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Catholic Pastor replacement.
6/11/2013 | Magnus

Posted on 06/11/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT by Magnus Eugene Shier

Catholic Pastor replacement, understanding the process can anyone help ?


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 06/11/2013 8:32:49 AM PDT by Magnus Eugene Shier
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

You’re being a little ambiguous.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 8:35:35 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

The Ordinary makes all pastoral assignments in his diocese. He may be advised by a committee, parish council, vicar for clergy, etc, but the decison is the bishops and his alone.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 8:36:49 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

What is the problem with the pastor?

Replacing one requires some background on moral turpitude, or something of that nature. Merely being a leftist loon these days does not a recall make.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 8:42:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

You want to get rid of your pastor, or you are upset that you are getting a new one?

In any event, the bishop giveth and the bishop taketh away.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 8:42:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

Post an ad on Craig’s list.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 8:43:32 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

Usually a priest is assigned to a parish for six years. That can be extended another six. But then, unless a new church is being built, the priest will be moved to another parish at the discretion of the Bishop/Archbishop.

This is normal. There are exceptions; I’ve known for an older priest to stay at a smaller parish for years and years, and to the contrary, I’ve know priests who were only in a parish for one year before they were sent back for more schooling.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier
Welcome to FR.

Are you offering yourself as a Catholic pastor replacement?

What exactly does that mean?

8 posted on 06/11/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Salvation
But then, unless a new church is being built, the priest will be moved to another parish at the discretion of the Bishop/Archbishop

There was a previous pastor at my parish who took the assignment in 1909 and stayed there till he died, sometime in the 1950's. Turned the parish into something of his own private little fiefdom. To avoid that now they make these guys move on.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 8:52:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ArrogantBustard

On the other hand we’ve had Baptist friends whose churches became embroiled in very bitter, divisive knock-down battles over whether to fire or hire a pastor.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 8:53:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier
Welcome to FR. Most folks start slow by not posting articles, just making comments on other articles. Nothing too controversial.

And whatever you do, don't post a Vanity right away. Especially if it doesn't make any sense.

11 posted on 06/11/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Catholic Church gets this right in principle, and usually right in practice. Moving the pastor as a normal matter of course prevents the cult of personality forming, and eliminates any stigma that might be associated with being transferred. The hierarchical decision-making also prevents the acrimony within the community.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 8:56:39 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

We could offer him the famous pancake-wearing bunny ...


13 posted on 06/11/2013 8:57:18 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier
Bing (not google) ... "what is the process to replace a Catholic pastor" ... yields:

http://www.catholiccanonlaw.com/Removal%20of%20Pastor.pdf

14 posted on 06/11/2013 9:12:22 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: pgkdan
The Ordinary makes all pastoral assignments in his diocese. He may be advised by a committee, parish council, vicar for clergy, etc, but the decison is the bishops and his alone.

That's my understanding, too - thanks for the confirmation.

15 posted on 06/11/2013 10:09:17 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

Bishop said so. I don’t think there’s more to it.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 10:10:12 AM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier

At one parish, as the current Pastor was being reassigned, some parish members decided to distribute a petition to be signed so that they could keep the current pastor at their parish.

DON’T DO THAT!


17 posted on 06/11/2013 10:26:28 AM PDT by RBStealth
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To: RBStealth
At one parish, as the current Pastor was being reassigned, some parish members decided to distribute a petition to be signed so that they could keep the current pastor at their parish.

DON’T DO THAT!

Why not?


18 posted on 06/11/2013 11:14:15 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: RBStealth

Yes, fighting the Bishop over a pastoral assignment will only result in the kind of division and turmoil that afflicts our Protestant brothers and sisters.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 11:24:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Magnus Eugene Shier
"Catholic Pastor replacement, understanding the process can anyone help?"

VS

"Can anyone help me understand the process of Catholic pastor replacement?"

A sentence diagram will show that putting the subject and predicate before the direct and indirect object results in a more effective sentence structure.

Hope that helps.

20 posted on 06/11/2013 2:43:18 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (“Patience you must have, my young padawan.” - Yoda)
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To: Salvation
Usually a priest is assigned to a parish for six years

That's not really the case in Philadelphia. At least not in large, thriving parishes. Our parish was established in the 1950's and we've had exactly 3 pastors total. It would be unusual here to see a pastor from a thriving parish transferred. Everyone would be clamoring to hear the backstory and there most certainly would be one.

21 posted on 06/13/2013 5:34:58 AM PDT by old and tired
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