Friday January 17, 2020

Is Pope's Amazon priests plan just tinkering at the edges?

Traditionalists are not fooled by Pope Francis’s suggestion that ordaining some married men is a solution solely for the Amazon region

20th June, 2019
In 2016, Pope Francis promised a commission to evaluate the proposal to create women deacons, but no action resulted from its report

The question of celibacy has been at the heart of the future of the Catholic Church for decades and has accelerated in recent years as the number of men joining the priesthood has plummeted, especially in Europe. And while celibacy has been central to the practice of the Church’s priests for 1,000 years, it remains a discipline, not a doctrine. Put simply, a discipline can be changed by the church’s ruling body; a doctrine cannot....

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