except in countries like Poland, Hungary and Russia.
“The matter of Fr Morris is not one that affects Catholics only.”
Absolutely correct. I don’t think, though, it’s fair to suggest that this discussion has somehow missed the “wider implications” because the bloggers here keep emphasising that this is an issue about the moral law, and not just a “Catholic” rule.
Also, Catholic Truth is famous (infamous?) for its criticism of the Scottish hierarchy for many years now, as their reporting on all the scandals, including Cardinal O’Brien long before the media caught up, pointing out that it was the bishops’ silence that was exacerbating these scandals.
I agree with you that this whole LGBT suffocating lobbying definitely points to “the planned destruction f the moral fibre and civilisation of the West.” I would only add “planned by Satan”!
I have received the following link to a petition, from a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary https://chn.ge/2JIHh70
I’ve signed, encourage others to do so.
The only winner in all of this Garbage are people like wee Patrick Harvie who slink under the guise of the so called Green Party but we know that their so called Political intentions are far from Environmentalist . Am sure that Fr Morton although by far the biggest instigater in all of this ( except of course for the Judas who shopped Fr Morris to the MSMedia ) has been used by the LGBTQ2 Organisations to inflict wounds upon Our Catholic Faith. And will continue to be used by them until they need him no more.
“Bravo Father Mark Morris” – I completely concur.
It says something about the bullying power of the LGBT people when they can get a priest sacked for praying the rosary!
My tuppence worth is that ALL homosexual (practising) clergy should be defrocked immediately. Full stop. Furthermore, no young man with such tendencies, if known, should be accepted as a seminarian.
I have just said the same thing over on the Out & Proud & Preaching thread because there are already at least two Vatican documents that we know about saying no homosexual men are to be allowed in seminary or ordained.
All they have to do, therefore, is dismiss these priests from the clerical state, since they should not have been ordained in the first place.
Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised if Fr Paul Morton is one who should not have been ordained due to having homosexual leanings, and he has publicly supported the gay culture so he comes under the rules in the two Vatican documents linked on the Out & Proud blog.
I notice we are all still waiting for The Archdiocese of Glasgow to make any statement of support for Fr Morris.
The world we are now living in and which our politicians wholeheartedly sign up to lives by the primary tenet of Satanist worship: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
The Communist/Satanist destruction of the faith which found it’s impetus with Vatican II (not a great movie to be fair, sequels are rarely very good!!) is nearing it’s fulfilment.
Perhaps not hold your breath on that one. It is an absolute disgrace. Some Shepherd.
In conversation about the Father Morris situation this morning, one friend, who is not online, put it succinctly when he asked if it is now permitted to sack someone via Twitter?
The question then arose – and I’m not sure about this, myself – as to whether the Archbishop appointed Fr Morris to the university post or whether Fr was appointed by the university after interview.
Whatever, it seems clear to us lay folk that this is a manifest case of unfair dismissal, without due process being followed and so the archdiocese ought to sue the socks off the university …and if they request another chaplain, reply: “yeah right”. Try the local Imam. They won’t get away with messing with his religious and moral beliefs.
The question then arose – and I’m not sure about this, myself – as to whether the Archbishop appointed Fr Morris to the university post or whether Fr was appointed by the university after interview.
I could be wrong, but I expect that the Archbishop proposes a candidate to the University who decide whether or not to accept following an interview. (The interview would likely be a formality aimed more at acknowledging the University’s authority – unless, of course, somebody said something Catholic).
You mention imams: I noted recently that Bashir Mann, a Glaswegian muslim – and former local politician – who is widely respect beyond his own community, had written to The Herald praising Father Morris for his courage and asking God to gift Father with more courage still.
Thinking more about this incident, it seems all so contrived and, never mind malicious individuals, there are numerous malicious groups/bodies in Scottish society who would gain via setting something like this in motion.
In recent weeks, the Church received much sympathy after followers of an Orange Walk abused a priest and parishioners outside a Glasgow Church. This was quite different to the more usual public image of the Church, which is often portrayed as a malign institution and is subject to criticism not sympathy.
And so here is a convenient affair to move the Church back into that light, as well as move the news on from the incident with the Orange March. If this was the motivation, then the traditional “orange” anti-Catholics could be responsible, but equally so could the “secular” (ie homosexual) groups who want to paint all religions “as bad as each other”.
In any case, what has happened is outrageous and ultimately boils down to the fact that Fr Morris was sacked for being a Catholic. That the management at GCU may not like the morality of the Church is neither here nor there – it certainly is not an excuse for the discrimination they have enacted here.
I think the University could well have left itself open to legal action, but of course that would require a bit of backbone in the Archdiocesan offices.
It is indeed outrageous that Fr Morris has been sacked for being a Catholic and upholding Catholic teaching. As you say the University will have left itself open to legal action.
I would like to see some backbone from the Diocesan Offices sooner rather than later. Silence from them in the face of what has happened is not an option.
Well said – silence from the archbishop is definitely NOT an option. I agree.
I think it’s rather amusing that this so-called university has a chaplain to begin with, since the university is obviously opposed to and horrified by the only religion founded by God, and equally as obvious, a supporting member of one of the many cults founded by Satan – i.e. LGBT-ism.
I have it on good authority that in the late 80’s until at least late 90’s Chesters College, Gillis College and latterly Scotus College (the Pagan amalgamation of the proceeding two) were witness to homosexual activity and witchcraft/Satanist activity by some seminarians. Make no mistake foaks, these people have systematically set out to destroy the true Catholic Faith. Sadly they are doing a great job…
I wouldn’t be one bit surprised – no wonder we don’t have a seminary left on Scottish soil.
Dear Lily, good point re no Scottish seminary. Also a timely reminder that Chesters had on it’s staff the current Archbishop of Glasgow and his Vicar General!
It seems the “open letter” to Fr Morris has been removed from St Brides facebook page.
I much preferred ++Lefebvre’s “open letter” to Fr Morton’s!
As the “open letter” to Father Morris has been removed from St Brides facebook page, it begs the question – Is this how Father Morris reacted to Bishop Toal’s Statement? He will not be a happy man then.
Now what is the reaction of the other Bishops’, especially from the Glasgow Diocese?
I think you’ve made a typo there – you probably mean to ask if this is how Father MORTON (not Morris) reacted to Bishop Toal’s statement.
My own best guess is that his Bishop instructed him to remove the Open Letter to Fr Morris, for which he had no permission to publish on the parish Facebook page.
You are right, of course, in that Fr Morton is highly unlikely to be a happy man right now. His LGBT-Z supporting work bubble has just burst! Let’s hope it’s permanent and he resigns from his TIE connection.
It is indeed a typo and should have read Father Morton and NOT Father Morris. Your best guess is usually correct, so, it would not be surprising that his Bishop instructed him to remove the Open letter.
I made the above comment before taking my laptop for its annual health check, and should have re-read what I’d written before posting it. That’s why there is a delay in my answering.
Well, we will have to wait and see if Father Morton does resign from his TIE connection. I be holding my breath though.
In terms of putting pressure on Caledonian University, I would suggest your excellent letter-writers bypass Principal Gillies. Write politely and informatively instead to those who fund her, or who are above her. The Chancellor is Muhammad Yunus – a Bangladeshi Nobel Prize winner who set up credit unions in his home country to help the poor and homeless. Surely Fr Morris’s sterling work in this sector would gain him sympathy and help. Ann Gloag also provides sponsorship for Caledonian projects. Not sure about Brian Souter. I doubt either of those two philanthropists would support Gillies in this, and should be made aware of what is going on. It was financial pressure from donors at Oxford that prevented Rhodes’ statue being torn down. Just my twa bawbies.
Thank you for that information.
Hopefully, assuming you’ve written to those whom you name in the belief that they would be sympathetic to Father Morris’s plight, those good people will have, by now, intervened to add their voices to ours and to the pleas of those students who have posted their support for Father on Facebook and called for his reinstatement.
We look forward to hearing from you if and when you receive a formal response to your communications.
Update from Lifesitenews in which our blog gets a mention:
I also had to write to the Bishop of Galloway, to send his copy of my round robin letter, because I discovered that I had been blacklisted and so my emails were not being received.
The Bishop’s secretary has now replied to say that this is being reversed – the Bishop didn’t know about it but since I included the email address of an employee who – at one time – was in email correspondence with me, briefly, I think he’ll be able to work it out.
It’s quite simple: Fr. Morton is not a man of God and should be sacked Pronto. If I had children in any of the schools which he pollutes, I’d be furious. The diocese would be bankrupt following my lawsuits!
200 Rabbis call out LGBT movement for using ‘terror’ tactics to promote lifestyle contrary to Torah…
The issue from this item from lifesitenews does use the expression ‘terror tactics’ for getting what it wants – objections to their lifestyle is not to be tolerated. And it mentions problems of children raised by same sex children, could be a possibility.
This article seemed relevant, given that Father Morris was dismissed from his post as Chaplain. I do wish Pope Francis would give some plain speaking on such matters.
Please sign this petition for David Skinner (of no fixed “denomination”!) who was assaulted at a “Pride” in our sin parade but the police are not charging the attackers – another blatant injustice https://www.citizengo.org/en/signit/164935/view
This is a very good article by Mary Wakefield at The Spectator
Brilliant piece – many thanks for posting it.
Not sure the congregation will be too delighted at being described as “elderly and conservative” but hey, the expose on the Principal, Pamel Gillies, alone makes it pure dynamite!
If the Archdiocese does not stand up to this bullying on behalf of Fr Morris, and if another priest is appointed to that university, there will be very loud noises from Catholic Truth. More than that, we are not saying at this time, but do watch this space.
That’s a great article in the Spectator, Therese. Thanks for posting it. Has there been any peep or chirp from Fr. Morris’ bishop yet? His dismissal is just plain silly and I cannot believe that there is not rumpus taking place about it. My auntie said that in the old days when “bishops were bishops and pansies were but flowers”, the bishop would have made mincemeat of MZZZZZZZZZZ…….Gillies and her cohorts.
Even the National Secular Society has attacked the University for sacking Fr Morris.
Of course, they use the linked article to sneer at belief and attack the concept of chaplains in general, but on balance they support Fr Morris and his right to express his view (i.e. the view of the Church).
Glasgow Caledonian University mishandled the case of Mark Morris. In mid-July the university sacked Morris from his position as a Catholic chaplain after he said the Pride Glasgow march had caused “gross offence to God” and invited his parishioners to a “rosary of reparation”. After what an LGBT group at GCU called “a string of complaints”, he was investigated and removed from his position.
Not everyone loves the Pride march and nor should they have to. Morris’s views, which were not delivered on campus, should simply have been a matter for his church and those who wish to praise or criticise it.
How sad it is, that an avowedly anti-religious body like the NSS has publicly supported Fr Morris, but Archbishop Tartaglia has not.
I have now emailed the Archdiocese, expressing my regret that Fr Morris has now received more public support from the NSS than from his own Archdiocese:
I write to inform you that today, 2nd August, the National Secular Society (NSS) – no friend of the Church or faith groups in general – has published an article publicly supporting Fr Mark Morris who was recently sacked as chaplain by Glasgow Caledonian University. Please see the text and link below this email.
As far as I am aware, this means the NSS has now done more to publicly support Fr Morris than has his own Archdiocese. This is a lamentable and absurd situation. I would like to see this put right immediately, not least given some ~1,500 people have already signed a petition asking you to act publicly in support of Fr Morris.
It cannot be allowed to pass that secular bodies can dictate what goes on in Catholic Churches. This affair has very serious implications regarding freedom of expression, freedom of worship and the security of employment of faithful Catholics.
The University has directly discriminated against Fr Morris, essentially sacking him for be a Catholic priest who preaches Catholic doctrine. It is even more outrageous, given Fr was conducting prayers in his own parish Church, distinct from the University. Were Fr Morris a representative of Islam, Judaism or the LGBT movement, I have no doubt that legal proceedings would already be underway.
I look forward to your robust response to the University in short order. If this outcome is meekly accepted, as seems to be the case, then we can expect a slew of similar cases.
“Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad”. The clergy I mean, especially the cowardly, spineless bishops! They must be mad, deluded or they would wake up and act to save the Church.
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