Gabe asked:

Call to Action is holding a conference in my area. Am I able to attend this as a Catholic? Should I protest it?

Tim Staples replied:

"... this is a group that is anything but Catholic. They are a dissenting group that are pro especially women's ordination, but you'll also find pro-homosexual, so-called marriage propaganda and more from this group. I think just the fact that you're on to them Gabe is plus number one. Number two, I encourage folks to go to those conferences and peacefully protest and present the Orthodox side and also we encourage bishops to let their Catholic people know that this is not a Catholic group. This is a dissenting group that is contradicting infallible teaching of our Catholic faith and so we should not let them get away with masquerading as a Catholic group."

Patrick Coffin added:

"I think the more people gently, charitably bring this to the attention of the bishop the better."

Tim Staples replied:

"...we're in a battle and our bishops need to know that we have their back and that we will support them as they expose groups like this. Because we have to remember there are folks who are confused and think, 'wait a second they're throwing around the name Catholic here..."

Patrick Coffin added:

"One of the speakers has a Roman collar what could go wrong?"

Tim Staples replied:



Catholic Answers, "Open Forum" (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2014)

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Show air date: August 5, 2014

Name of show: Open Forum

Guest comments by: Tim Staples

Question appeared in show: 4:30

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