There is a holy anger in the Catholic Church at present, according to Fr Brendan Hoban of The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), and a broadcaster of Religious programmes here on Midwest Radio.
The APC is concerned that, following the removal of photographs from a leaflet earlier this year, the organisers of the World Meeting of Families have now also removed the words of Bishop O’Connell (Archdiocese of Los Angeles) from their promotional video clip.
The APC describes the efforts at explaining the changes as inadequate, saying that the words of the US Bishop were such that it impossible to understand how anyone who supports the message of Pope Francis could object to them.
While there had been a commitment given when the World Meeting of Families was announced for Ireland this year, that the definition of family was to be very broad and inclusive and that is now being chipped away at, according to Fr Hoban.
Speaking to Midwest News today he said they are now demanding clarification on why both the pictures and the Bishop's words have been deleted from the promotional material at this stage.