Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on bishops from around the world to revive the Christian faith among those who have forgotten or abandoned it.
The Church needs a new â€śmissionary dynamicâ€ť of lay people and must pay â€śparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,â€ť he said as 262 bishops wound up a three-week huddle that broached all major issues and crises shaking the 2,000-year-old institution.
Clerics must also apply â€śnew methods, a new language that suits different culturesâ€ť in their bid for a â€śnew evangelism,â€ť he said during a closing mass at Saint Peterâ€™s....
Royal Commission examined vow of chastity and Church's sex offenders program wrote: The royal commission into child sexual abuse has been told that the Church ran a program for clergy who were sexual offenders which treated up to 40 priests and brothers each year. A leader of the Marist Brothers has told the inquiry the vow of chastity taken by Catholic clergy could be to blame for the phenomenon of child sexual abuse. Another leader from the Marist Brothers has told the inquiry that the Church has historically regarded sexual abuse of children as a moral problem rather than a criminal matter.
1 Timothy 4 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.---NASB
It's a pity that one couldn't get SA to highlight this in-depth investigative reporting of For Roger Mahony, clergy abuse cases were a threat to agenda, (and no I didn't try, before anyone accuses me of complaint in this type of action!) by the LA Times. The URL was in the article about abuse of children by the Romish Church in Minn..
Jim Lincoln wrote: [Ah, ABC no has a short interview with this "prince of the church," If you don't want to listen to it, there is also a transcript attached to the story, Archbishop apologises for Catholic Church's handling of sexual abuse. The rest of my comment from post from yesterday makes a good tagline for today's message, so there it be. ]
Somewhat interesting, I saw this on the ABC News (au ), but I couldn't find the article on its site! But this ex-priest, who became normal, q.v., Clerical Celibacy as far as sexual relationships go, he got married and just had a child. He was killed in the the typhoon that just swept over the Philippines. Australian Kevin Lee, ex-priest, dies in Typhoon Haiyan. He was suppose to have been instrumental in the investigation of the child molesting priests in Australia? The only good priest is an ex-priest, they all need to make a Pilgrimage From Rome
Anyway, Three decades of abuse, Sydney Catholic priest found guilty of child sex but still employed by Church from which, "The Sydney priest Father Finian Egan has been found guilty of sex crimes spanning three decades against girls aged between 10 and 17. Today's verdict is certain to reignite the controversy around the Catholic Church's handling of child abuse. That's because the Church knew of his abuse of children but continued to let him work as a priest." You can read either a transcript or listen to a soundtrack about it.
"The faith of Anglicans is founded in the scriptures, the traditions of the apostolic church, the apostolic succession â€“ "historic episcopate" and the early Church Fathers...." Anglicanism
'...the State Church, which the great reformers had planted, and which some of them had watered with their blood, presented the spectacle which went far to justify the sarcasm of an eminent writer, that she possessed "A Popish Liturgy, a Calvinistic Creed, and an Arminian Clergy."'
The Down Grade. I would add, it has never been Christian even though there might have been a few Christians in it.