Halligan even argued that prominently pro-LGBT Father James Martin SJ was not doing enough to promote LGBT ideology within the Catholic Church. Self-professed lesbian ‘Catholic’ journalist included in Irish delegation for European Synodal event
Ursula Halligan has publicly campaigned against Catholic teaching in support of abortion and same-sex ‘marriage,’ and leads a group of Irish ‘Catholics’ in support of the same ideals.
DUBLIN (LifeSiteNews) –– Ursula Halligan, a pro-abortion, self-professed lesbian “Catholic” journalist is one of fourteen delegates representing Irish Catholics during the current European Continental Assembly of the Synod on Synodality in Prague.
In a statement issued online, the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference presented the names of its delegates taking part in the week-long Synod event in Prague, which is the Continental stage of Pope Francis’ Synod on Synodality.
Led by Archbishop Eamon Martin – President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ICBC), Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland – there are four people attending the Prague event in person. Ten more will attend online, one of whom is prominent Irish journalist Ursula Halligan.
As noted by the ICBC, Halligan is the “Joint Coordinator of We Are Church Ireland,” an organization which publicly rejects the Catholic Church’s magisterial teaching on the male-only priesthood, priestly celibacy, homosexual acts, abortion, divorce, and the denial of Holy Communion to those in adulterous relationships.
Citing a commitment to the “renewal of the Roman Catholic Church on the basis of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it renewal of the Roman Catholic Church on the basis of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it,” WACI outlines 6 chief aims. These include:
Increased lay governance of the Church
Greater freedom to accept contraception, homosexuality, IVF
Removal of clerical celibacy
The primacy of individual conscience over the teaching of the Church.
Halligan’s promotion of anti-Catholic ideologies is not limited to her role representing WACI, however, as the organization’s principles are very much her own.
In a much-lauded move in 2015, Halligan presented herself to the world as a lesbian, in light of Ireland’s referendum on same-sex “marriage.”
Writing in the Irish Times, Halligan stated how “I believe a Yes vote [to support same-sex “marriage”] is the most Christian thing to do. I believe the glory of God is the human being fully alive and that this includes people who are gay.”
Her vocal opposition to Catholic teaching has been consistent, and very much in the public sphere. During the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, WACI hosted a Pride meeting in Dublin at which Halligan interviewed the former Irish president Mary McAleese, a long-standing critic of the Church’s teaching on the sinful nature of homosexual acts and disordered inclinations of people experiencing homosexual attraction. The audience laughed as McAleese sarcastically said she had “not yet” gone to Confession after voting “Yes” to overturn Ireland’s ban on abortion.