A “gay” Catholic conference in England has an advertisement showing a boy’s hand (next to a rainbow flag) walking towards an adult male’s hand (next to a Vatican flag).
And no surprise: Father James Martin, S.J. will be headline this conference.
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf asks a great question:
What message does it send that James Martin, SJ is speaking at the World Meeting of Families 2018? Fr. Martin has a large range of topics that he can speak on, and I’m sure that he does quite well with them. However, right now Martin is associated with one issue and only one issue. No matter what he chooses to speak about at the [World Meeting of Families 2018] that issue is what everyone will pick up. Effectively, the choice to have him participate looks like an endorsement of what he is stumping for.