UK bishops to host pro-gay priest for talk at Catholic youth conference

Chastisement 2014

When the former head of the Dominican order, who has called for more acceptance within the Catholic Church of homosexuality, was invited to deliver a keynote address to a Catholic conference in Ireland last year, it prompted calls from pro-family groups and individuals to cancel the engagement. Those calls are being repeated as Fr. Timothy Radcliffe will be the featured speaker at a Catholic conference for youth in March next year.

The Flame2 Youth Conference 2015, to be held at Wembly Arena on March 7, 2015, is organized by the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation, which is affiliated with the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. Organizers say the conference will have “bursts of input, interspersed with world class music and drama, in an atmosphere full of joy.” Other speakers include Filipino Cardinal Luis Tagle, archbishop of Manila; Cardinal Vincent Nichols, archbishop of Westminster; Baroness Sheila Hollins; and British worship leader Matt…

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