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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....
II, I'm not sure what you are getting at, since you are describing the Romish Church see:
Catherine Deveney wrote: Two concepts are critical to understanding church behaviour. The first is "scandalising the faithful". Traditionally, the hierarchy believed the greatest sin was shaking the faith of Catholic congregations. Protecting them meant concealing scandal. Adopting that as your moral standpoint means anything goes. You can cover up sexual misconduct from those you demand sexual morality from. You can conceal financial corruption from those who put their pounds in the collection plate. You can silence the abused and protect the abuser. Guilt about sacrificing individuals is soothed by protecting something bigger and more significant ‚Äď the institution.
The second concept is "clericalism", a word used to describe priests' sense of entitlement, their demand for deference and their apparent conformity to rules and regulations in public, while privately behaving in a way that suggests the rules don't apply to them personally....
The writer Upton Sinclair, commenting on his loss in the 1934 California gubernatorial election, wrote, ‚ÄúIt is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.‚ÄĚ
Evangelical Protestant ministers' salaries depend on them not understanding (or discussing) the root cause of the sexual revolution feculence which courses through each of their churches. If they were getting paid for it, there would be thousands upon thousands of sermons pinpointing the exact source of what they're constantly stepping in. Then they'd hire SERVPRO to cap the source and suck up the moral mire coating their carpet, sheep and themselves.
Jim Lincoln wrote: you note scandals, not sex abuse, or from an apparently left wing source amusing, and accurate in this case, Media Lesson: Pope Actually Recommended No Change in Cases of Sex Abuse, does seem an accurate representation of what actually happened. So, I do advise you to go to that later thread, that is given in the first URL -- but the second no doubt gives a lot of accurate information, from a source I for one really don't want to use often.
So, I do advise you to go to that later thread, that is given in the first URL -- but the second no doubt gives a lot of accurate information, from a source I for one really don't want to use often. The only thing just as bad is from a Romish source, and the material in a Romish source wouldn't be the same as this or the tenor of this article.
Until he addresses contraception directly which is apparently the root cause for the unwinding of every fibre of civilisation (and he knows this in his heart of hearts), calling for an immediate "sex abuse" solution is superfluous. Virtually each couple he meets is engaging in one form or another of unrepentant "sex abuse." This is why the Pelosis and Bidens can still receive communion.
But, if the Pope issued an ex cathedra prohibiting contraception today, except for some tiny band of √úber Catholics, what average parishoner would even know or care?
It's as if there were men and women fighting together on the front lines and ... for a few hours ... they forgot why they were there. Meanwhile incoming mortars impact from every direction (aimed at church and home) but everyone's abandoned his battle station.
B16 desired to revive the Christian faith by carting filth out of the church, but he was stymied. He discovered that as the Roman Curia prosecuted pedophile priests the more others popped up like a whac-a-mole game. It was the never ending story (more like a nightmare) for him.
Per a Dominican monk (1948):
"If the world doesn't accept the church's teaching on marriage (being against contraception and the things that follow like divorce and fornication) it's the end of civilization ... If the world follows this road of [accepting] contraception, then human beings will become like animals (brutes) ...
"Contraception is not a question. It's not the question. It's the only question."
These exploding sex scandals in Christianity are a function of the New Dark Age (How we got here) which is engulfing the west because of the near universal uptake of contraception. And now civilization is unraveling, even entire denominations.
There can be no substantial filth removal plan until the ultimate idol, birth control, is finally jettisoned.
Revivalist wrote: ‚ÄúThe mission of Tom Peterson and "Catholics Come Home" to bring souls home to Jesus and the Church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒRick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
‚ÄúThe mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the Church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒRick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
ABC News wrote: The senior detective whose explosive allegations sparked the royal commission into child sex abuse says he has been denied whistleblower status.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox alleged in an interview with Lateline last year that the Catholic Church hierarchy protects paedophile priests, silences investigations and destroys critical evidence to avoid prosecution....
"Adelaide's Anglican Archbishop has used Good Friday to highlight the need for ethical leadership in the wake of the announcement of a Royal Commission into child sexual abuse." from, Church leaders candid on Good Friday. I would say only one of them were, and he's from the Catholic-lite denomination.
Something much closer to home: "It's not enough to say I care about children and I'm gonna take care of them the taking care of children must be transparent it must be visible and it must be accessible to outside view," McShane said. [Ah, and good advice from a Catholic priest in Lincoln!] "Father Kipper did also tell us, if there is any accusation of abuse, they encourage the victim to go to the police first and then the Chancery." excerpts from, Group protests Lincoln Catholic Church Practices. I don't know what SNAP---... would say about that, but I do agree with Father Kepper on that! (Here, you thought I was always disagreeable!)
I have to think if I want to add a fresh one from Australia, but I happen to run across this one, which was interesting:
Simon Caldwell--Daily Mail wrote: ‚ÄėI would say he is correct,‚Äô said the doctor, who asked not to be named in fear of reprisals - including the loss of his job.
‚ÄėWhere the research has been done ‚Äď for example in the United States and Australia ‚Äď in the region of 80 per cent of the victims of sex abuse by priests are adolescent males rather than children.‚Äô
Pope Benedict XVI has been careful to avoid publicly demonising gay priests over the crisis, focusing instead on meeting and apologising to victims.
Breitbart News reports that in "a joint statement by Latin American church leaders but presented by Pope Francis in 2007, the leaders stated, 'we should commit ourselves to ‚Äėeucharistic coherence,‚Äô that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortions, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.'‚ÄĚ
I also missed this about the on-going saga of child abuse by the Romish Church in Australia, Special Commission of Inquiry information centre. The Australian authorities hope this will make it easier for people who were abused to come forward.