A spokesperson for the archdiocese of Dublin has confirmed that a U.S. cardinal helped invite a pro-gay priest to speak at the World Meeting of Families (WMOF).
The 2018 WMOF is taking place Aug. 21–26 in Dublin, Ireland. Included on the list of speakers at the international Catholic event is pro-gay Jesuit celebrity priest Fr. James Martin.
One Irish Catholic, who asked to only be called “Patricia” in the report, tried to contact the Dublin archdiocese and Abp. Diarmuid Martin about Fr. Martin’s appearance at WMOF. The archdiocese claims that Cdl. Kevin Farrell, a key organizer of WMOF, supported Martin’s invitation.
In a letter dated July 26, archdiocesan employee Joseph Merrick said, “The archbishop has noted your concerns about the invitation extended to Fr. James Martin to speak at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, and has asked me to let you know that Fr. Martin has been invited with the support of Cdl. [Kevin] Farrell.”
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