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Posted on 06/28/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT by ebb tide
Does Pope Francis destroy the Catholic Church?
In any case, a priest from Palermo claims this - and must now bear the consequences. It is not the first incident of this kind in Italy.
In Palermo, a Catholic pastor was suspended, who publicly denounced Pope Francis and denied his legitimacy. As Italian media reported on Tuesday, the priest's parish council protested against the decision of Palermos Archbishop, Corrado Lorefice.
The pastor, Alessandro Minutella, had repeatedly fought the Pope over the past few months. In a video published on the Internet, he denounces Francis' "destruction of the Catholic Church" on behalf of Freemasonry and denies its legitimacy. The Catholic daily newspaper "Avvenire" quoted Minutella last week with the statement that the church is currently ruled by a "Progressistische Hohenrat".
Prescribed time-out also in the archbishopric of Pescara-Penne
According to the reports, Palermo's Archbishop also forbade the suspended priest to hold public mass celebrations and sermons. Already at the end of March the diocesan leader Minutella had insistently called for the task of his office.
It is already the second incident of this kind in Italy. In April, the Archbishop of Pescara-Penne, Tommaso Valentinett, had ordered a time-out for one of his priests because he had described the pope as "bad" for the Church. In his Palm Sunday speech, the clergyman is said to be critical of the Pope's dialogue with other religions and the footwashing of a Muslim prison woman four years ago. In contrast to the current case in Palermo, however, the church did not sit behind its pastor. (Bod / KNA)
Yeah bashing your boss is not a good idea. People get fired for the same thing everyday. Nothing special or unusual about this.
St. Paul rebuked his boss to his face.
Actually, God is his boss and by following his conscience, he did the right thing.
The Pope is evil.
Is the Holy Catholic Church still around?
Calling out perceived crimes against the Church, Sacred Scripture, the Magisterium, and Tradition is much different than criticizing your boss.
The Church, if anything, is counter cultural, or else it’s probably not the Catholic Church.
Hmmm, now what possible application could this German term have to a pope that a protestor priest believes illegitimate? I sense a reference to Nazi Germany and the Lutheran State Church, there.
Dissent is not permitted!
Yeah, unless your boss is named Benedict or John Paul. Then bashing your boss is considered to be a moral duty and everybody does it. And gets away with it. Also, those who stick up for the boss are ridiculed and scorned.
On the other hand, if your boss is a flaming heretic, no criticism is permitted.
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