Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Francis wants to clericalize the laity by making them members of the Curia

Specifically, (Greg) Burke said four points were brought up in regards to Curia personnel -- that the Curia be “less clerical, more international” and that there is “an increase in young people and women” among their ranks.
The role of young people, laity, and women is something Pope Francis has emphasized strongly throughout his pontificate, as is the need for a more international Church that is less “Euro-centric.”
source: Catholic News Agency, Council of Cardinals says more youth, women needed in Roman Curia

Franics wants more laity in the Curia

Contrast this attitude with:

What Bergoglio said in 2007, “Their clericalization is a problem. The priests clericalize the laity and the laity beg us to be clericalized… It really is sinful abetment.”

What Francis said in 2016, “On the other hand, the opposite danger for the Church is clericalism. This is a sin committed by two parties, like the tango! The priest wants to clericalize lay people and lay people request to be clericalized because it’s easier.”

What Francis said earlier this year, “Do not clericalize the laity. May the aspiration of your members be not to become part of the Sanhedrin of parishes that surround the pastor, but rather passion for the kingdom.”

Does Francis ever listen to the words that come out of his mouth?

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