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Pro-gay marriage priest defrocked
The Tablet (UK) ^ | 16 April 2013 | The Tablet staff

Posted on 04/16/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

A priest in Argentina has been defrocked after voicing support in public for gay marriage. Nicolás Alessio was suspended in 2010 when the Government's same-sex marriage legislation was being debated. The legislation was bitterly opposed by the Church in Argentina, led by the then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who was elected Pope last month.

A statement from Mr Alessio's local archdiocese of Córdoba said the decision to defrock him was made by the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy in February, during the pontificate of Benedict XVI. "Thirty years of service to God's people mean nothing," Mr Alessio said in response. "I had a different opinion from the archbishop [of Córdoba, Carlos José Ñáñez] and so they have chucked me out."


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: argentina; catholic; dismissal; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; nosuchthing

Oh Lordy, is that a rainbow stole?

You need to give back that stole, Mr. Alessio.

And while you're at it, give back the rainbow.

1 posted on 04/16/2013 1:22:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I had a different opinion from the archbishop

No, you dingbat, you had a different opinion from GOD! That's why you got chucked out.

2 posted on 04/16/2013 1:23:33 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

The stupidity burns. How can a person so educated in the Bible be so blind?


3 posted on 04/16/2013 1:27:11 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Everything’s an “opinion” now.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Good.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 1:28:32 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Thirty years of service to God's people mean nothing," Mr Alessio said in response. "I had a different opinion from the archbishop [of Córdoba, Carlos José Ñáñez] and so they have chucked me out.

Catholic doctrine ain't opinion.

6 posted on 04/16/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: driftdiver
I have no idea ...

May God grant this poor soul the grace of repentance and conversion.

7 posted on 04/16/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Defrocked? Ethel, put your clothes on
8 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:17 PM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I don’t think it’s a “rainbow stole” in the queer sodomite sense of “rainbow”. I think it’s just a plug-ugly stole ...


9 posted on 04/16/2013 1:30:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BlueDragon

Now, that was funny!


10 posted on 04/16/2013 1:34:37 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("All the way to heaven is heaven, because Christ said, 'I am the Way.'" - St. Catherine of Siena)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

>>>”I had a different opinion from the archbishop [of Córdoba, Carlos José Ñáñez] and so they have chucked me out.”>>>

This defrocked priest sounds as though he thinks HE makes the rules. Good for B16 and the archbishop who was his superior at the time.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 1:42:02 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I wish journalists would learn that there is no such term as "defrocked" in the Catholic Church. I think they mean "laicized." This guy must have been an absolute whack-job and obstinate campaigner. No other type ever gets disciplined.
12 posted on 04/16/2013 1:44:51 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: BlueDragon
I had no idea that Ray Stevens was even still alive, much less that he seems to be one of 'us'.
13 posted on 04/16/2013 1:49:17 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I guess somewhere he assumed that he was Jesus, and thus a free agent.

He can go start his own church, and preach all types of “cool” lefty religions.


14 posted on 04/16/2013 1:51:02 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: driftdiver
He certainly got through Romans: 1 without reading comprehension.

CC

15 posted on 04/16/2013 1:54:55 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

He seems to have gotten through Leviticus 18 without reading comprehension.

He seems to have gotten through Matthew 19 without reading comprehension.


16 posted on 04/16/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: fwdude
Everything’s an “opinion” now.

Dirty Harry's opinion of opinions

17 posted on 04/16/2013 1:58:13 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I don’t think he had so much a difference of opinion with the Archbishop of Cordoba as with a ‘higher authority’


18 posted on 04/16/2013 1:59:45 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ArrogantBustard

I noticed that too. Watched a couple of them.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 2:01:48 PM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I'll add those to the list, thanks.

CC

20 posted on 04/16/2013 2:02:02 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: ArrogantBustard
I think the correct Catholic theological term you are seeking is to describe this wayward priest is
"all frocked up." Or don't "frock with the Pope."

But I don't feel too bad for this fellow. The way various sects are evangelizing* South America, he is sure to be picked up by the Holy Rollers, The Olde Mormons, The Unity Church, or maybe some snakefondling outfit. God knows there is no dearth of poisonous snakes there.

*Meanwhile, back in Mother Russia, the Roman Catholics are evangelizing among the Orthodox. Go figure.

21 posted on 04/16/2013 2:07:04 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Obama Molecule: Teflon binds with Melanin = No Criminal Charges Stick)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I'm glad you found the humor, thought you might. Some could get offended, since otherwise the actual subject matter of the thread is serious. But linking faggotry to "streaking", sort-of works on a level all it's own, too...
22 posted on 04/16/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT by BlueDragon (drinking tea leads to right wing racism. gospel according to chrissy the sissy matthews)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Thirty years of service to God's people mean nothing,"

Leading the sheep astray is not service.

Matthew 18:6 / Mark 9:42 / Luke 17:2

23 posted on 04/16/2013 2:10:16 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"Thirty years of service to God's people mean nothing,"

When one has a "difference of opinion" with the Word of God, and decides to go public saying that God's Word is wrong, no, previous service doesn't mean a whole lot.

24 posted on 04/16/2013 2:13:06 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

That’s not a rainbow, it’s just multicolored.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 3:35:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (More than you ever wanted to know, right?)
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To: Tax-chick

You’re right.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 3:40:10 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Christus vincit + Christus regnat + Christus imperat)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; NYer
"Thirty years of service to God's people mean nothing," Mr Alessio said in response. "I had a different opinion from the archbishop [of Córdoba, Carlos José Ñáñez] and so they have chucked me out."

You're in for an infinitely worse chucking out when you die if you don't repent, Mr Alessio.

27 posted on 04/16/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

God bless Pope Francis or the Archbishop who did this!


28 posted on 04/16/2013 4:50:57 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Arthur McGowan
I wish journalists would learn that there is no such term as "defrocked" in the Catholic Church. I think they mean "laicized."

The term laicized is a secular one and is not found in Canon Law. The correct term is dismissal.

29 posted on 04/17/2013 10:18:48 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
"Laicized" at least means "reduced to the lay state," which is in Canon Law. I think "defrocked" or "unfrocked" comes from some Protestant church(es).
30 posted on 04/17/2013 2:33:58 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Oh Lordy, is that a rainbow stole? You need to give back that stole, Mr. Alessio. And while you're at it, give back the rainbow.

Give it back? No, burn it with fire.

31 posted on 04/17/2013 4:37:57 PM PDT by old republic
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To: old republic

Yup. Tagline.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 6:10:27 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Dies irae, Dies illa, / Solvet saeclum in favilla / Teste David et Sybilla.)
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