[quote=Jaypeeto3]I’ve seen and heard millions of words from priests of all shades of opinion, but I’ve never heard or seen any priest say these things, and I’m sure the priests I know are as “liberal” as anyone. Would you care to provide some evidence to back up your allegations? I would take it with a huge grain of salt when someone claims that a priest told them their sin is “ok”. People tend to kid themselves and hear what they want to hear.
My my, aren’t we quick to accuse people of lying !!
Well, Petergee, I too have had the revolting experience of
priests encouraging me to commit mortal sin, and explicitly so.
Also, in my RCIA class, our former parish priest ridiculed the papacy, ridiculed John Paul II, ridiculed the Church’s teachings on birth control and other issues, ridiculed the Church’s teachings on the non-ordination of women, taught that baptism wasn’t regenerative, taught that Original Sin is no stain at all, taught that all Christian churches are just as good as Catholicism, mocked and denied the hierarchical structure of the church, etc., etc. I gave my classmates copies of LIFE IN CHRIST (a catechism) at the end of RCIA because “Father” had so horribly misrepresented Catholicism to these NEW CONVERTS.
Don’t kid yourself about the bad priests, Petergee. They’re out there and unfortunately there are plenty of them. And bad bishops too.
I didn’t “accuse people of lying”, I said take it with a grain of salt. I know for a fact that people kid themselves that a priest has said their sin is OK (while knowing in their hearts that that was not what the priest meant at all) because I’ve done it myself in the past.
I know full well there are some very bad priests. But I’ve never heard a priest say anything remotely like what you say your former parish priest said; I am truly shocked by that.
Btw you didn’t mention what his political views are.