Tag Archives: Clericalism

Liturgical Wars

I have not commented on the recent reports about Pope Francis wanting to restrict the older Roman liturgy in opposition to the legislation of his predecessor Benedict XVI. It is not my war, but I am ready to listen to … Continue reading

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Clericalism and Priesthood

I received one of those circular e-mails this morning, and it contained three links: Abolish the Priesthood Thou art a Priest Forever Change the Governance of the Church! Responding to the Sex Abuse Crisis in the Church The second article … Continue reading

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Clericalism

This subject has come up in a couple of blogs. John Beeler writes this: Clericalism. I knew some of this. Even in the Middle Ages and the Counter-Reformation, “secular” (diocesan) priests’ lives weren’t quite like the 1800s Catholic model we … Continue reading

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Abolish the Priesthood?

In view of the weight of claims for the episcopal consecration of women and the “empowerment” of the laity one keeps hearing in French dioceses, I did a search on Google to see if anyone had seriously considered abolishing the … Continue reading

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