Dealing with the Deceptive Dimond Demimonde
(12-29-2011, 01:49 AM)Walty Wrote:
(12-29-2011, 01:46 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: What about a heretical priest? What kind of respect is due to a heretical clergyman?

I'm not talking about Fr. Cekada here but this question just popped into my mind.

They deserve a certain amount of respect 1) for being able to celebrate the sacraments and bring Jesus Christ into the world, and 2) for being a fellow human being.

I was thinking more in the lines of formal respect, address, etc. Furthermore it's not entirely clear that a heretical priest will celebrate the sacraments at all since he will easily and most certainly lack intent or alter the form and matter to suit his doctrinal deviancies.

But for the sake of the argument let's take an Eastern Orthodox priest, a Coptic priest and an Anglo-Catholic priest with an old Catholic (valid) lineage: should they all be shown the same amount of respect and deference we ought to show a Catholic priest?

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Re: Dealing with the Deceptive Dimond Demimonde - by Vetus Ordo - 12-29-2011, 01:58 AM

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