posted on 09/12/2005 1:04:01 PM PDT
I don't see why the matter needs to be studied. This was a foundational principle of seminary admissions policy before the 1960s.
If Damiano could brief Leo IX on this matter in 1049, why does O'Brien need to brief Benedict XVI in 2005?
Just decree it formally all over again and be done with it.
posted on 09/12/2005 1:09:58 PM PDT
(God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
Bishop O'Brien was viewed by some as too status quo to take a hard look at the seminaries.
Of course the seminaries -- or a lot of them anyway -- have already been cleaned up a great deal in the past 20 years.
posted on 09/12/2005 1:49:50 PM PDT
(I'm marrying a woman before they make gay marriage mandatory!)
Bishop O'Brien seems to understand Rule One.
Now make sure that all diocesan vocations directors, and seminary rectors also understand it and ABIDE BY IT.
posted on 09/12/2005 2:38:08 PM PDT
(Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
So when will they remove the gay priests that are ordained now?
posted on 09/12/2005 3:04:47 PM PDT
He is correct; they should not be ordained.
posted on 09/12/2005 3:11:56 PM PDT
(Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
Good on him! Now make it stick.
posted on 09/12/2005 3:39:15 PM PDT
(Start the revolution - I'll bring the tea and muffins!)
The Vatican ordered the seminary review three years ago in response to the clergy sex abuse crisis to look for anything that contributed to the scandal, which has led to more than 11,000 abuse claims in the last five decades.
It seems that this is symptomatic of a Church that will not enforce Church discipline on those living in sin or defying Church practice. Church discipline is not moving priests or bishops that are living in open sin, or cordoning such behavior, to another parish or assignment. Church discipline is not permitting politicians that defy Church practice or Scriptural teachings to be members in good standing. Scripture is clear that these people should be given the due process of Matthew 18 and if they persist and there in no repentance and obedience, then the sinning believer is to be rebuked publicly and disfellowshipped. The Roman Catholic Church has reaped the fruits of disobedience to these Scriptural prescriptions.
posted on 09/12/2005 4:47:24 PM PDT
Pray for this purification!
posted on 09/12/2005 4:53:59 PM PDT
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