Friday, September 04, 2009

Woulda/Coulda/Shoulda in Boston

That's John Paul II telling (Fr.) E. Cardinal to right himself with the Church before attempting to kiss the ring of the Pope.
What was broadcast was a political circus, and Sean Cardinal O'Malley blew it.


RAG said...

Ya think we might have a few bishops who could stand to hear that lecture, eh?

RAG said...

OT--when my kid was little --

Q. Why can't priests get married?

A. It's against the rules.

Q. Can the pope get married.

A. Well, ah, technically, yes.

Q. Why?

A. Because he can change the rules.


Dad29 said...

That line of reasoning is a 'power-line' reasoning which, as you know, is inappropriate.

If priest-celibacy were changed, then ALL priests including the Pope, could get married.

(If they were that......dense.)

And, of course, the Easterns have maintained a vestige of the original discipline; no Orthodox BISHOP (or above) may be married, either before or after consecration as a Bishop.

Anonymous said...

Imagine that. A deluge of married men entering the Catholic Church to spread the faith, but why have that when POTENTIALLY other problems could arise, right?