Friday, January 31, 2020

Leaked Documents Reveal Pope Francis’ Plan to Open the Door to Married Priests


By David Martin

What we have suspected all along is now confirmed. Leaked documents reveal that Pope Francis' forthcoming Apostolic Exhortation of the Amazonian Synod is an attempt to open the door to married priests in the Catholic Church.

According to a late-breaking story from LifeSiteNews, “Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation of the Amazon Synod will abolish celibacy, according to several bishops who have leaked the document.”  (LifeSiteNews, January 31, 2020)

The article states: “According to documents obtained by Corrispondenza Romana, the apostolic exhortation, due for release in February, reproduces verbatim a paragraph dedicated to priestly celibacy in the synod’s final document.”

In a clear break from Church teaching, the exhortation says:

“We know that this discipline [of priestly celibacy] ‘is not demanded by the very nature of the priesthood.’” Going on it says: “We propose that criteria and dispositions be established by the competent authority, within the framework of Lumen Gentium 26, to ordain as priests suitable and respected men of the community with a legitimately constituted and stable family.”

Professor Roberto de Mattei, who received the leaked documents from “several bishops,” says, “There is no reason to prohibit in other regions of the world what will be permitted in some parts of the Amazon.”

Trial Balloon

This in fact has been the plan from the beginning, i.e. to use the Amazon as a trial balloon. The ploy was to first sanction married priests in the Amazon region so that other areas of the Church ‘deprived’ of this dispensation could then cry “discrimination” and clamor for married priests, whereupon the Vatican would concede to their wishes with the justification that the plan thus far had been “successful” in the Amazon.

In a concerted attempt to rebut this insidious effort to open the door to married priests, Cardinal Robert Sarah and Benedict XVI recently co-authored a new book, titled From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church, in which the two staunchly defend the Church’s 2000-year prohibition of married priests. 

Therein, Benedict XVI says:

“The ability to renounce marriage in order to place oneself totally at the Lord’s disposal is a criterion for the priestly ministry. As for the concrete form of celibacy in the ancient Church, it should also be pointed out that married men could only receive the sacrament of Holy Orders if they had committed themselves to sexual abstinence.”

This echoes what Benedict said in his 2007 post-apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist, Sacramentum Caritatis:

“In union with the great ecclesial Tradition ... and my Predecessors in the Petrine Ministry, I affirm the beauty and the importance of a priestly life lived in celibacy as an expressive sign of total and exclusive dedication to Christ, to the Church and to the Kingdom of God, and consequently confirm its obligatory character for the Latin tradition” (n. 24).”

In a recent interview on the new book, Cardinal Robert Sarah says:

“Priestly celibacy is not a simple canonical discipline. If the law of celibacy is weakened, even for a single region, it will open a breach, a wound in the mystery of the Church. There is an ontological-sacramental link between the priesthood and celibacy. This link reminds us that the Church is a mystery, a gift from God that does not belong to us. We cannot create a priesthood for married men without damaging the priesthood of Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church.”

Celibacy indeed is an integral part of the priesthood, for which reason it has always been mandatory. Being a priest requires that one be able to serve Christ with unretained freedom, which isn’t possible if he is bound by carnal affections.

In the new book, Benedict XVI reminds us that the renunciation of all things is a criterion for entering the priesthood, which is in keeping with Christ’s teaching: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)

Unfortunately, a pagan infested Vatican has been having misfits over the new book, alleging that it opposes Pope Francis by raising the "specter of a parallel magisterium," when in fact the book upholds the true Magisterium against Francis' counter-magisterium. According to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Cardinal Sarah’s intervention in getting this book published “has provoked, so to speak, the anger of hell.”

Obviously, Sarah and Benedict are doing something right so we pray that they continue with ever more constancy to uphold their new book for the greater liberty and exaltation of Holy Mother the Church.  


32 comments:

JBQ said...

The idea of two magisteriums is very troubling indeed.

John Seipso said...

The Pope doesn't have to open any doors to married priests. There have been married priests in the Eastern Rites since before the Constantinian era. There are married priests in the Latin Rite via Anglicanonrum coetibus and many individual dispensations.
We are looking at disciple not dogma. Reality will have to be acknowledged and lived with in many countries in Latin America and Africa where priests, thousands of them. have 'married' and whose ministry and family have been accepted by the communities they live in.
There are not two magisteriums. Francis is the pope and Ratzinger still thinks he i.

David Martin said...

In the Latin Rite Church there have never been married priests.

John Seipso said...

There were thousands of them at least until well into the 6th Century. Read a book.
There are married priests now, in the Latin Rite, welcomed by both John Paul II and even more generously by Benedict.
Regardless of your huffing and puffing, there are thousands of priests in Latin America and Africa who have contracted civil marriages and continue to exercise public ministry, are accepted by their people and with the knowledge of their bishops. The Church's sacramental ministry in thousands of communities in these countries would collapse without them.
Celibacy is a discipline not a revealed dogma. Read a book.

Reagan's Bush said...

Correct. There were thousands of celibate married priests.

susan said...

There were thousands of chaste, perfectly continent married priests (by definition they were not "celibate"). The married Apostles, and all the following priests who were married, lived with their wives with NO sex, OR lived separately (often the woman going to a religious community herself). Read a book antiEinstein...or at least acquaint yourself a tiny bit with history before making a total ass of yourself.

According to your 'argument' the fact that there are SO many poofters and boy-diddlers in the priesthood today that are SO accepted by the white haired crones who make up their congregations, with the FULL knowledge (and often approval) of their bishops, and that "the Church's sacramental ministry in thousands of communities in these countries would collapse without them", means we should just accept it and have somebody call a rigged sinnod and write an exhortation about it or something saying it's all ok, and don't give a thought to what that "Jesus" guy said, or the history and ontological nuptial meaning of the priesthood from its most ancient roots cause,....concrete situations and all!
*breathless pearl-clutching*

....oh...wait a minute.

Looks like Peter W/feybriel is taking a new persona to add to his schizoid mess....john seipso....should be seepsit. Ask an Icelander what that means.

Constantine said...

You don't need a priest available. One can obtain spiritual Communion alone. Other sacraments such Baptism and Confession can be obtained by Desire. There is no need for married priests. Many unworthy if Communion, including Pope Francis want to show off in public to make a statement that their cohabitation or sins still make them worthy, and thus, legitimize their public sin.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

There were thousands of them at least until well into the 6th Century. Read a book.

FAKE NEWS

The Apostolic Origins of Priestly Celibacy by Fr Christian Cochini (Hardly a Trad) that includes references to The decretals of Pope Siricius, early 4th century, that demanded a RETURN to the Apostolic Praxis.

.There have been married priests in the Eastern Rites since before the Constantinian era.

FAKE NEWS

Reagan's Bush said...

Wrong choice of words. Thanks for correction. Working nights is killing me.

Constantine said...

Married priests were allowed by Byzantine Emperors and their marrionetts, same as the current Vatican in regards to the New World Order establishment.

Constantine said...

Moreover, this married priest issue is distorting reality. In the East, priests were allowed to be priests of a lower order. The full priest was only considered a full priest if in a religious order.Popes, bishops and priests were fully recognized if a religious: had to be monks, devoid of property and money and family. In the West, the priest was given the concession of being secular and allowed to own personal property.

David Martin said...

Re: John Seipso - When we speak here of married priests, we are NOT speaking of celibate or Josephite marriages, but marriages as we know it. John Paul II, Benedict XVI, or no pope of history has approved such a thing for the Latin Rite.

Moreover, not even celibate marriages are allowed any more; this was only done in the very first centuries (when people were more honest about their vows). Celibacy is a divine precept, not a mere "discipline." It is an essential part of the priesthood, demanded by the very nature of the priesthood, without which the priesthood is sullied and weakened. As Christ Himself wasn't married, neither can his representatives be.

Yes, they've allowed this in the Eastern Churches, which is why their thinking is befogged concerning the Primacy of Peter, the Immaculate Contraception, and other divine teachings. Their minds are carnal and worldly because they are not following discipline.

And no, the Apostles did not continue to live with their wives but left them and all things to follow the Savior. (Luke 5:11)

JBQ said...

For this pontiff, "married priests" is part of his agenda of "bait and switch". The use of the Amazon is a return to the pristine times of the early Church and an emphasis on the "noble savage". Hence, the destruction of the traditional Church.-----James Fennimore Cooper wrote of the Iroquois. Ask Isaac Jogues and his fellow missioners what they thought of the noble savage of that day and time. They parallel those of the Amazon Basin and their barbarian lifestyle.

Constantine said...

JBQ, just as an aside, these Amazons are properly called "savages", because a savage is one who never knew civilization and never knew better. A "barbarian" would be Bergoglio and the German bishops, since a barbarian understands and knows what is civilization, but rejects it. Theologically, Bergoglio is a Barbarian, and an Amazonian is an unconverted pagan savage.

John Seipso said...
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Anonymous said...

for John Seipso:

Your comment "There are not two magisteriums. Francis is the pope and Ratzinger still thinks he is"

Yes, there are two Magesteriums....one is Roman Catholic( Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah etc.), and one that isn't "Pope" Francis, etc.

Damian Malliapalli

John Seipso said...

When you are prepared to join the Catholic Church, Damian, I might consider taking you seriously but I wouldn't count on it. I think you're so far in schism that there's little or no chance of you re-converting.

Tancred said...

So you’re the god of who’s Catholic, too? Lol

Peter Watson said...

David Martin,
"... the Immaculate Contraception...."
Really? Tell us more.

Tancred said...

Come back when you’re not a loathsome mouthpiece for moral corruption and dishonesty, Gay riel.

Anonymous said...

I’ve expertise Eastern Rites with their married priests and their bread cubes. They may keep it.

The Church permits many things that are different. She has the power to do so. But married priests is NOT the ideal. Very simple. You cannot serve two masters. Case frickin’ closed

Anonymous said...

John Seipso sould an awful lot like (even the way he writes), like 3-4 other guys who were/are here to post from time to time. I think it's really only 1 guy who uses multiple aliases.Gets tired of one, uses another. How about that??? Am I close?

Damian M. Malliapalli

John Seipso said...
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Tancred said...

I notice that the people who are most in favor of the end of celibacy are those who either don’t have any real experience of Orthodox secular clergy, or have an agenda of some kind which has no concern for the actual truth of the matter, but are taking aim at the sacramental character of the priesthood itself.

Anonymous said...

100% Correct......just like the German bishops/cardinals, and Amazon "fathers" did.
Same as all rad dissidents and LGBT promotors. Nothing new about that (for the last 50 years) :)

Damian M. Malliapalli

John Seipso said...
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Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

One good outcome of the silliness being promoted by Mr. Seipso, is that silliness, naiveté, and disinformation is easily corrected

http://unamsanctamcatholicam.blogspot.com/2019/09/but-eastern-churches-have-married.html

John Seipso said...
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David Martin said...

Re: PW - Are you suggesting that God's "conception" of the priesthood is something sullied? The priestly "Immaculate Contraception" you cite is this idea of married priests since it contradicts God's pure conception of the priesthood. As Cardinal Sarah said, "We cannot create a priesthood for married men without damaging the priesthood of Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church.”

PW said...
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Peter Watson said...
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PW said...

You're drowning in your own hubris, dissemblance and ignorance, Mr Martin. Squirm as you will, you wrote, "... the Immaculate Contraception....". Take responsibility for it old chap and cut the bullshit excuses and rationalization.
It will not go unnoticed that the only reason you get such a free run with your nonsense it that anyone who points its out and challenges you is edited out. This practice is a clear indication of insecurity and fear.

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