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Offline ermy_law

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In response to one of the points made above:

Married priests do not hear the confession of their wives or children.

Which married priests? I have seen this done among the Russian Orthodox diaspora.
 

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does that mean homosexual priests will be able to marry each other?
 
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Keep it up. You'll wake up one day and find yourself in a church that calls itself Catholic but is Protestant.

We've been there for decades.
 
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In response to one of the points made above:

Married priests do not hear the confession of their wives or children.

Which married priests? I have seen this done among the Russian Orthodox diaspora.

The (Catholic) Code of Canons for the Eastern Churches does not address the issue, but my pastor says it is just not done.  His wife and children go to a neighboring Latin parish for confession.
 

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I suppose I’m in the minority, but what’s new? While recognizing the superiority of celibacy (since that fact is scripturally established by Paul), I am not averse to ordaining married men. Trad or not, the faithful Catholic married men I know are consistently less homosexual seeming than the bulk of priests (sadly, trad or not). The historical evidence for continency of married priests is scant (exluding, naturally, the consistently celibate episcopate in the East and West).
 

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As I pointed out, if the West changes its discipline, it's the opening wedge. Next it's allowing priests to marry, a married Episcopate, and calls for 'priestesses'.
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Here's an update:

Smith said that she had “serious concerns” about some of the recommendations and other content and about the fact the some of the most significant points in the document, such as speaking of the “regional" church” the promotion of a synod of laity who would take part in determining doctrine, and the ordination of female deacons, were not fully discussed during the course of the meetings.  She was not invited back to be a part of the commission as it considers the question of how the universal and local church in communion discern right ethical teaching.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-publishes-document-declaring-a-female-diaconate-is-a-possibility-in
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Here's an update:

Smith said that she had “serious concerns” about some of the recommendations and other content and about the fact the some of the most significant points in the document, such as speaking of the “regional" church” the promotion of a synod of laity who would take part in determining doctrine, and the ordination of female deacons, were not fully discussed during the course of the meetings.  She was not invited back to be a part of the commission as it considers the question of how the universal and local church in communion discern right ethical teaching.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-publishes-document-declaring-a-female-diaconate-is-a-possibility-in

Whatever disagreements we have had in this thread – the bolded portion would be an unmitigated disaster.
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