Catholics urge Vatican Cardinal to skip dissenting conference on Vatican II

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 23, 2012 ( – Catholic activists are urging a Vatican Cardinal to skip a controversial conference at Ottawa’s Saint Paul University this September that features numerous speakers strongly opposed to Catholic teaching.

The “Vatican II for the Next Generation” conference, to be hosted Sept. 27-30 by SPU’s Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism Research Centre, is intended to honour the 50th anniversary of the Council’s opening.

Cardinal Turkson with Pope John Paul II

In addition to numerous speakers who question Catholic teachings on issues such as abortion, contraception, homosexuality, and women’s ordination, it will feature a keynote address by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Pro-life activist John Pacheco has launched an online petition to Canada’s nuncio, Archbishop Pedro López Quintana, asking that he ensure Cardinal Turkson is aware of the speakers’ controversial views. It has 240 signatures so far.

“We would hope that a Cardinal of the Church and representative of His Holiness would avoid an occasion of scandal which would be caused by his appearance and participation,” it reads….(Source)

C’mon folks.  I think we have more petition signers than will be attending this bogus Conference.  This is the last week before I send it off.

It’s time for the FAITHFUL LAITY to speak up.  Spread the word.


2 thoughts on “Catholics urge Vatican Cardinal to skip dissenting conference on Vatican II

    • Just click on one of the banners to the left on my blog. There are three petitons in total:

      1) St. Paul’s U.
      2) Bring out the Eucharist to the March for Life
      3) The Winnipeg Statement


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