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« on: January 24, 2013, 09:39:49 AM »

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For 20 years, Cornelius had been an Episcopal priest, but left the church two years ago...although he feels in a greater sense that the church left him.
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Changing churches is nothing new to Cornelius, who before becoming an Episcopal priest had also practiced many other faiths.

"I started out as a fundamentalist Baptist. We were so conservative we thought the Southern Baptists would be going to hell," he laughed. "I've been a Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist...messed around with Bahá'í, [Hare Krishna]...I was almost an Anarchist in college...so it's been a search, and it's really been a search for order."

He is also confident that search will end with Catholicism.

When asked if someone like himself, who has practiced so many faiths, might not be expected to move on to yet another, he replied, "No, because I do not believe the Roman Catholic Church will change that much...and if it does, by then I'll be dead and gone to whatever reward I get. Let's face it, in the Roman Catholic Church it takes 200 years to change a light bulb."
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 09:46:34 AM »

Next step: Orthodoxy?

One can hope.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:55:57 AM »

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No, because I do not believe the Roman Catholic Church will change that much...and if it does, by then I'll be dead and gone to whatever reward I get
Im sure RC's around say, 1961 said the same thing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 10:37:47 AM »


So, why is the Pope encouraging former married Episcopal priests to enter the RC priesthood...to the point of allowing them to skip the celibacy clause? 

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 10:42:17 AM »


So, why is the Pope encouraging former married Episcopal priests to enter the RC priesthood...to the point of allowing them to skip the celibacy clause? 
Something I asked when I learned about Eastern Catholics.....
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 10:46:58 AM »


So, why is the Pope encouraging former married Episcopal priests to enter the RC priesthood...to the point of allowing them to skip the celibacy clause? 
Interestingly, this particular priest and his wife both have agreed that they will be celibate.
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 11:02:42 AM »


Yeah, I saw that....that's great for them....however, the Pope stated they don't have to be.

Is there a shortage of RC priests, that they are specifically targeting those who left the Episcopalian Church?
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 11:25:36 AM »


So, why is the Pope encouraging former married Episcopal priests to enter the RC priesthood...to the point of allowing them to skip the celibacy clause? 
Interestingly, this particular priest and his wife both have agreed that they will be celibate.
Oh, what a set up for success  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 11:25:46 AM »

Umm ... yes, there IS a shortage of RCC priests.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 11:26:34 AM »

Is there a shortage of RC priests....?
In the U.S., Yep.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 12:15:59 PM »

Is there a shortage of RC priests....?
In the U.S., Yep.
Yeah, four of the five Catholic priests where I live are imports from overseas.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 12:20:58 PM »

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For 20 years, Cornelius had been an Episcopal priest, but left the church two years ago...although he feels in a greater sense that the church left him.
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Changing churches is nothing new to Cornelius, who before becoming an Episcopal priest had also practiced many other faiths.

"I started out as a fundamentalist Baptist. We were so conservative we thought the Southern Baptists would be going to hell," he laughed. "I've been a Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist...messed around with Bahá'í, [Hare Krishna]...I was almost an Anarchist in college...so it's been a search, and it's really been a search for order."

He is also confident that search will end with Catholicism.

When asked if someone like himself, who has practiced so many faiths, might not be expected to move on to yet another, he replied, "No, because I do not believe the Roman Catholic Church will change that much...and if it does, by then I'll be dead and gone to whatever reward I get. Let's face it, in the Roman Catholic Church it takes 200 years to change a light bulb."
Next step: Orthodoxy?
It appears he's a part of the Anglican Ordinariate, so who knows?

But my experience with those folks is that they're more papist than the pope.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 02:02:59 PM »


So, why is the Pope encouraging former married Episcopal priests to enter the RC priesthood...to the point of allowing them to skip the celibacy clause? 
Interestingly, this particular priest and his wife both have agreed that they will be celibate.
Oh, what a set up for success  Roll Eyes

It's sometimes a case of easier done than said...
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 02:51:53 PM »

"This is Talk Of The Nation. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. It's now more than 10 years since the Boston Globe first broke the news that the archdiocese there covered up for priests who sexually abused children. Just this week, similar reports erupted in Los Angeles after lawyers for the church lost a long battle to keep tens of thousands of damning documents secret.

The long series of scandals has contributed to another problem for the Catholic Church: a shortage of priests. According to one survey, the number of priests in the United States has declined from 58,000 in 1965 to 39,000 in 2011. And amid this crisis, who might decide to enter the priesthood and why?"
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