Skip to comments.Melbourne Priest Greg Reynolds Defrocked And Excommunicated By The Vatican (Gaystuff, Priestesses)
Posted on 09/23/2013 2:25:26 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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This was done in order to shut up the liberal old msm.
But the Pope says the dog can stay.
May there be MANY more to come!
Damn.... LMAO and some good red wine all over my keyboard and desk. Damn it, still laughing.
Payout? News to me.
He’s not the first who has sought to use the priestly office for his own vision, rather than than the good of the Church. Will they ever learn?
It's not a matter of "letting," as if these men were compelled to accept celibacy. Here's the way it works: the Western Church, for the last 1000 years, has chosen priests mostly (not exclusively) from the ranks of celibate men. In other words, these are presumably men who, first of all, figured they had a vocation to celibacy; and after this, they were accepted for ordination. Therefore, this is something these men have chosen; it was not imposed on them.
It is not at all unusual for married men to be ordained. To cite just one example, the Catholic Church in the U.S. has more married ordained deacons (17,000) than it has celibate religious-order priests ---Jesuits, Dominicans, Franciscans, etc. --- (13,000).
" It occurs to me that there is a whole army of Nuns just sitting around doing nothing..."
Departing from my usual prudence, I have decided to respond to this silly assertion.
"Go tell your mama, she's waitin' for ya."
If you say so.
I am just tired of how the old msm is trying to make Pope Francis into their image.
I am not a Catholic and this is not Catholic bashing.
I have thought for years that the RC church should tell its members to either believe or leave. This not only includes things like birth control and women ordination but the thinly veiled pagan practices left over from Aztec and Mayan religion in Central America and as well as similar practices in the Pacific and Asia.
Just excommunicate the whole Netherlands for starters with their legal prostitution and porno-industry.
Would that make the RC smaller? Yes but they need to either stand up for their doctrine or abandon it.
This guy in Australia can become a Lutheran. They allow this sort of stuff.
Isn't she the one that handled all manner of diseased folks?
Yeah, we'll exempt her.
What you're saying is, the only way for the Church to be a whole lot better off, would be to become a whole lot more consistently Catholic.
True and universally applicable, starting with Mrs. Don-o.
When will it be Pelosi’s turn?
Hey "inclusive Catholics" The Church's attitude toward sodomy isn't based on "views." If you pick up The Big Book and read it no and then you'll realize there's a higher authority involved.
It looks to me that the excommunication was for continuing to say public masses after he resigned. The excommunication was not because he was dissident wrt Church doctrine. I wonder whether anything would have happened if he had not resigned.
The hierarchical authorities generally rarely or never explain exactly what a laicization or an excommunication was all about, and this can be a problem. Years back (I'm talking 20+ years ago) I remember a Jesuit, Bill Callahan, who was evidently laicized and likewise expelled from the SJ's for advocating women's ordination in an intemperate blast in the New York Times. He, however, portrayed his ouster to his friends and allies as a punishment for "opposing the arms race and advocating for social justice for the poor", which is nonsense because the SJ's and in fact the Holy See were all about peace and poverty issues.
But it's always handy to use the poor as human shields.
"The" "issue" in his case was women's ordination. That, plus public defiance to his lawful superiors.
My impression is that messing with sacraments, plus open insubordination, will get you in deep doodoo every time.
Evidently this loon gave Communion to a dog. Whether it was the dog in the photo I do not know.
BTW: Giving Communion to a dog would qualify as “throwing away the Sacred Species,” which is one of seven (I think) offenses which incur automatic excommunication.
That painting is a masterpiece! Wow!
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