Thursday, 27 September 2012

Optional Celibacy ?



Hats off to the Archbishop of Teresina, Don Jacinto Furtado de Brito Sobrinho.  He calls for optional celibacy for Priests.  He calls to question the scope of Papal infallibility and calls for  a renewal of ideas.  have a look at the article that appeared in Folha De S.Paulo
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Did Jesus have a wife ?

A fascinating article from the BBC begins . . . . .
An ancient scrap of papyrus makes explicit reference to Jesus having a wife, according to a renowned expert in Christian history.

Harvard divinity professor Karen King unveiled the 4th-Century Coptic script at a conference in Rome. She said researchers had identified the words "Jesus said to them, 'my wife'", which might refer to Mary Magdalene.

Christian tradition holds that Jesus did not marry - but Ms King said in early years it was subject to debate. The provocative find could spark debate over celibacy and the role of women within Christianity, she added.  But the announcement sparked scepticism from some theologians.
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Monday, 17 September 2012

Have Your Say . . . . The new Translation

There's a survey on the US Catholic website asking comments about the new translation of the Missal one year on.  Why not let them know what you think ? Take a look . . .
lay people click here
clergy click here