Church should not be afraid to speak out on its own truth
Published 08/10/2015 | 02:30
While Nigerian priest Father Joseph Okere appears to have incurred the wrath of his bishop, Bishop Francis Duffy, after he said those who voted Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum were "devil worshippers", he finds himself in good company.
On July 8, 2010 the 'Buenos Aires Herald' ran an article with the headline "Bergoglio accuses same-sex marriage bill of 'being Satan's work to destroy God's plan.'" The then Cardinal Bergoglio, who is now Pope Francis, said same-sex "marriage" was "a move by the devil, looking to confuse and deceive all children of God."
Is the church to oppose same-sex marriage and be hated or to condone it and be popular? Sadly, many in Ireland do not believe in Christ.