Frank Bruni writing in the New York Times - What Family Really Means
Frank understands more about Family than all of the Roman Catholic Church leaders who are currently gathered at the Synod on the Family.
The Roman Church is trying to figure out how to minister to Families in the modern world. The decision makers at this forum? Celibate unmarried male clerics ONLY (we'll give them the benefit of the considerable doubt on the celibacy issue). No women get a vote. No married people get a vote.
In the real world, theses church leaders would all be fired for the incompetence demonstrated at this Synod.
Synod on the Family - this is what you should do…
Dear Pope Francis:
From National Catholic Reporter - Synod ends where it began, in disagreement by Thomas Reese
VATICAN CITY With time running out, the synodal fathers appear no closer to resolving their conflicts over issues facing the family than they were a year ago. One of the principal sticking points is over Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics who do not have an annulment. Another controversy is over the language to be used in speaking about homosexuals. continue reading
Well the Bishops and Cardinals that run the Roman Church are just about done with the hugely expensive waste of time called the Synod on the Family.
We entirely reject the notion that there is any legitimacy to this synod at all. Nearly 300 male clerics had voting rights at the synod. How many women had voting rights? ZERO.
We’ll take some future Synod on the Family seriously when we see that women have at least fifty percent of the voting rights.
ORDAIN WOMEN. NOW.
From Examiner.com - First woman in Utah irregularly ordained Catholic priest by Diane Weddington
Clare Julian Carbone was ordained to the priesthood Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City by the group Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP). The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize the ordination of women and any woman claiming to be ordained is automatically excommunicated. However, according to a 2012 New York Times study, 59 percent of practicing Catholics in the U.S. favor the ordination of women. continue reading
We don't think there is anything at all "irregular" about Clare's ordination. In fact, we believe it is both sinful and irregular that the Roman Church attempts to exclude women from the Priesthood.
Utah getting first female Catholic priest, but there's a catch By Glen Beeby
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Roman Catholic Women Priests Association (ARCWP) is in Salt Lake City for The Parliament of the Worlds Religions. While here they also plan to ordain Utah's first woman Catholic priest. The only issue is the Vatican does not recognize any women priests, deacons, or bishops.
Before and now during the much heralded Synod on the Family, I have heard and continue to hear a great hullabaloo about whether or not to allow communion for divorcees who remarry without first having their previous marriages annulled. I find this fixation odd because I think it represents misplaced focus, reeking of hypocrisy. continue