Disturbing yet unsurprising. Cardinal Burke being removed.
(09-18-2014, 11:00 PM)demoslider Wrote:
(09-18-2014, 10:37 PM)Silouan Wrote:
(09-18-2014, 05:42 PM)Sequentia Wrote:
(09-18-2014, 12:21 PM)demoslider Wrote: How can Orthodoxy be a logical option? They already allow divorce and remarriage.

I have always wondered why the Orthodox allow divorce, especially when Jesus speaks about it in Matthew 19. The Orthodox consider the "Roman Church" to be completely legalistic (that's generally all that internet Orthodox complain about to Catholics; definitely some of the rudest Christians online). Being pro-divorce and even encouraging it has made me realize that the Orthodox Church has zero credibility. Not to mention that heresy of phyletism that they tend to promote.

I hope Papa Francisco rethinks this decision with regards to Cardinal Burke and other clergy who are promoting the traditional EF Mass.

That's just simply not true. The Orthodox do not encourage divorce and phyletism is a condemned heresy. I get it this is a Catholic forum but that doesn't mean you should spread falsehoods.  :shame:

As to the question of divorce and remarriage the Catholic Church allowed divorce with a second and in extenuating circumstances a third marriage for at the very least 600 years. Even as late at the 15th century it was not considered an obstacle to reunion with the Orthodox. If the Catholic Church allowed it again it would simply be returning to a practice far more ancient than the current system of annulment. No matter what some Catholics seem to think history did not being in 1545.  8-)

Are you referring to the fact that Rome was in union with the Eastern Patriarchs for hundreds of years while the East permitted divorce and remarriage?

Yes indeed. Although I might phrase it a little differently. Even according to Catholic teaching there was one Catholic Church, not east and west, all under the authority of the pope. So for 600 years there were churches under the authority of the pope that allowed divorce and remarriage.

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Re: Disturbing yet unsurprising. Cardinal Burke being removed. - by Silouan - 09-18-2014, 11:11 PM

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