Thursday, April 5, 2012

Is disobedience a path of renewal for the Church? asks Holy Father

At Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Benedict XVI criticizes dissent from Church teachings
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Holy Thursday Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, April 5. Photo Paul Haring/CNS.
Priests were called to renew their fidelity with Christ but not to go against Church teaching, said the Pope during Holy Thursday Mass in Rome. The B.C. Catholic has the details from Catholic News Service reporter Carol Glatz:
During a Mass in which priests renew their promises of fidelity to Christ, Pope Benedict XVI firmly criticized dissent from church teachings and disobedience of God's will as illegitimate pathways toward reform and renewal.

Surrounded by more than 1,600 priests, bishops and cardinals, the pope cautioned against calls for women's ordination, saying such campaigns seemed more "a desperate push" to fulfill one's own preferences rather than a sincere attempt to conform one's life more closely to Christ.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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