The Beginning of the End for Bergoglio and His Men?
(12-09-2016, 03:34 PM)Eric F Wrote:                                                                               Just my own feeling, but I think Francis may have reaffirmed the ban on homosexual oriented priests the other day in an attempt to keep support for the 4 Cardinals from growing.

It's hard to take such a ban as anything other than cynical posturing if it is not accompanied by concrete actions to suspend and probably laicize those already ordained as priests and bishops who defile their office with sexual misdeeds. The ancient canons required this; somewhere along the way we started giving very wide latitude to clerical malfeasance. The ancient Church taught, as St. Paul taught, that men who dare to receive ordination should be above reproach. It opens the Church's salvific mission open to ridicule and undermines its saving mission to have so many clergymen fooling around. A ban is fine in itself, but there is a not-insignificant number of men already ordained causing scandal.

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Re: The Beginning of the End for Bergoglio and His Men? - by aquinas138 - 12-09-2016, 04:51 PM

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