Tony Blair 'not a good guide to Catholic teaching' says new Archbishop of Westminster

Tony Blair ‘not a good guide to Catholic teaching’ says new Archbishop of Westminster

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has attacked Tony Blair for his “extraordinary” attempt to lecture the Pope on the subject of homosexuality, adding that the former PM is “not a good guide to the teachings of the Catholic Church”.

His intervention is in sharp contrast to the warm, even cosy, relationship between Blair and Archbishop’s House during the period of Nichols’s predecessor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. It will make it very difficult for the Cardinal to join Blair’s Faith Foundation as an adviser, as has been mooted.

In an interview with Dominic Lawson, Archbishop Nichols also indicates that he has little interest in changing the law to allow Catholics to marry the heir to the throne. It is “not a grievance that Catholics carry heavily,” he says. The position of the Queen and the monarchy would have to be handled very sensitively because it was “one of the key components of the English identity”.

Maybe Blair and Pelosi can start a theology club.

Well said. :clapping:

Archbishop Nichols also indicates that he has little interest in changing the law to allow Catholics to marry the heir to the throne. It is “not a grievance that Catholics carry heavily,” he says. The position of the Queen and the monarchy would have to be handled very sensitively because it was “one of the key components of the English identity”.

Brilliant!!

Congradulations. I’m all in favor of hierarchy that act like men.

Bravo for his stand. I truly believe when the world sees our Church leaders taking consistent and passionate positions on our core values we will begin to see a resurgence of growth and young men seeking to be priests.

Why oh,why did Blair become Catholic if he wished to remain Protestant?Catholicism is SUBMISSION to the Truth.We need a MUCH smaller Church.

Happy that the archbishop has put Blair in his place. Tony has forgotten that he is a back bencher.

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