a cleric opines
The Pope wants....papal MCYou have it right here why the bishops ignore him.1. This is a want not a mandate.2. This statement was made by the papal MC not by the Pope himself in an authoratative statement.3. It has no consequences attached.4. Would Rome enforce the consequences anyway?5. The bishops know this and those who wish to ignore the pope will do so.6. Ever since Rome declined to support Cardinal O'Boyle when he tried trying to Curran and co we know who has held the power.Many years ago I taught in a working class area. A union rep came to give up a talk and said to us that the government wouldn't be giving much to this suburb because the voters were 'rusted on' supporters of the party in government. The goodies would be given to those who spoke against the government to try and molify them and win them to the government's side. Substitute Church for government and Faithful for 'rusted on' and you get the message.
Father, how did you enjoy the conference? Could you understand the Aussie's English? lol Would you like to tell us the highlights from your point of view?
Father, there is no need to post this but are you able to correct when he tried trying to Curran to read "when he tried to rein in Curran"
Here's an answer from a Pacific Northwest pastor (and a direct quote I might add). I'll never forget it: "Church rules and rituals are irrelevant."
I think Victoria is right. Some silly Roman curial bureaucrat should not be dictating to the episcopate, successor of the Apostles.I have long said, I side heavily on the maxamilist side as to the powers and authority of the Pope -- and in addition to all of that power, he should have two secretaries, a receptionist and a deacon to help him out!!! :)
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