Friday, 27 April 2012

More Vatican Censure Nonesense . . . .

Fr Brian D'Arcy has been identified as the fifth Priest from Ireland to be deprived of the freedom of expression.  The same freedom of expression Pope Benedict requested of Cubas President during his visit to Cuba.

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affirs Correspondent for the Irish Times writes . . .

ONE OF Ireland’s best known priests Fr Brian D’Arcy has been censured by the Vatican over four articles he wrote for the Sunday World newspaper in 2010.

Fr D’Arcy is the fifth Irish Catholic priest known to have been censured by the Vatican recently. The others are Redemptorist priests Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Gerard Moloney, Marist priest Fr Sean Fagan and Capuchin priest Fr Owen O’Sullivan. read more

2 comments:

maryclare said...

No, not nonsense. The Roman Catholic Church is not a democracy but a theocracy. It was founded by JESUS CHRIST and from St. Peter and the Apostles and then through the Apostolic succession runs the authority. It has particular doctrines and beliefs which are very clear. When the ordained priests of that church depart from the accepted doctrine, it is no surprise when the leader of the Church calls them to account. What has been surprising is that previously this has not always taken place. The doctrines are not open to 'dialogue' - that word implies that there is some room to change them. I'm afraid the doctrines are not open to that kind of discussion, as they are not going to be changed.
Do you not understand that to belong to the Roman Catholic Church means that you believe and adhere to what the Church believes and teaches...if you disagree you are a 'protestant'. At least you (as the blogger) have acknowledged this as you no longer adhere to this and have invented your own non-RC church i.e. you have invented your own magisterium, based on what you pick and chose to believe - a 'cafeteria' catholic or CINO (catholic in name only)or merely a cultural catholic but having no real belief.
Come back to the real Church...
Regards maryclare

Contemplative Catholic said...

hi Mary Clare, thankyou for your concern. Didn't the church change it's mind on a married priesthood once before ? By your own argument then the church is at schism with itself. How about the IV Lateran councils decision to make Jews and Moslems wear special dress so that they can be distinguished from Christians. Has the church changed her mind again ? Slavery ? especially in South America was condoned by the church. Were the above issues also not open to dialogue. Paul and Peter disagreed violently with each other . . . Perhaps the picture isn't as simple as you paint