SIGN: Fr. James Martin's heretical teachings have no place at World Youth Day!

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UPDATE (08/07/23): WYD organizer says Fr. James isn't on official schedule

The bishop hosting World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon told LifeSiteNews last week that Fr. James Martin was not on the official schedule to speak, despite the Jesuit priest speaking at various events promoted by organizers. Our LifePetition at least prompted the hosts to distance themselves from Fr. Martin.

We sent your petition to Bishop Aguiar and were surprised by the contents of his rapid response - he insisted in two replies that the events Fr. James Martin spoke at were not part of the official schedule, implying his office was not responsible for the Jesuit's presence.

The story is a little more complicated than the bishop described, however, since those events were promoted as part of the official schedule that pilgrims could avail of.

This may have been a mistake on the bishop's part, but it is interesting that he tried to distance himself from Fr. Martin's talks.

Thank you for pushing back against the LGBT agenda of Fr. Martin, who left Lisbon before the culmination of events last weekend - it's important we keep fighting to preserve the teachings of God's Church so that souls can be saved. 
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Fr. James Martin is headed to Lisbon to address thousands of young people at World Youth Day (WYD), despite the Jesuit priest's heretical views on homosexuality and marriage, even to the point of casting doubt on the inerrancy of Scripture.

Please take action now by telling Bishop Américo Aguiar, cardinal-elect and coordinator of World Youth Day Lisbon, to stop Fr. Martin from addressing the youth until he repents of this heresy. 

SIGN: Fr. James Martin must repent of his errors before ever being allowed near young people.

The prominently pro-LGBT Jesuit is set to speak at the Jesuit’s pre-WYD Magis event, before speaking at WYD itself. 

Already a member of the Dicastery for Communications, the notorious American cleric has enjoyed increasing papal favor despite his longstanding record of promoting LGBT ideology in dissent from Catholic teaching. 

The young, impressionable people attending WYD must NOT be misled on Catholic teaching, especially on something as contentious as human sexuality.

 SIGN: Fr. James Martin must repent of his errors before ever being allowed near young people.

He has also promoted an image drawn from a series of blasphemous, homoerotic works showing Jesus Christ as a homosexual, promoted same-sex civil unions, and described viewing God as male as “damaging.”

But his participation at the 2023 WYD is not without precedent. In 2018, the Vatican invited him to speak at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, on “Exploring how Parishes can support those families with members who identify as LGBTI+.”

In recent months, Martin has also enjoyed considerable and consistent support from Pope Francis, despite the priest’s record of heterodoxy on numerous issues of Catholic teaching.

Despite Martin’s continued LGBT activism and the public support he receives from the pope, the Catholic Church teaches that “‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered’ and “are contrary to the natural law,” adding explicitly that “under no circumstances can they be approved.”

 SIGN: Fr. James Martin must repent of his errors before ever being allowed near young people.

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