FINALLY!!! Hope there are MORE EXCOMUINICATIONS or TRUE REPENTANCE!
Excellent. And it sounds as if the Vatican under Pope Francis’s direction didn’t give the Archbishop of Melbourne any more excuses to delay and delay and delay while “investigating” the matter.
It’s not as if the grounds for excommunication aren’t perfectly clear from this ex-priest is saying, even now. He clearly has no intention of apologizing or repenting.
Maybe Pelosi, Biden,etc. will notice?
“Mr Reynolds said that his being excommunicated would not make a different to his ministry.”
In the Middle Ages, formal acts of public excommunication were sometimes accompanied by a ceremony wherein a bell was tolled (as for the dead), the Book of the Gospels was closed, and a candle snuffed out hence the idiom “to condemn with bell, book, and candle.”
I feel sorry for the dog.
Excellent for the Church to begin re-drawing the lines and enforcing its rules. IMHO they were losing their way in this evil world by not taking a stand against defiant membership. Congratulations.
I’ve seen folks argue in favor of letting Priests get married, or at least get ‘em some.
It occurs to me that there is a whole army of Nuns just sitting around doing nothing...
Put another heretic on the barbie.
But the Pope says the dog can stay.
May there be MANY more to come!
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?
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.
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.