From DICI: A manifesto for “the reform of the Catholic Church"
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http://www.dici.org/en/news/belgium-a-ma...ic-church/

The French daily newspaper La Croix on its website “Urbi-Orbi,” on December 2, 2011 reported that Flemish priests and laity are calling for an urgent reform of the Church. Their claims include, in part: communion for the divorced and remarried, ordination of married men and of women and lay access to preaching.

Father Johan Dekimpe, a 69 year old priest from Courtrai, is the initiator of this petition which has raised 5,500 signatures to date. The signatories include not only the priests and laity, but also such prominent people as Roger Dillemans, rector emeritus of the Catholic University of Louvain, and Paul Breyne, Governor of West Flanders.

According to the petitioners, the current organizational forms of the parishes no longer correspond to  reality. They say that it is time to “find new ways to break the impasse” of the priest shortage. The signatories of this manifesto are convinced that their voice as Christians will be heard by the bishops and that they “will be ready to promote a dialogue on these necessary and urgent reforms.” – And absolutely schismatic! (Source: La Croix – DICI No. 247 of 12/23/11)
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Priest in good standing with Rome:  Fr. Johan Dekimpe.

Priest not in good standing with Rome:  Any of the SSPX priests.

Makes sense.
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Old news.

It would be fitting to mass-excommunicate them. It would be a good thing for the Belgian Church. (And include the bishops too, please)  :LOL:
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(01-05-2012, 03:09 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote: Old news.

It would be fitting to mass-excommunicate them. It would be a good thing for the Belgian Church. (And include the bishops too, please)   :LOL:

And, thanks to them, there's a handy list of all of the people to excommunuicate.
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(01-05-2012, 10:12 PM)GeorgeT Wrote:
(01-05-2012, 03:09 PM)Adelbrecht Wrote: Old news.

It would be fitting to mass-excommunicate them. It would be a good thing for the Belgian Church. (And include the bishops too, please)   :LOL:

And, thanks to them, there's a handy list of all of the people to excommunuicate.
I've been following the list closely. Many religious teachers and priests.
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(01-05-2012, 01:51 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: Priest in good standing with Rome:  Fr. Johan Dekimpe.

Priest not in good standing with Rome:  Any of the SSPX priests.

Makes sense.

you're not surprised, are you?
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(01-06-2012, 09:29 AM)CubanDan Wrote:
(01-05-2012, 01:51 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: Priest in good standing with Rome:  Fr. Johan Dekimpe.

Priest not in good standing with Rome:  Any of the SSPX priests.

Makes sense.

you're not surprised, are you?

Not in the least.  I'm just waiting for someone in the hierarchy to wake up.
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(01-06-2012, 12:57 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote:
(01-06-2012, 09:29 AM)CubanDan Wrote:
(01-05-2012, 01:51 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: Priest in good standing with Rome:  Fr. Johan Dekimpe.

Priest not in good standing with Rome:  Any of the SSPX priests.

Makes sense.

you're not surprised, are you?

Not in the least.   I'm just waiting for someone in the hierarchy to wake up.

Well, every day that goes by is another day closer to retirement age for many in those ranks.  Slowly but surely their ranks are thinning out.
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