Friday, April 6, 2012

Pope Bennie stands up for celibacy

During his Holy Thursday homily this week, Pope Benedict spoke out against Catholics calling for the ordainment of women as priests and those questioning the Church's stance on celibacy...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has denounced priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying Thursday they were disobeying his authority to try to impose their own ideas on the church.

The group now claims more than 300 Austrian priests and deacons as well as supporters in other countries, and its influence has grown to such an extent that top Austrian bishops met with Vatican officials in January to discuss how to handle them, Italian news reports said.

So far, neither the Vatican nor the archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, have imposed any canonical penalties on them.

Pope denounces dissident priests on celibacy |

On one hand, the pope's steadfast opposition to this group is bad for the Catholic Church. Women and married priests would contribute so much and bring back a sense of normalcy, clearly lacking these days. But, on the other hand, if this change did occur, there would be less and less hysterical stories like this...

A Catholic priest in Northern Ireland has found himself in hot water after he accidentally displayed a series of pornographic gay images during a presentation to parents of children preparing to receive First Holy Communion. Father Martin McVeigh projected 16 “indecent images of men” on a projector screen during a March 26 PowerPoint presentation to a group of 26 parents at St. Mary’s School in Pomeroy, Ireland, the BBC reports.

“He was visibly shaken and flustered,” one parent said. “He gave no explanation or apology to the group and bolted out of the room. The coordinator and the teachers then continued with the presentation.”

Irish Priest Accidentally Flashes Gay Porn During First Communion Meeting

Top of the mornin to ya...


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