God Bless you all
love Irish M
Clericalism arises from an elitist and exclusivist vision of vocation, that interprets the ministry received as a power to be exercised rather than as a free and generous service to be given. This leads us to believe that we belong to a group that has all the answers and no longer needs to listen or learn anything. Clericalism is a perversion and is the root of many evils in the Church: we must humbly ask forgiveness for this and above all create the conditions so that it is not repeated.
— Pope Francis’ Address to the Synod Fathers at Opening of Synod2018 on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
Clericalism and canon lawPeople look to the Pope for 'righteousness' and it's not going well, Conundrums are happening instead....lots of them.
In his 1520 Treatise on the New Testament, Martin Luther argued that clericalism was a result of canon law:
Yea, the priests and the monks are deadly enemies, wrangling about their self-conceived ways and methods like fools and madmen, not only to the hindrance, but to the very destruction of Christian love and unity. Each one clings to his sect and despises the others; and they regard the lay-men as though they were no Christians. This lamentable condition is only a result of the laws.
I am only saying if the pope said no confessions you don't need to go to mass pray at home do we do this or whatI’m sure you already know in heart and conscience the answer to your question.
Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider have issued a statement (September 24):And they call it fidelity to the pope,
No honest person can anymore deny the almost general doctrinal confusion which is reigning in the life of the Church in our days.
How to solve?
Such is the way of the world. One person’s satisfaction can mean another person’s misery.You said it all.
ActionReq wrote:When the leaders are
fixed on saying that
there is only one way and
that way is Christ. Jesus
himself said that. And
then Christ is as 'we' say it is.
This reminds me of something i read recently:
bluecross wrote:For some, sorry is the hardest word to say, unless they are demanding it from others.Some folk will never admit they are wrong or say sorry because that requires humility. In fact, in my experience, these type
bluecross wrote:Keep it simple and sincere.Some folk genuinely are not sorry; they are only sorry if they get caught.
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