Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Vatican Meeting is NOT ABOUT "Dropping Celibacy for Priests"

Despite the 9 PM News (Channel 6) and 10 PM News (Channel 4) talking heads' errors, the meeting in Rome is not really to discuss 'dropping celibacy' as a requirement for priests.

The Thursday meeting appears to be a response to Archbishop Milingo’s repeated public calls for a change in the Church’s discipline requiring priestly celibacy. Although the Vatican announced the excommunication of the African archbishop after he presided at the unauthorized episcopal ordination of four married men, Pope Benedict may be anxious to forestall any possibility that Archbishop Milingo could provoke a major schism.

It has to do with one specific case (Milingo) and perhaps 1000 other cases.

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