Monday, August 5, 2019

Pope Strikes Down Traditional Right to Assign Pastors by the Laity in Ischia

Traditional right for the laity to appoint pastors went back to the Middle Ages

Rome ( Two communities in Ischia have lost the battle over a traditional say in the assignment of Catholic pastors. According to the local broadcaster Teleischia, Pope Francis suspended a medieval privilege, which allowed the municipal councils of Forio and Casamicciola, before the appointment of a new pastor to submit to the bishop a binding tripartite list.

According to the report, Ischia’s Bishop Pietro Lagnese had declared in April the 700-year-old patronage of citizens invalid. Previously, the priests of the island diocese were almost universally opposed to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). According to the communities, said  to the broadcaster, their legal support was rejected,  the case was sent to the Roman Congregation of  Clergy and finally with Francis; the latter declared the Lagnese’s decree binding.

Against the decision of the pope, no appeal to a higher authority is possible, "except directly from the Almighty," said Teleischia. According to the broadcaster, the relationship between the political community of Casamicciola and the spiritual shepherd Lagnese was not untroubled even before the recent conflict.

Trans: Tancred


BrotherBeowulf said...

They haven’t had a decision from the Pope—only the Antipope.

“Rejoice O Virgin Mary, alone thou hast destroyed all heresies.”

JBQ said...

Even though 1000 speak a lie, 1 individual can still speak the truth. You trod on Brother Beowulf. Your quote is quite true.

BrotherBeowulf said...

Thanks Jbq. One voice crying in the wilderness. A good traditional priest who admitted he no longer believes Francis is Pope today asked me, “What can we do?”

Simply. Speak. The Truth.

How much longer do we sit idly by and let Antipope ‘Francis’s’ Homosexual Network Strangling the Church rape our boys (and on rare occasion our daughters too) and rape and pillage our Church?

Tancred said...

The is something the evil and progressive We Are Church crowd has been pushing for for years, but since the laity in this diocese are Catholic, it gets struck down by the Let’s Do Church Pope.

MEwbank said...

The pre-Vatican ii Catholic Church was much more complexly textured culturally in terms of permitting, sometimes encouraging, diversity of established local customs and traditions.

But there simultaneously existed a profound unity among the faithful in terms of belief and morals.

Now, for decades we have witnessed the imposition of shallow tyrannical uniformity bonded with promotion everywhere of disunity in belief and morality.

Peter Watson said...

Father James Martin SJ, Bishop Barren and some of the more fabulous clergy in the Archdiocese of Chicago all agree that part of having a well-formed conscience is being sympathetic and supportive of GLBT-P people.

J-LGBTIQ said...

Who's Bishop Barren (sic)?

Tancred said...

What’s the “J”?

J-BMWAO said...

Why's the faker not answering the question about Bishop Barren (sic)?