Bishops bowing to Rome, members of religious orders say


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Bishops bowing to Rome, members of religious orders say

Canada’s Roman Catholic bishops have come under fire from a majority of the members of the country’s religious communities, comprising brothers, nuns and priests in religious orders, for what they call the bishops’ blind obedience to directives issued by the Vatican.

A letter to the bishops from the Canadian Religious Conference, which represents 213 Catholic religious communities across the country, asks the church to consider offering full communion to “all marginalized persons, divorced and remarried Catholics, and to homosexuals.”

It also calls on the church to consider the “ordination of married men, women and elders in First Nations communities.” (The elders would serve remote areas that lack priests.)

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The group says that 60% of its members support the letter. While the Church isn’t a democracy so I’m not advocating that, I think that if the group was that split I don’t see the wisdom in taking on the Bishops. Seems to be a lot of hubris.


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Duplicate thread. See: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=102395


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