The Irish newspapers are filled with the upcoming visit of Pope Francis for a meeting of families. Having lambasted the Catholic Church in order to get their 'same sex marriage' and their abortion of unborn constitution ammendments passed, they are now welcoming Pope Francis with open arms. It seems a pre-vote silent Francis is seen in Ireland as the pope who will bring changes to the Catholic Faith, a man who has no problems with how Irish Catholics voted.
Awaiting his appearance will be an ex Irish president Mary McAleese, a trained theologian (Vatican II of course). Seemingly her son came out as a sodomite and now she is a pro-sodomite Catholic. You couldn't make it up here in Ireland today.https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2018/0806/983471-mary-mcaleese-award/
Former president Mary McAleese has said she was hopeful that Pope Francis would change the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality, which she described as "evil".
She was speaking in Dublin where she received the inaugural Vanguard award for her support for the LGBT community.
Mrs McAleese said Pope Francis changed the church's position on capital punishment last week, which she said showed that doctrines could be changed.
She said we have been fed a view that church teachings cannot be changed, however, she said the Pope "exploded that myth" when he reversed the position on capital punishment.
The former president said she was hopeful that the "evil" teachings on homosexuality would also be changed.
She said she never received a reply from Pope Francis when she wrote to him earlier this year after an attempt to exclude her from an international women’s conference in Rome.
Mrs McAleese said she received "an acknowledgement of a considered reply".
"I had faith in this pope and it would be wrong to say anything other than I am disappointed," she said.
She also said that it was regrettable and bad manners that he did not reply.
Mrs McAleese said she hoped this year's World Meeting of Families would be different to other years when there had been homophobic messages.
She was awarded the Vanguard Award at the Gaze LGBT Film Festival in Dublin.
The award was presented to the former president by filmmaker John Butler on the closing night of the festival at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield.
The five-day festival, now in its 26th year, closed with the film ‘Love, Scott’.
It follows the story of Scott Jones, a young gay musician who was attacked and paralysed from the waist down.
Sarah Williams, chairperson of the Board of the GAZE LGBT Film Festival said: "We are genuinely humbled that Dr Mary McAleese has accepted our invitation to be the recipient of the inaugural Vanguard Award.