Report: Vatican cancels left-leaning prelate from Caritas Conference

VATICAN CITY, May 20, 2011 ( – The UK Catholic weekly The Tablet reports today that the Vatican has cancelled the speaking engagement of a former head of the Dominican order at the upcoming general assembly of Caritas Internationalis. According to the paper, Fr. Timothy Radcliffe was set to deliver the keynote opening address Monday and had already prepared his talk.

Radcliffe is known as a very liberal prelate and is remembered by many for suggesting that, rather than ban homosexual men from the priesthood, those who express “homophobia” should be banned.

Writing in the London Times, Radcliffe said of the then-upcoming Vatican document banning homosexuals in the priesthood, “If it were to contain such a ban, which is highly unlikely, most Catholics, at least in the West, would find it unacceptable.  Any deep-rooted prejudice against others, such as homophobia or misogyny, would be grounds for rejecting a candidate for the priesthood, but not their sexual orientation.”…(Source)

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