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Is Pope Francis Being Reckless In Insisting That There Will NEVER Be Women Catholic Priests — EVER?

by Anura Guruge


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To be fair Pope Francis did hide behind and took cover by continually citing Pope St. John Paul II’s May 1994 Apostolic Letter ‘Ordinatio Sacerdotalis‘ (below) that said the Church does not consider ‘herself’ authorized to allow female priests. That alone is rather a strange statement. The Church has never been static and popes and Ecumenical Councils have changed much over the millennia.

But what was strange was how emphatic Pope Francis was about it.

Agreeing that the exclusion would be FOREVER.

How can he be so sure?

Has he been told so, categorically, by God during their regular discourses? If so shouldn’t he tell us that?

His statements, on the plane back from Sweden, didn’t have the necessary gravitas to even take them close to the vicinity of being deemed infallible. For a start he would have had to be much more formal and make some personal declarations — as opposed to quoting a prior pope.

But this is rather strange. Yes, it is likely that there will be no women priests (as opposed to deacons) in the next 40 years. But that is not even CLOSE to ‘NEVER’.


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by Anura Guruge

Will Pope Francis’ Newly Created Sex Abuse Tribunal Start By Trying Despicable, Ex-Boston Cardinal Bernard Francis Law — THE OUTLAW.

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* Pope & the destitute priests?
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

>> Francis mum on Irish gay vote.
>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.

>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.

Pope Francis co-writes song.
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.

Francis says the darnest things 

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>> I personally think that this is TOO LITTLE, too late.

>> Seems more like more window dressing and attempts to paper over the cracks than an effort that will really crack down on these CRIMINALS.

>> IF this tribunal is sincere and has any teeth let it start by prosecuting THE OUTLAW, Boston’s despicable Bernard Francis Law, living it up in Rome, while his victims continue to suffer.

>> I think the Victims Groups, worldwide, will agree with me.

>> We have had decades obfuscation from the various popes and the Vatican on this serious CRIMINAL matter. If the pope is serious lets see some ACTION fast.

>> Let us see Bernard Francis Outlaw put in a cell, as a prisoner, for the crimes it is well documented that he committed.


These Destitute Catholic Priests, If Real, Have To Be An Huge Indictment On Goody Two-Shoes Pope Francis.

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by Anura Guruge


Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

>> Francis mum on Irish gay vote.
>> Francis has dig at gay marriage.

>> Francis nixes gay French ambassador.

Pope Francis co-writes song.
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.

Francis says the darnest things 

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I got this begging e-mail this morning. I get such e-mails from Opus Bono Sacerdotii on a fairly regular basis. I used to get very fancy, expensive looking mailers — yes, of course, asking for money — in the mail, but they have stopped given I never responded to them. Have a read. Two of the Catholic priests in dire straights are supposedly such because of medical conditions — and nothing else (such as molesting kids). So the Catholic, the Catholic Church and the Pope just abandons them when they have back surgery or arthritis. I though Catholic priests in every sense were meant to be MARRIED to the Church. So what happened to ‘in sickness and in health’?

Is this REAL?

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So what is YOUR take? I do NOT get it. I did NOT think the Catholic Church just abandoned priest.

OK. I do know that this group does help Catholic priests implicated in sex abuse and other sex crimes. Two things on that. Of late, on the issue of forgiving Catholic women who have abortions scores of Catholics have been shouting at me that forgiveness is at the CORE of their belief. So why doesn’t the Pope, the Catholics and the Church just forgive these ‘accused’ and take care of them? They were or still are Catholic priests? In this e-mail they are ALL Fathers, albeit with very generic names. So they must be priests. That is my second point. If they are being called ‘Father’ they should be a priest. If they are a bona fide priest it is incumbent on the Pope to take care of them. That is my take. IF they are not priest they should masquerade as priests.


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This is the LinkedIn profile of the President of Opus Bono Sacerdotii, Joe Meher. He is NOT a priest. He has a degree in marketing and his past background is in media companies.

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Latest Vatican Statistics For Catholics Show Non-Stop Growth Around The World.

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Pope Francis’ ‘complicit silence’ … 
Pope Francis co-writes song.

† Appointment of Juan Barros in Chile.
Francis does NOT shelter the homeless!
† Weak Francis chokes re. Keith O’Brien.
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Francis says the darnest things 
Francis airport -> Colombo
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Well these statistics indubitably contradict the anecdotal ‘evidence’ that more and more people, especially the young, are adopting a ‘non-affiliated’ lifestyle. However, what is key and interesting in these annual numbers from the Vatican is that the BULK of the growth is coming from Africa and Asia. What these numbers do not state is church attendance. A lot of these Africans and Asians are but Catholic in name. If questioned carefully they will also admit to other affiliations. So the only real accurate measure is how many of these so called ‘Catholics’ regularly attend Mass. That the ‘number of priests, diocesan and religious’ increased, albeit just by a 1,000, while ‘candidates to the priesthood – diocesan and religious – dropped’ is difficult to reconcile at the moment. But this makes interesting reading.


The Vatican Now Has A Cricket Team — Proving That They Are, Under The New Pope, Getting Much More HIP And Civilized.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Hollywood has a celebrated cricket club that has been in existence since 1932.

There are cricket clubs all over the U.S. — anywhere where you can find a few hundred brown folks living. I played cricket in Cambridge, MA in 1992. I have seen a dozen cricket games in progress, on a Saturday afternoon, in D.C., around the Tidal Basin.

So it is time that the Vatican did get a cricket team. There are a lot of priests and seminarians in Rome from India, Australia and South Africa. All three of the players shown in the above photograph appear to be brownies, with the batsman possibly from Sri Lanka!

This is good. Cricket is the game of gods. Why else do you think that the most famous of cricket grounds in the world, in Marylebone, in London, is called Lord’s? look it up, if you don’t believe me.

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