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Synod of Bishops to discuss married priests for areas of Amazon region

June 17, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “Amazonia: new pathways for the Church and for an integral ecology” is the theme of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, which will take place October 6-27. The instrumentum laboris (working document)—released in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish on June 17—stated that “for the more remote areas of the region, the possibility of priestly ordination of elders, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted by their community, should be studied,” according to the report. The document was presented at a Vatican press conference.

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  • Posted by: Jim.K - Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 PM ET USA

    Another point from the Tablet article. Logically, why not ordain all of the Transitional Deacons everywhere with the restriction that they can only provide the Sacraments but not participate in policy making? In other words, create two classes of priests and let them do the work but not infringe on “our” authority and power. I might suggest one class of priesthood. Get rid of Bishops and only retain holy, dedicated parish priests. Hummn... Tempting, but probably not practical. Too bad.

  • Posted by: Jim.K - Jun. 19, 2019 2:20 PM ET USA

    The Tablet article is Interesting. I could agree with most of it right up until the following paragraph; “It suggests celebrations that respond to the local culture and become the “source and summit of their Christian life,” and this includes indigenous “music and dance, in native languages and clothes, in communion with nature and with the community.” Nearly everything after that is ridiculous! Once again it shows how the enemies of the Church present some “truth” to sell their “errors.”