your webpage is fantastic, my family and i are always checking it for information, but we cam across some worrying post last nyt,about the "married""priest who celebrated latin Mass in Iraq, we were so happy to read it till we got to ......not only is he a preist, but married with 7 children!!! my parents where astonished and not only is he a catholic preist but something like he came froem the anglican church, he should have just joined the lay people because first and foremost, apart from the catholic church,no other priest eitehr fetish,or protestant has the power of transubstantion other than a Catholic ordained preist who has gone thru all that..........please take it off ur blog its a spoiler for all my freids whom i refer to ur blog, we are traditional catholics from Africa of the oder of the SSPX. thank you great job!very sorry for all this but if i dnt mention it i wont come back to ur blog. bye
I'm not sure what post you are referring to. I don't know of any post about a priest in Iraq, at least on my blog. Is this something from the side bar? Please help me out. Thanks.
I removed the offending link to the blog, Canterbury Tales, from my side bar.Please note, however, that I provide links in the side bars to other people's blogs for the convenience of my readers. That is not a personal endorsement on my part of what might be posted on their blogs.Secondly, while I'm not a former Anglican, I do know of many traditional Catholics who were former Anglicans. That road has not been an easy one for them. I know of one former Anglican clergyman, at the time married with two children, who upon entering the Catholic Church refused ordination out of a deep respect for celibacy. However, I also fully realize that in the United States of America a provision has been made for former Anglican clergy, who are ALREADY married, to be ordained in the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican usage. Celibacy may be dispensed by the local bishop, and I am no local bishop. Thus far this provision has not set a precedent for married priests in the United States, and I doubt it will do so in the future, even if it were extended to all former Anglican clergy who are ALREADY married.However, I am also cognizant of sentiments to the contrary in traditional Catholic circles. I invite discussion in the future in regards to this important issue, as it will become very important in the near future with the Holy Father's new Apostolic Constitution, which will no doubt extend the same provision for the whole the Church in regards to former Anglican clergy.It is also essential to understand this in terms of possible unity with the Eastern Orthodox Churches, which also have married clergy. While in regards to former Anglican clergy, the provision will be temporary, unity with the Eastern Orthodox will certainly call for a permanent provision to allow married men to be ordained in the Eastern Churches.This issue isn't going to go away, nor is it something that traditional Catholics need fear as an attack on celibacy or mandatory celibacy in the Latin Church... at least I don't think so, that is.
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Thank you so much for your kind comments.I will most certainly keep you and your efforts in my prayers, and I would very much like to help get the word out on this blog. Please send any information, especially pictures if you have any, to email@example.com . Thanks!
very greatful, will do that over the weekend as i will not be working this Saturday.so i will have time to send you the letters for the fundraising,ehm what else....some pictures....and see how it goes...oh thank you for your positive response, i have been hiting brick walls ever since... may our Lady of perpetual help be for you and your family a source of protection .Amen