Irish bishops will discuss proposal for married priests during ad limina visits

Irish bishops will discuss proposal for married priests during ad limina visits

[If FrankenPope’s minions in the Vatican bureaucracy don’t quickly and enthusiastically bring this proposal from their discussions with the bishops to their master, there’s something wrong with the Vatican lines of communication or their zeal to please him]

Catholic World News – January 12, 2017
The Catholic bishops of Ireland, who are making their ad limina visits to Rome in January, will speak with Vatican officials about a proposal to allow a return to ministry by clerics who left the priesthood to marry. However, the Irish prelates will not discuss the proposal with Pope Francis.

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore, who first introduced the proposal to welcome back married priests, told the Irish Catholic that the topic had been raised at a meeting of the Irish hierarchy, but the discussion was “inconclusive,” and so the Irish bishops will not present the idea to Pope Francis. However, Bishop O’Reilly said that the topic was likely to arise when bishops speak with other Vatican officials.

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One comment on “Irish bishops will discuss proposal for married priests during ad limina visits

  1. The proposal (“to allow a return to ministry by clerics who left the priesthood to marry”) goes beyond the tradition of a married priesthood in the Eastern churches (both Catholic and Orthodox). They allow the ordination of married men only to the priesthood and only for service as parish priests. Bishops must be celibate and thus are chosen only from monks or parish priests who were never married or are widowers. A widowed priest who wishes to remarry must give up his priesthood. Thus, they do not allow the marriage of ordained priests.

    This proposal would implement another liberal agenda item (“optional celibacy”) as exemplified by the organization CORPUS (for “Corps of Resigned Priests United for Service”; consisting of ex-priests who left to marry, many without dispensation from their vow of celibacy and thus married civilly or in a non-Catholic service) and its fellow organization CITI (for “Celibacy Is The Issue” or Rent-a-Priest, consisting of CORPUS-like priests who offer their services usually for baptisms, marriages and funerals which Church officials decline to perform or witness because of some irregularity under canon law).

    Most likely the proposal will creep into the next Synod of Bishops in 2018 or during and/or after it. FrankenPope wanted the priesthood as the synod’s topic, but the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops overruled him and instead chose “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment,” which he accepted.

    Nonetheless, who would have expected “welcoming” and “accompanying” buggers, fornicators and adulterers (allowing for the latter easier annulments or Holy Communion without need for an annulment) to creep into the 2014 and 2015 Synods on the Family, FrankenPope’s motu-proprios (issued between the two synods) on changes in canon law concerning marriage and annulments, and the “controversial” footnotes in his apostolic exhortation after them?

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