A premeditated public and expressly forbidden unholy act SHOULD have resulted in permanent suspension of his church authority.
And, as one raised Catholic I am dismayed that more willfully disobedient priests are not severely disciplined.
If the shepherds break the laws with impunity how can the flock be guided?
2 different cases, but I agree with you on both of them.
As a Methodist, I didn’t think they’d come down hard because this was the guy’s first conviction. We run our judicial system similar to the USA justice system.
I thought that the penalty would be a minimum 1 year suspension, but it was 30 days.
They have essentially said that our rules are optional with a 30 day waiting period.
What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.