Belgian prelate: divorced Catholics should not teach religion
CWN - October 13, 2011
Archbishop André-Joseph Leonard of Brussels has indicated that Catholics who are divorced and remarried should not teach religion or serve as principals in Catholic schools.
The archbishop made the point that those who are responsible for the religious education of children should be in good standing with the Church. But his suggestion drew outrage in Belgium, where his predecessor, Cardinal Godfried Danneels, had encouraged a more liberal interpretation of Church law.
The status of Catholics who divorce and remarry has been a topic of heated controversy among European Catholics.
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Posted by: skladach -
Oct. 14, 2011 8:54 AM ET USA
@cloudchaser64: How to put this delicately? Yes, Jesus ate with harlots and tax collectors, and He also said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me," but He did not send the latter to the former to be educated. He is the Divine Physician for sinners, but He also had unusually harsh words for those who lead little ones astray.
Posted by: Defender -
Oct. 14, 2011 1:40 AM ET USA
What of those who aren't Catholic at all who teach in our schools and universities?
Posted by: cloudchaser64 -
Oct. 13, 2011 11:06 PM ET USA
This will probably not be approved but I, being a good conservative, am sick of this kind of "hewing to the line" of being an approved Catholic. Jesus chose harlots, tax collectors to be with Him. Stop this nonsense already!