Pfarrer Initiative

Just read this Washington Post article about the Pope denouncing a group of dissident priests who question and are even encouraging disobedience to Church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women.

washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pope-denounces-dissident-priests-who-question-church-teaching-on-celibacy-ordaining-women/2012/04/05/gIQAKRKvwS_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop

I agree with the Holy Father. The movement, called the Pfarrer Initiative, seems a push by these dissidents to force changes in the Church just to suit their own personal preferences and ideas.

There seems to be too much of this attitude today. Why is it that so many people today seem to feel some sort of entitlement to force changes on established organizations just because they decide they are smarter or more enlightened? If I felt as these priests seem to feel, I’d simply leave the Church and join a denomination that better suited my beliefs, not create disunity and try to force the Church to change to suit me. Seems ridiculous. Any thoughts?

I’m just now catching up on this initiative. I have not had the opportunity to read the english version of the Pfarrer Initiative, just read some news articles.Disobedience against Christ and His teachings is not the way to go. I do not believe in women’s ordination. In hopes of increasing the number of priests, especially here in America, I think the issue of allowing priests to marry should be strongly considered. I hope some married priests and deacons share their thoughts.

This initiative is a continuation of the march of Modernism began by some before and after Vatican Council II. We were warned by His Holiness Pope St. Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis (papalencyclicals.net/Pius10/p10pasce.htm) about this heretical thought and the destruction it can lead to. During his later years H.H. Blessed John Paul II and H.H. Pope Benedict XVI have both warned of this as well. It is from the father of all lies. That which divides is from satan! That which unites is from God!

The Gospel of Saint John; Ch. 17
"[11] And now I am not in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name whom thou has given me; that they may be one, as we also are. [12] While I was with them, I kept them in thy name. Those whom thou gavest me have I kept; and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture may be fulfilled. [13] And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy filled in themselves. [14] I have given them thy word, and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world; as I also am not of the world. [15] I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from evil.

[16] They are not of the world, as I also am not of the world. [17] Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. [18] As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. [19] And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. [20] And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me;

[21] That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. [22] And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one: [23] I in them, and thou in me; that they may be made perfect in one: and the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast also loved me. [24] Father, I will that where I am, they also whom thou hast given me may be with me; that they may see my glory which thou hast given me, because thou hast loved me before the creation of the world. [25] Just Father, the world hath not known thee; but I have known thee: and these have known that thou hast sent me.

[26] And I have made known thy name to them, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me, may be in them, and I in them."

Scripture from drbo.org/index.htm

A Blessed Easter to All!!!
Pax

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