500 British Clergy Say No to Francis

The prestigious British association "Confraternity of Catholic Clergy", representing over 500 clergy in England, Scotland and Wales, has issued a position paper against Francis' homosexualist scrawl "Fiducia Supplicans".

The priests explain to him that Catholic teaching is unchangeable. "On the basis of Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that 'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered'".

They see "no situation in which a blessing of a couple could be properly and adequately distinguished from a certain degree of approval" and it would inevitably lead to scandal [and worse: blasphemy].

The practice of such "blessings" would confuse the doctrine of marriage and human sexuality. The priests conclude that "such blessings are pastorally and practically inadmissible".