Showing posts with label Married Clergy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Married Clergy. Show all posts

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Model Amazon-Synod Bishop Has Girlfriend

Bishop Kräutler has defended the controversial Pachamama idols from the Amazonian prayer as an "expression of the indigenous": "There are people who think that Pachamama is a goddess."

Vienna ( Erwin Kräutler, the controversial Austrian bishop, defended the controversial pachamama depictions from the Amazon as an "expression of the indigenous peoples" that could be "integrated into our liturgy". This was what Kräutler said at a lecture in Bregenz, as the "Tagespost" reports. "There are people who think the Pachamama is a goddess," Kräutler said, adding that the bishop also vowed to ordain men and women at the event, denying the statement attributed to him that he had never baptized Indians.

Cardinal Schönborn is full of praise for Kräutler. For example, Schönborn said in an interview a few days ago: "At the synod - and I was very happy about it - he enjoyed a great respect among the bishops and the laity and is seen as a pioneer."


Bernardo Küster has received this photo of the Pope’s Brazilian favorite, holding hands in what looks like a shopping expedition.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How Will the Church Deal With Married Priests Like This?

Married priests? What happens in cases of domestic violence? In the picture the beaten wife of an orthodox priest.

Edit: at least in Orthodoxy, they can divorce. 
(Moscow) The Amazon Synod asked for a large majority of 75 percent of the synods to allow the admission of married men in the Amazon. But how will Church leaders respond to cases of domestic violence by married priests? At the same time as the final phase of the Synod, a concrete incident occurred.
Last Friday, October 25, a woman from Ryazan, a city of half a million people, contacted the press from some 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow.
The young mother of four children reported domestic violence. She also showed pictures of injuries inflicted on her by her husband. Her nose is broken, her left side of her face is purple and shows red spots. She told journalists present at the editorial office she is ashamed of her appearance.
The shocking thing about the case, according to the Internet newspaper, is the fact that the wife's husband is a Russian Orthodox priest, and his wife suffers from muscular dystrophy.
Her husband, the priest, is strong and very fit
The names of those affected by the Russian media are not repeated here, since a fundamental question is to be shown in the concrete example. The fact is: The priest WP is a drinker and violent offender against his own family.
The Russian Orthodox diocese of Ryazan responded to the media report and suspended the priest for a year. As justification, the diocese stated that the priest had "systematically violated the ecclesiastical order" through alcohol abuse and violence against his family. This affects above all his sick wife, but also the oldest child. The woman, described as tender and fragile, has difficulty walking. This condition gradually appeared after which the doctors diagnosed muscular dystrophy.
With proper treatment, the disease can at least be slowed down. So far, however, she has not received it because her husband refused to submit to any such requests. He said to her, "What do I do with a disabled woman?"
Her husband worked as a cook when they met and got married. His father was a priest in Ryazan. He urged his son more and more to become a priest, which he finally did. Since the first violent incident in 2013, everyone has been following the same pattern. The man would get drunk, come home, beat his wife, sleep off the intoxication, apologize and asked for forgiveness. She was afraid of losing her family. Both had wanted and received four children, who are today between 10 and a half years old.
Even the presence of the children did not stop him from beating his wife. When he also put his hand to his eldest daughter and she was so frightened that her mother had to tell her stories and console her till five in the morning, the woman decided to go to the police.
Now she stays with the four children in a secret place.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred

Sunday, November 13, 2016

War on the Church: Pope Francis Visits Seven Ex-Priests Who Have Married

Pope Francis received seven ex-prists and their families in a visit,
who have given up their priesthood in the past years to marry
(Rome) The papal remedy of Misericordina is not a cure. It is bestowed upon some, some not. This is decided according to how the affected parties will fit into the papal line. Last Friday, the Pope visited seven former priests, who were laicized, and allowed to marry.
Not participating were the defenders of the Sacrament of marriage and the Church's moral teachings.  At least not those who turned in public appeals with the requests to Pope Francis, to correct the controversial passages of the Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris laetitia or completely withdraw the letter ( reported).
On the previous Friday, there were seven former priests who had given up on their priesthood and married.
On November 11th, the head of the Catholic Church visited seven "young" men who had given up on their priesthood in recent years, according to the Spanish press agency EFE.
The gesture is part of a papal initiative within the framework of the Holy Year of Mercy, which is called the "Fridays of Mercy". On these Fridays Francis holds private visits "without prior notice", according to EFE. This means that the visits will not be announced to the public, so that they can take place undisturbed.
At 3.30 pm the Pope left Santa Marta and went to the Roman quarter of Ponte di Nona on the outskirts of the city, where he visited an apartment.
"Not less than two hours," Francis met with seven families founded by as many young men who had given up their priesthood in the past years.
According to the Vatican Press Office, they belong to the diocese of Rome where "they were pastors in different parishes of the city."  One was from Madrid and another from Latin America, both of whom live in Rome. The seventh is from Sicily.
Pope Francis "gave his affections" to these men and their families, who "devoted themselves to priestly ministry in the parishes for several years," the Vatican said. "Loneliness, misunderstanding and fatigue because of the great effort and pastoral responsibility have brought their original decision for priesthood into a crisis." They would have spent "months and years of uncertainty and doubt," which often led them to make the wrong decision with the priesthood. Therefore, the decision to give up the priesthood and establish a family," says the press release of the Vatican.
"In this way, Pope Francis once more offered a sign of mercy to those who live in a situation of spiritual and material discomfort," and to make it clear that no one should remain without "the love and solidarity of their shepherds."
The Holy See did not announce the visit to the "Friday of Mercy", yet there is an interest in making the case public.
In the past, Francis had explained that the question of the married ex-priests "is on my agenda." There followed a series of signals around the "Amazon Workshop" that the "practice" of priesthood admission criteria could be changed while maintaining the teaching. The visit to seven former, married priests is also read as a signal that fits into this picture.
It is also astonishing the way the Vatican press office has expressed itself on the office of the priesthood.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image. Mi
Trans: Tancred