Tag: holy orders

Missing the Point

Vatican Bars Seven Ordained Women "Less than a month after the Vatican called the ordination of women to priesthood "an affront to the dignity of women, whose specific role in the Church and society is distinctive and irreplaceable," seven women priests were excommunicated for failing to repent by the Church-issued July 22 deadline." These women …

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Cleaning House

I think the most important line in this article is the following. "Even if the figure were higher, it would still likely represent less than half of 1 percent of the 46,075 priests in the United States." AP: 177 Priests Removed in 28 States

Catholic Crisis

Here's a Washington Post article related to the previous post . Catholics: Church in Midst of A 'Crisis' "A growing majority of Catholics are sharply critical of the way the Roman Catholic Church has handled instances of child abuse by priests and believe the scandal has deeply tarnished the church's reputation, according to a national …

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Catholic Reform?

[Here's another post by Jerry. This won't be all, though. There WILL be more. I WILL toss in my $2.50 (This is waaaaay beyond $0.02) some time soon (probably after finals are over). – Funky] Here's a liberal Brit take on the American Catholic Church. Not to minimize the terrible consequences of this scandal, but …

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Defending the Church

Now that I have a forum at my disposal, I'd like to take a stand against the Catholic bashing that has been going on since the priest scandal broke. As a start, I offer a well-written letter to the editor submitted to The Pitt News by a good friend (and the man who sponsored my …

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