|(Francis meeting with Argentinian interfaith group returning from Israel.)|
Many are praying Francis gets well but others according to some are not praying for his good health to return. Cardinal Maradiaga told the Catholic News Agency, "I heard some say they are praying that Francis will die soon. This is bad and such people think they are Christians." Maradiaga prefaced his remarks with a statement that all are not happy with the changes Francis is making, implying they want Francis to die. Die? This man is the best thing to ever happen to the Novus Ordo faith! People are leaving the Novus Ordo church in droves and seeking out the Catholic Faith!
In other news it was announced today, Francis will soon have a facebook page in addition to the nine twitter accounts he currently has. One can hope he has it up and running before Lent and the Vatican posts many pictures demonstrating the apostasy presently happening. Here is the bombshell, today it was announced yesterday a married man was ordained a priest!
|(Manal Kassab, Rev. Wissam Akiki, and their daughter Perla)|
"In the Middle East, it is normal (for a priest) to be married," Zaidan said Tuesday. "Here, this is the first."
The Maronite church is one of several Eastern Rite churches — including Armenian, Chaldean and some Byzantine Catholics — that recognize the authority of the pope in Rome. Many Maronite Christians in the U.S. trace their lineage to present-day Lebanon and Syria.
Although Roman Catholic priests are not allowed to marry, Catholic priests who married before they were approved for ordination are allowed to remain married. An example: Catholic priests who were converts from the Anglican communion and other Protestant denominations.
"The Vatican was open to it on a case-by-case basis," said Zaidan, and Pope Francis approved Akiki's ordination, which was in the pipeline for about a year.
William Ditewig, executive professor of theology at Santa Clara University in California, said Pope John Paul II opened the door for this possibility decades ago in his encyclical calling for the traditions of the Eastern churches to be respected.
"I'm reluctant to project too much too fast" for the Roman Catholic church and the future of married priests, said Ditewig, who also works for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey. "I think this is interesting and significant, but I don't necessarily think it is earth shattering."...
..."In the United States, the ordination of married men to the priesthood is not just a 'fix' to the priest shortage but rather a re-establishment of an ancient and honored tradition in the Maronite church," Zaidan wrote in this month's Maronite newsletter.From the Opposing Views article, Pope Francis Allows Married Father To Become A Priest, 28 February 2014.
The Vatican banned this exemption in the U.S. in the 1920s because bishops complained it was too confusing to parishioners. It remained a common practice in the Middle East and Europe...
..."He'll be a wonderful priest," said parishioner Linda Hill, 54. "The fact that he's married will be exciting for the church. It's tradition in the old country. I guess we're finally catching up to the old country."
While the exception doesn’t open the door to non-celibacy for all priests, the move is just one in a string of unprecedented actions taken by Francis.
Last year the pope sparked controversy when he said, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"
He has encouraged the Church to think outside the box and be more "open."
“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods...We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel,” he said in another 2013 interview.
"Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open,” he added, “let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent. The ones who quit sometimes do it for reasons that, if properly understood and assessed, can lead to a return. But that takes audacity and courage."Did you catch all that?
- Francis approved Akiki's ordination,
- Rev. Akiki recognizes and submits to the authority of Francis as Pope,
- the soon to be canonized John Paul II had a role in it,
- it is the re-establishment of tradition in the church,
- and having a married priest is exciting!
Last Friday (21 Feb. 2014) Francis gave a sermon to those in attendance at his morning Novus Ordo Missae, including many bishops, "those who fall into casuistry or ideology are Christians who know doctrine but who lack faith. Like the demons,with the difference that the demons tremble, whereas these do not: they live in peace." This morning in his sermon at the Casa Santa Marta Francis discussed love, marriage, family, and wait for it 'casuistry'. Francis said, casuistry is of the Pharisees and, "is always a trap." Using (casuistry) sound principles to solve thorny moral problems as Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori did according to Francis is wrong. Is St. Liguori worse than a demon or like a Pharisee? Casuistry is an essential part of thought when based on principles and established conclusions of moral theology.
Francis wants everything to come from the experience and the feelings associated with it. This is full blown modernism. (see Pope St. Pius X, Pascendi Dominici Gregis) We remind the reader the same great Saint made all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries take an Oath Against Modernism. That is quite different from Francis' attitude towards the modernism he has embraced wholeheartedly with both mind and body. Casuistry must be too scholastic for Francis! For as Francis recently said, "Studying fundamental theology is one of the most boring things on earth." This is how the modernists and Francis accomplish their revolution in the Novus Ordo church. One step forward, two step backwards, always moving, and distracting those who follow them with their latest gaffs. And they don't forget to slander those who speak the truth as enemies of Our Lord.
for more on married Novus Ordo presider :
- ABC News Married Dad Becomes Maronite Catholic Priest in US
- NY Daily News Married Lebanese-American dad becomes Eastern Catholic priest
- St Louis Review Maronites ordain married priest
- Press Release Wissam Akiki Ordination
- Rev. Daren J. Zehnle Will the ordination of a married man in St. Louis...
|(Married Rev. Wissam Akiki serves daughter, Perla, communion after being ordained.)|
|(Rev. Wissam Akiki embraces his wife, Manal Kassab, after being ordained.)|