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Monday, March 16, 2009

Pope says no to pseudo-clerical laity

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The centrality of Christ leads to a correct valuation of priestly ministry, without which there would be no Eucharist, no mission, not even the Church. It is necessary then, to ensure that 'new structures' or pastoral organisations are not planned for a time in which it will be possible to 'do without' ordained ministry, on the basis of an erroneous interpretation of the promotion of the laity, because this would lay the foundations for a further dilution in priestly ministry, and any supposed 'solutions' would, in fact, dramatically coincide with the real causes of the problems currently affecting the ministry'.

2 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Hmmm, what a surprise that Mahony's against this by appointing more "lay coordinators"

Hesiod's Voice said...

The anarchy unleashed by Vatican II is ceaseless; only a return to Tradition and total abandonment of Modernism and its manifestations in the second Vatican Council will save the Church from near-total destruction. Millions of souls will be lost if the post-conciliar path is followed, yet the hierarchy seems unwilling to turn back the clock to a time when Catholicism was united, genuine and evangelistic. The 'smoke of Satan" spoken of by Paul VI is now ubiquitous in what once was Christendom. There can be no compromise with the conciliar "church."