Wednesday, September 11, 2019

DID POPE FRANCIS ACTUALLY APPROVE OF DEACONS “SAYING” MASS— I SERIOUSLY DOUBT IT!


This is what the pope said about deacons while in Africa. Those accusing the pope of allowing deacons to celebrate Mass must be promoting a calumny:

From the Deacon’s Bench:

Please, make sure you do not clericalize the laity. Lay faithful are lay faithful. I heard, in my previous Diocese, proposals like this: “My Lord Bishop, I have a wonderful lay person in the parish: he works hard, he organizes everything … should we ordain him a deacon?” Leave him there, don’t ruin his life, let him remain a lay person. And speaking of deacons, deacons often have the temptation of clericalism; they see themselves as presbyters or pseudo-bishops … No! The deacon is the custodian of service in the Church. Please do not keep deacons at the altar: let them do their work outside, in service. If they have to go on a mission to baptize, let them baptize: it’s ok. But in service, let them not be pseudo-priests.

4 comments:

TJM said...

I suspect this is a fake news story - for one, it would violate canon law and secondly undermine the sacerdotal priesthood.

Dan said...

Quote from the link:

"I heard, in my previous Diocese, proposals like this: “My Lord Bishop, I have a wonderful lay person in the parish: he works hard, he organizes everything ... should we ordain him a deacon?”. Leave him there, don’t RUIN his life, let him remain a lay person."

Ordination RUINS lives? There's something wrong with "rigid" Catholics? (really these are those who are sincerely trying to live the Faith) Shepherd 'unafraid' if sheep lose their souls by leaving the flock?

C'mon guys and gals, time to wake up and smell the sulfur!

TJM said...

Francis the Insulter strikes again. Does he know he is making things hard for MT?

Anonymous said...

Hey! That's Savannah priest Msgr Chris Schreck on the back left!

Must be a photo from the Josephinum.