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 ‚Äúmissionary dynamic‚ÄĚ of lay people and must pay ‚Äúparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs....
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 ‚Äď "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.
Matthew 23 27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. 28 "Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.---NASB
My, My, insurance companies even get into the act? Royal Commission calls for submissions on 'Towards Healing' from the transcript for this program: "...for the first time a consultant to the committee has spoken out, saying the Church's insurance company had too much influence on the response and that a senior official from the company boasted of destroying Church personnel records."
Isn't it great to see the great moral leadership of the Romish Church! :-7
ABC News wrote: Evidence to a NSW inquiry has reveled senior clergy failed to act against a paedophile priest despite evidence they knew he'd been abusing girls for decades, and a warning this story contains graphic language.