Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Protect the Pope blog has been closed




Pope Benedict XVI

A Tribute to Deacon Nick Donnelly and the Protect the Pope blog
We owe a great debt of gratitude to Deacon Nick Donnelly and his Protect the Pope blog. For in the lead up to Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain in 2010 the media led by the BBC engaged in a feeding frenzy of hatred directed towards the Pope and the Catholic Church. A lot of this hatred was generated by the pro-homosexual lobby like Stonewall, Outrage and Peter Tatchell etc. Who seemed to be everywhere in the media, Tatchell described Pope Benedict as “the ideological inheritor of Nazi homophobia” - really nasty language designed to do as much damage as possible. This was the culmination of a decade media led anti-Catholic bigotry the likes that had not been seen since the restoration of the Catholic hierarchy in Britain in 1850. Deacon Nick was able to organise support for the Pope's visit and has continued to support sound Catholics everywhere. 
The Protect the Pope blog has continued to grow to be one of the biggest and most influential blogs in orthodox Catholic world. We are sad to learn that this great blog has been in the words of Mrs Donnelly effectively closed down by the Bishop. We do not know why but many feel we are now deprived of major voice for orthodoxy in the Church. Someone who will speak out against the dissidents someone who will expose the smoke of Satan that has invaded the Church, someone who will report on 'A Call to action’s' nonsense, someone who will tell the truth about the non stopping of the Soho ‘Gay’ Masses and all the excesses there. See http://protectthepope.com/  And like CUT report on anti-Catholic bigotry in the media.
Please pray for Deacon Nick Donnelly, his good lady and for bishop Michael Campbell.

 

13 comments:

  1. A great fighter for the Church, we need more like him instead of our effete hierarchy

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  2. With it appearing that groups such as ACTA now being afforded (unofficial) protection and approval from, dissent now appears to have reached the highest levels within the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Watch out in your own parishes now, ACTA will see such moves as a nod towards them to expand and make moves within parishes. We need to stand and fight.

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    1. If a parish or a diocese supports ACTA then perhaps ordinary Catholics in those parishes should give their collection money to another diocese or parish. Not having a good collection will soon make these priests change their minds.

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    2. The problem is that support for ACTA is subtle and not in the open. Membership of ACTA isn't declared by clergy or laity, but ACTA's agenda will be promoted subtly.

      IF ACTA is, as they claim to be, a legitimate Catholic organisation, then why are they so cagey about declaring who is a member of ACTA. It would seem reasonable that all clergy (as well as laity who hold ministries and 'lay-positions' within parishes) ought to be required to list the faith-based organisations that they belong to as a sort of 'register of interests'.

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  3. Anonymous

    Following the "rebuke" given to Bishop Egan by Greg Pope, the Bishops' spokesman, I have already reduced the amount that I give in the Parish collection and will be presenting the amount saved to Bishop Egan's diocese.
    On my own it will make no difference. But great could be the effect if many did it.

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    1. Perhaps you could create a blog highlighting parishes and dioceses where descent and heterodoxy is found and encourage people there to give their hard earned cash to parishes that uphold the Catholic faith.

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    2. The problem is, what is dissent? I doubt that the Priest at my church is disobeying his Bishop. In fact, his general attitude and demeanour plus the fact that he is in charge of liturgy for the diocese suggest that he is probably telling the Bishop what to do.
      My point is that the Bishops of E&W are generally on the "liberal" side and probably not worthy of our money. Bishop Egan is definitely a good guy and very much is worthy of support.

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  4. What would Christ do and say ?

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  5. What do you think he would do and say?

    Personally I doubt that He would have one of His Apostles silence a follower of Christ for drawing people's attention to the orthodox teachings of the Church.

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    1. Good point Brendan - I think ACTA would be numbered among the Pharisees, hypocrites and money changers, those who took a rebuke from Jesus for not following the truth but would rather go along with the spirit of the age.

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    2. The Pharisees did not "go along with the spirit of the age". They were obsessed with instructing people on the letter of the law over helping other people overcome their lack of faith through understanding or practical help. "They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them."

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    3. Dear George peace be with you and thank you for your comment. Every age has its Pharisees they just take different forms. The ‘secular orthodoxy’ (if I may put it that way) of today is very different to the ‘Mosaic Law orthodoxy’ of the Pharisaic age yet they have the same basic root - hypocrisy. The Pharisees wanted to circumcise the body but not the heart for they were proud and desperate to hang on to power. Today’s Pharisees what us to follow the ‘Law of the secular’ even when it is diametrically the opposite the law of Christ and the circumcised heart. Everything we need to know about our lives and situations can be found in Sacred Scripture and the Traditions of the Church all we need to do is look closely at what is going on. As your quote says "They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them."

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    4. We are torn between "loving our neighbour" and keeping order. We very much need order. I don't want to join a Church devised by my loving neighbour which will change according to the views of the day. No one would deny any group (such as homosexuals) the opportunity to pray. We cannot judge their state of grace and, so, as lay people, we cannot deny them Holy Communion. But surely in our Catholic community, homosexuals should show sympathy and not parade their sexuality at a time when the issue is so contentious. Do they need special masses for homosexuals? We must not make this a political issue.

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