Friday, August 7, 2009

The Courage to proclaim the Gospel of Life: Bishop O'Donoghue experiences the Cross

One of the hardest things to bear during my time as the Bishop of Lancaster was to witness the other trustees refuse point blank to even consider the Church’s reasoned opposition to homosexuals as adoptive parents and to defiantly vote by a majority to accept government legislation, forced on us with the explicit threat of withdrawing funding.

In my disappointment and frustration at my own sense of powerlessness I looked to the Cross of Christ, and He gave me hope to go on, no matter how many defeats and set backs we have to face in this long, hard struggle.

These words are taken from an address given at the Family Life International Conference which took place in London on Saturday 9th May 2009. Reproduced with the presumed permission of the Christendom Awake website.

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