Comment: No surprises here anymore. It’s been pretty evident for a long time that Ireland is heading the race down the fast track to a total abandonment of Catholicism. The small remnant of true Catholics in Ireland still clinging to the faith are being squeezed out. Fifty years of opening the doors wide to worldly values has brought the inevitable result: empty churches, empty seminaries, and finally, faithlessness. They have thrown off centuries of great sacrifices, and passionate love for the True Faith of the Irish ancestors, who were harshly persecuted by Protestants for their heroic loyalty. Among those still nominally Catholic today, many refuse to abide by Church teachings and discipline, as they welcome in every new erroneous fad, thus moving further and further away from the true Church. Even Pope Francis is no longer liberal enough for these traitors to the holy priesthood:
Priests hit out at Pope’s ‘women deacon’ remarks
The reaction comes after the Pope revealed that the 2016 commission he appointed to study women deacons in the early Church could not reach a consensus on whether female ordination was the same as its male counterpart. “We had come to expect reactions like this from previous Popes, but we thought Francis was different, and consequently our disappointment is greater,” the Association of Catholic Priests said in response to the Pope’s comments.
“The equality of women is critical for the credibility and the future of the Church. Introducing women deacons is such a minimalist step that if he cannot move on that, there is little or no prospect of any real movement towards equality.”
The group added that the Pontiff’s remarks on female deacons “confirms that women are not good enough” and that in the eyes of the official Church, “men are more worthy than women”.
“It confirms that the Church continues to be a clerical hierarchical patriarchy. It confirms that injustice is built into the heart of the Church. This is an enormous blow to reforming the Church and bringing it into the 21st Century.”
Poor misguided fools! Do they not know that the Bride of Christ is way above the times, “always ancient, always new”?