Thursday, March 12, 2009

Potential Shake-Up in American Roman Catholicism

I found interesting this news report (link) regarding a plea to the pope to do something about the fact that much of American Roman Catholicism disregards key doctrines of Catholicism.

Most interesting line to me: "Vatican officials were presented with irrefutable evidence that a majority of U.S. bishops refuse to uphold key teachings of the Church."

I wonder what the Vatican's answer will be!

-TurretinFan

3 comments:

Kelly said...

No offense, but this story is a non-story. The Vatican doesn't take their information from Operation-Rescue regarding the orthodoxy of her bishops. The irrefutable evidence is probably a photograph of some bishop giving communion to a politician that doesn't defend the dignity of unborn life...

Key doctrines of Catholicism? :)
Irrefutable evidence? :)

Turretinfan said...

The dignity of human life is not a key doctrine of Catholicism?

Photographs of a bishop giving communion to a nototious pro-death politician would be refutable?

Or do you mean it is a non-story in the sense that the Vatican will continue to turn a blind eye to these things ...

Kelly said...

I think you misunderstood me.
The dignity of the human person is a most important matter. However what is at issue is how Operation Rescue would like to see politicians dealt with, and not whether Bishops are maintaining the teaching on the dignity of human life...
Perhaps that clarifies things.