We live in a world in which sexual disorders are actually inculcated by that Dark Hegemony which saps both the joy and the virtue from authentic human life.
I can only describe my own feelings about what is needed.
Above all, the current Suspense in the Magisterium needs to be brought to an end. The Roman Pontiff, if his job description is to have any reality, must do this. The Holy Spirit was promised to the successors of Peter so that, with His help, they should defend and put forth the Tradition handed down through the Apostles, the Deposit of Faith.
Perhaps we need a Year of Purity, like the Year of Faith, in which the Church's ancient Traditions should be reaffirmed ...
... particularly with regard to Chastity, Celibacy, Marital Fidelity, and Virginity.
An Apostolic Letter could begin by confessing to the World that many of the Church's own ministers, even at the highest levels, had fallen short of their calling.
And that the Roman See itself had allowed the Truth to be concealed beneath ambiguities, especially in the document Amoris laetitia.
The ambiguities of that document could then be resolved. An obvious way of doing this would be to answer the Dubia.
Next, the Magisterial teaching of, for example, Casti Connubii (!930), Sacra Virginitas (1954), Sacerdotii nostri Primordia (1959), Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (1967), and Humanae Vitae (1968) should again be set forth, in all its beauty and dignity.
It would be convenient for such a document to conclude with formal anathemas condemning specific and specified erroneous teachings in the field of Holy Purity. After all, is it not the munus of the Roman See is to act as a remora against innovatory error? Perhaps there should be modifications to Canon Law to ensure that adequate and orthodox teaching is given in seminaries, novitiates, Roman academies, etc..
Would it not then begin to become possible for the Church to move on?
4 February 2019
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From your lips to God's ears. Let it be, every word of it.
And let every bishop make a statement of what he knows about his own misconduct, cover-ups, payoffs, and confidentiality agreements. They don't need investigations to say what they already know. If a bishop knows that a brother bishop has not honestly revealed what he knows, let him follow our Lord's direction in Matt 18:15-17. Let him admonish his brother bishop privately and if he will not confess and repent, then tell the Church. Any bishop who will not make a statement must resign. This is necessary to begin to establish any trust between the laity and the hierarchy.
Best idea I've heard in ages, Father.
From your keyboard to the next pope's ear.
A Year of Purity which reaffirms church teaching about celibacy, chastity, marital fidelity, and virginity and answers ambiguities of Amoris Laetitia will be good. It will be better if it concludes with formal anathemas condemning specific and specified errors on Purity.
Yes indeed. and let it be noted that Casti Connubii makes clear that NO human legislator can deprive a man of the right to marry (quoting Leo XIII): " To take away from man the natural and primeval right of marriage, to circumscribe in any way the principal ends of marriage laid down in the beginning by God Himself in the words 'Increase and multiply,' is beyond the power of any human law."
Canon 7 of Lateran II describes the requirement of celibacy as "a human ordinance" (regulam humanam).
So the Year of Purity should begin with a repeal of the "law" of celibacy, and recognition that the alleged impediment to marriage constituted by holy orders is invalid.
I think you might have to start with a primer for these men on what purity actually means.
I doubt many would recognise the word or the concept. ��
Hmm.. it's now the year of the pig. It may yet prove to be a flying pig.
Annus porci volantis...
Grant Milburn said: "Hmm . . . it's now the year of the pig. It may yet prove to be a flying pig."
What next ?
Flying Bishops ?
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