Pope reaffirms ban on women priests, assails disobedience

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purcelc wrote:

Here in the thirteenth century, we keep women in their place. When’s the next stake burning?

Apr 06, 2012 6:29am BST  --  Report as abuse
LuisGutierrez wrote:

When was the male-only priesthood infallibly defined as revealed truth?

Apr 07, 2012 5:10pm BST  --  Report as abuse
LuisGutierrez wrote:

When was the male-only priesthood infallibly defined as revealed truth?

Apr 07, 2012 5:14pm BST  --  Report as abuse
Bradnaksuthin wrote:

Rather than being so concerned by challenges to his papal authority perhaps the pope should concentrate on the teachings of Christ…which Christ summed up in two laws.
1. Love God
2. Love your fellow man.

The main problems in this world have little to do with celibacy and women priest. They are about man being unkind to other men.
That’s the message the Pope ought to be talking about.

Apr 07, 2012 11:19pm BST  --  Report as abuse
Bradnaksuthin wrote:

Rather than being so concerned by challenges to his papal authority perhaps the pope should concentrate on the teachings of Christ…which Christ summed up in two laws.
1. Love God
2. Love your fellow man.

The main problems in this world have little to do with celibacy and women priest. They are about man being unkind to other men.
That’s the message the Pope ought to be talking about.

Apr 07, 2012 11:19pm BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

This is the same pope who, along with the Repub party is behind the WAR ON WOMEN, Iincluding making it difficult or impposible to get birth control pills.. His pals in the Repub party eg in AZ, they almost passed a law there which would require women to get a letter from a doc that stated the reason for the birth control pills was not related to birth control. A similar law is pending in WI and some other states.

Same problem with teaching sex ed in schools. Try Mississippi, which has only abstinence only education. And the highest rate of illegitimate children and botched back alley abortions.

The catholic church under Benedict is like some apparition from the early 1900s, when birth control, eg even condoms were illegal.

Join the 3rd largest religion in the USA – ex catholics, like us.

And protect your children from their predator priests as well.

Latest horror show beginning to erupt re the catholic church……..

http://www.news.com.au/top-stories/dutch-catholic-church-castrated-boys-in-gay-treatment/story-e6frfkp9-1226306186339

Apr 07, 2012 4:53am BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

Its back to the dark ages for women. Keep them pregnant and in the kitchen.

Keep them brainwashed and 3rd class citizens in the church. Essentially all but free labor.

BTW the church supports life, but not a word about supporting medical care for all.

There was btw some congressional hearing recently about birth control. the panel consisted of 2 priests and 3 other MEN.

Apr 07, 2012 4:56am BST  --  Report as abuse
DeannaTx wrote:

This just amazes me.
The Catholic church enjoys a tax free status in the United States. Receives a ton of taxpayer funding. Attempts to push for all Americans being held to their faith based restrictions by flexing its political influence over politicians.
The actively and openly practices gender based descrimination.. which supposedly is illegal in America.
Just ask the Mormons about descriminationary practices and government reaction. They were being ousted from Utah for not allowing blacks to hold the priesthood. Then again, I don’t believe women are yet allowed.
Food for thought.. just how much actual good are they actually doing for this country?
I, for one, am seriously beginning to believe that no organized or unorganized faith should have any more than a family level influence in this country. We do need a secular government to protect the rights of those who the churchs would hold allow a far lower standard of freedoms.

Apr 07, 2012 4:56am BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

Heres where the mentality of the Pope comes from……………

First pls remember he ran the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for 2 decades. The CDF is the new name for the office of the holy Inquisition.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/esp_vatican29.htm#The%20Church

And now I understand where the BS about fire and Brimstone comes from re the non – cath right wing xtians.

Apr 07, 2012 5:01am BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

Jesus only chose men? yes the 12 disciples

But it does raise the question – was Jesus gay? Of course the church would never admit it, especially as it appears to hate gay people being treated as equals in our society.

Apr 07, 2012 5:04am BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

Heres where the mentality of the Pope comes from……………

First pls remember he ran the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for 2 decades. The CDF is the new name for the office of the holy Inquisition.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vatican/esp_vatican29.htm#The%20Church

And now I understand where the BS about fire and Brimstone comes from re the non – cath right wing xtians.

Apr 07, 2012 5:04am BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

On anther news site it called the pope the “church’s Rotweiler”

Where i come from we solve problesm with vicious rotweillers very quickly.

But I’d be satisfied if the catholic people just all left the church like is happening in Ireland, and let the old boy bark in the back yard.

Sort of like a wolf howling at the moon and no one is listening.

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Pope-told-Irish-church-is-on-the-edge-of-collapse-116219834.html

Apr 08, 2012 8:30am BST  --  Report as abuse
SteveMD2 wrote:

LuisGutierrez wrote:

When was the male-only priesthood infallibly defined as revealed truth?

Answer – when the Pope heard his God speak to him at the moment when he last had a belly ache and solved it in the usual way we all do……..

Wonder what language is used re breaking wind

Apr 08, 2012 8:34am BST  --  Report as abuse
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