The “Good” American Bishop Tobin Asks Cardinal Farrell an Embarrassing Question

The “Good” American Bishop Tobin Asks Cardinal Farrell an Embarrassing Question

en.news – 7/7/18

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island [not His Eminence “Iron-pumper” Joe Tobin of Newark, New Jersey], objected on Twitter (July 7) to Cardinal Kevin Farrell’s claim that priests have “no credibility” when it comes to training people for marriage “because they have never lived the experience”. Farrell is the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

Tobin presents the obvious objection against Farrell: “It seems fair to ask, then, if a celibate cleric has sufficient ‘credibility’ to lead a dicastery devoted to laity, family and life.”

Since Farrell took over his position albeit his self-professed cluelessness about the family, it is obvious that he wanted the job only for career reasons.

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2 comments on “The “Good” American Bishop Tobin Asks Cardinal Farrell an Embarrassing Question

  1. Priest criticises most senior Irishman in Rome on marriage preparation

    Cardinal Kevin Farrell says priests have no credibility when it comes to training people for marriage

    Fri, Jul 6, 2018 – Patsy McGarry

    A senior priest in Dublin has described as “preposterous, juvenile and destructive,” a statement by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the most senior Irishman in the Vatican, that priests have no credibility when it comes to training people for marriage. Fr William Dailey also called for Cardinal Farrell’s resignation.

    Cardinal Farrell, from Drimnagh in Dublin and prefect (head) of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, said “priests are not the best people to train others for marriage”.

    The cardinal, who is behind the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next month, was speaking in an interview with Intercom, a magazine published by Ireland’s Catholic bishops.

    In a tweet Fr Dailey, director of the Notre Dame–Newman Centre for Faith and Reason at University Church on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green, described what Cardinal Farrell said as “preposterous, juvenile, and destructive”. He continued: “It seems to me to merit his resignation from a post he’s perhaps not insightful enough to hold.”

    In follow-up tweets Fr Dailey said he was “flabbergasted that a Cardinal in his post would say something that is so false and destructive. Many couples have reported to me that our conversations were fruitful, and have returned to keep them going long after the wedding reception was a distant memory.”

    It was possible, he said, “the Cardinal lacks credibility to talk to married people; far be it from me to challenge his self-indictment. But his undermining of the work of many is manifestly false, unjust and counterproductive.”

  2. I’d say the good Bishop and Fr. Dailey have each merited a few cases of the finest adult beverages of their choice!
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    Nicely done! What a relief to learn of this.
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