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A New “Cardinal”

January 12, 2014

 

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THE ARCHBISHOP of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, is one of nineteen men appointed cardinal by “Pope” Francis. While Archbishop of Birmingham, Nichols approved and defended a celebration of Mohammed’s birth at a Catholic college. He has said that it’s acceptable for homosexuals to adopt children as long as they are single. And according to Wikipedia:

In February 2010, Nichols was thanked by British education minister Ed Balls for supporting a sexual education bill which would require schools – including Catholic schools – to explain civil partnerships and, as Balls put it, give “a balanced view on abortion… give both sides of the argument… explain how to access an abortion, the same is true on contraception as well.” Balls characterised the position of Nichols and the Church agencies as an improvement on the previous situation: “To have the support of the Catholic Church and Archbishop Nichols in these changes is, I think, very, very important, is a huge step forward.”[41]

In other words, this is just the kind of man one would expect this flagrantly non-Catholic “pontiff” to promote. In his tenure as Archbishop of Westminster, the leading Catholic position in England and Wales, Nichols also endorsed masses for homosexuals at which the following prayer to the “erotic Christ,” a masterpiece of New Age Novus Ordo-ism, was said:

‘Rainbow Christ, you embody all the colors of the world. Rainbows serve as bridges between different realms: Heaven and Earth, east and west, queer and non-queer. Inspire us to remember the values expressed in the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

Red is for life, the root of spirit. Living and Self-Loving Christ, you are our Root. Free us from shame, and grant us the grace of healthy pride so we can follow our own inner light. With the red stripe in the rainbow, we give thanks that God created us just the way we are.

Orange is for sexuality, the fire of spirit. Erotic Christ, you are our Fire, the Word made flesh. Free us from exploitation, and grant us the grace of mutual relationships. With the orange stripe in the rainbow, kindle a fire of passion in us.

Yellow is for self-esteem, the core of spirit. Out Christ, you are our Core. Free us from closets of secrecy, and give us the guts and grace to come out. With the yellow stripe in the rainbow, build our confidence.

Green is for love, the heart of spirit. Transgressive Outlaw Christ, you are our Heart, breaking rules out of love. In a world obsessed with purity, you touch the sick and eat with outcasts. Free us from conformity, and grant us the grace of deviance. With the green stripe in the rainbow, fill our hearts with untamed compassion for all beings.

Blue is for self-expression, the voice of spirit. Liberator Christ, you are our Voice, speaking out against all forms of oppression. Free us from apathy, and grant us the grace of activism. With the blue stripe in the rainbow, motivate us to call for justice.

Violet is for vision, the wisdom of spirit. Interconnected Christ, you are our Wisdom, creating and sustaining the universe. Free us from isolation, and grant us the grace of interdependence. With the violet stripe in the rainbow, connect us with others and with the whole creation.

Rainbow colors come together to make one light, the crown of universal consciousness. Hybrid and All-Encompassing Christ, you are our Crown, both human and divine. Free us from rigid categories, and grant us the grace of interwoven identities. With the rainbow, lead us beyond black-and-white thinking to experience the whole spectrum of life.

Rainbow Christ, you light up the world. You make rainbows as a promise to support all life on Earth. In the rainbow space we can see all the hidden connections between sexualities, genders, and races. Like the rainbow, may we embody all the colors of the world! Amen.’

— Comments —

Grateful Reader writes:

How nauseating. The rainbow prayer seeks “gifts” (pride, self-esteem, self expression) which push us farther from Christ and toward the nihilistic void.

Grateful Reader adds:

Are you sure this isn’t from a Monty Python skit?

James N. writes:

 Nichols stopped the SoHo masses a year ago.

Laura writes:

Yes, thank you, I am aware of that. For six years, he approved them.

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