Abortion and gay marriage were "among some of the most insidious and dangerous challenges facing the common good today," the Pope said in an address to Catholic charity and social workers in Portugal. Speaking at Fatima, Pope Benedict praised initiatives to defend "essential and primary values of life". Among these values, he said, was "the family, founded on indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman," which is Vatican-speak for its opposition to gay marriage, Reuters reports.

The audience applauded when the pope spoke about the challenges posed by abortion and gay marriage.

The pontiff also criticised Catholics who are ashamed of their faith and too willing to "lend a hand to secularism", the report adds.

The report cites Peter Tatchell, of the gay rights group Outrage, saying: "The Pope is fast losing all his sense of moral priorities. Compared to war, poverty and racism, gay marriage is a minor issue. It is not worthy of the Pope's moral outrage. In a world filled with hate and violence, he should be encouraging love and commitment, not denouncing it."

COMMENT: Remind me again. Which church is presently the target of international outrage for systematically allowing and enabling the sexual abuse of children in pretty much every part of the earth that they have an official presence?

Earlier in the week this bloke spouted on about the real sin being within the Roman Catholic Church. Is it only him who doesn't realise that this sin is the sin of bigotry and male arrogance, homophobia and downright misogyny?



  1. Right the f@ck on, MP!

    When the Austrian archbishop, Schonborn, said that (para.) “long-term same-sex partnerships should be respected”—and that the Archbishop supposedly spoke for his pal the Pope—how does this equate to His F@cktardedness denouncing same-sex marriage (AGAIN)? Something here does NOT fecking compute!

  2. It’s not only him. I suspect that the Pope is joined by his loyal supporter Justice Scalia of the Supremes…


  3. I can’t tell you how much I detest this man.

    I attended Heythrop College in London back when he was Cardinal Rotweiller. He lameted the lack of a Catholic College in Britain. When reminded of Heythrop, a Catholic college, part of the university of London, it is reported that he said something along the lines of ‘Like I said, we need a CATHOLIC college’.

    Our crime? Open debate on ethical issues such as abortion and homosexuality, proactively offering communion to Anglicans (I know – I’m an Anglican who volunteered to not communicate!) and generally treating the path to truth as a journey of questions without infallible answers.

    Well Papa Benney – Kiss My Lilly White Arse…. I actually believe in the only complete definition of God in the Bible – “God is Love”, not some tyrant who defines who is and isn’t acceptable in the Kingdom. I prefer to leave that to God himself.

    Sorry, rant over. I just can’t stand the scapegoating of people struggling with the decision of whether or not to keep a foetus or those who quite naturally love those who just happen to have the same genitals.

    Damn, I’m SOOO angry..

  4. Sieg Heil!!!
    Oops, … I forgot where I was.
    A anus with teeth,..can you imagine,..would make a good horror movie,..just on the premise …lol!!

    David G, I like your style.