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To: Kolokotronis
I apologize if Messori's explanations of the practices in the Eastern Church are deficient or inaccurate; being offensive was not my intent. I posted this piece for discussion. I certainly can't explain Messori's overemphasis on the East.

Remember that in the Latin Church, most of those pushing for married priests as the norm also have other modernist/liberal tendencies. I posted this more as affirmation that allowing married clergy isn't the end-all-be-all solution as many Catholics think.

So far as that last paragraph goes, those are facts that either are true or they aren't. If they aren't, then please help me (and others) to eschew that "Roman mindset."

Again, I'm still learning, and I didn't mean to offend via the post.

8 posted on 01/20/2007 6:24:23 PM PST by GCC Catholic
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To: GCC Catholic

"Again, I'm still learning, and I didn't mean to offend via the post."

You posting this article was not in the least offensive, I assure you. Messori's comments are. Don't worry about! :)


10 posted on 01/20/2007 6:29:52 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: GCC Catholic
Remember that in the Latin Church, most of those pushing for married priests as the norm also have other modernist/liberal tendencies. I posted this more as affirmation that allowing married clergy isn't the end-all-be-all solution as many Catholics think.

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Amen. The religious life is one of contemplation, among other pursuits. It's difficult to imagine that as a married man or woman.

13 posted on 01/20/2007 8:38:33 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GCC Catholic

Compliments to you for your gracious attitude.

It's refreshing .

And thanks for posting this article. It's very helpful in presenting the Latin rite discipline of celibacy. It also points out the need to encourage vocations. I am convinced that the vocations are there, as God will always provide them. They only need to be fostered, encouraged and supported.


17 posted on 01/20/2007 10:54:22 PM PST by Running On Empty
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