The controversial and newly incorporated Catholic Action Group announces the official release of its new web presence at www.catholic-action.com on close of Business 11 February 2005.
Catholic Action Group (C.A.G) is a non-profit organization established to speak up for the concerned lay Catholic faithful in the United Kingdom to witness for and protect the gradual erosion of “Catholic Faith and Morals” so apparent in the country by events both inside and outside of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
The group controversially started operating on 1 February 05 after its deadline expired for a threatened boycott campaign against the English Catholic Church’s official charitable agency – CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development).
CAFOD has openly condoned the use of condoms since last year in the battle against HIV/Aids and has so far issued no statement which publicly and clearly states that they “Do not condone the use of condoms in any circumstances”. This is to keep the agency in line with the Catholic Church’s only official teaching document on this matter “Humane Vitae”, issued under much controversy by Pope Paul VI in 1968.
Robert Williams – Secretary of C.A.G comments “ Our first campaign, the CAFOD boycott has highlighted the first alleged recorded split in the English Catholic Bishops Conference . Allegedly (See Tablet 5 Feb 05) only a standing committee would endorse CAFOD’s request to be supported on its position on condoms. Truth can do this, as it may appear some English Bishops are running scared that Rome will eventually intervene, as they did recently when the Spanish Bishops dissented on condoms, and the truth we have proclaimed shall eventually prevail with a lot of red faces”.
C.A.G is free to join and is backed by member donations. It also has the pledged support of a number of sympathetic successful City Financiers, many reverts to their faith, some now with young children, who are grievously offended and concerned that little if anything is publicly being done to hold the Catholic moral line against a growing tidal wave and erosion against sound Catholic doctrine. This puts the group in a position of strength to get its messages out, as it has support, truth and financial backing on its side.
The Church Hierarchy is so concerned about groups such as C.A.G, upsetting their status quo, that they have virtual censorship and gagging arrangements with some of the leading Catholic Press in place. Apparently more concerned about unity over truth, these papers will hardly mention them or advertise their presence. Recently C.A.G was refused advertising space by the UK’s leading Catholic newspaper - the Universe on the basis of its critical tone.
John Gunn, C.A.G’s National Coordinator and himself an ex-City professional states, “As C.A.G can advertise in the secular media, and distribute materials to Catholics via its members, this will not be a major stumbling block, it simply makes us more determined. It will boil down to, the entrepreneurial brains of the “City” taking on administrator types who try to suppress truth that really effects our children and the next generation. For their sakes we remain relentless, as you cannot pass on what you have not received”.
C.A.G also plans to release a Catholic Voters Guide, which is non-political, before the expected general election in May 05. This guide aims to inform all the UK’s five million Catholics the moral basis on how they should vote and not in conscience commit serious sin. The issue of such guides had an impact in the recent elections in the United States, where a candidates position on moral issues scored high in voter’s selection criteria.
CONTACT DETAILS – Robert Williams , Secretary , Catholic Action Group, Trent House, 3 Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, ESSEX, EN9 1NA. T:01992 709200 F:01992 700969 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.catholic-action.com
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