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[-] Zombiepirate 57 points 7 months ago

The Vatican teaches that homosexuals must be treated with dignity and respect but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.”

Isn't it weird how Catholic "radical inclusion" is wildly insulting and still less inclusive than secular society?

[-] Dremor 44 points 7 months ago

Love thy neighbor. Except this one. And this one. And those over there. And so on.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

No, no. Love them, but look down on them like the sinner that they are.

[-] captainlezbian 25 points 7 months ago

They’re acting like the schism isn’t already guaranteed. A not insignificant portion of Catholics look to the episcopal church as leaders on issues like lgbt treatment and women’s leadership. Meanwhile another not insignificant portion of Catholics look to the medieval church as a role model on such issues and have issues with Catholic stances on things like the death penalty, global poverty, and the environment.

The fact is that the liberation theologists, Catholic workers, and other branches of the Catholic left are just not following the same religion as groups like the Catholics who control the American Supreme Court, the neofrancoists, and those who still say mass in Latin. And stuck in the middle are folks like Joe Biden, many Jesuits, and pope Francis who understand that the Catholic Church has a lot of value in its stability but does need to change to reflect the times and isn’t in a stable position.

The schism is all but official. The question is which side gets to keep the pope, how many pieces are left, and how radical each is.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 7 months ago

Anecdotal but all of the Catholics I know have either converted to the episcopal church or they just never go to mass or talk about it but say they’re catholic so grandma doesn’t get sad. You go to mass, and there are no young people whatsoever. I don’t have hard data to back this up but it seems like the Catholic Church in the US could just collapse before a significant schism reaches us.

[-] captainlezbian 4 points 7 months ago

Oh full agreement, I’m ex Catholic myself (pagan now but it wasn’t a direct conversion). And yeah that’s what Francis was for and what he’s trying to do. There are still young Catholics and I’d break them into two groups: religiously inclined people who like theological rigor or ritual and were probably raised Catholic, and those who find value in regressive traditionalism. The former tend to convert to something like episcopalianism if their values drive them from the church. The latter on the other hand drive more people from regular Catholic attendance

[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago

The question is which side gets to keep the pope,

I propose King Solomon's solution.

[-] captainlezbian 4 points 7 months ago

You jest, but I do think that violence and papal assassination are absolutely on the table here. I suspect we’re going to enter a second warring popes period or simply have a tense situation where both sides claim to hold a pope. Most likely Francis will fall left or liberal. Benedict just died otherwise I could see him providing legitimacy to the conservatives. But enough cardinals will probably split to pick a new pope.

If the conservatives get the Vatican it’ll probably be through Italian intervention and I would suspect that the liberals/left leaning will set up in France, South America, Ireland, or attempt to bargain for a square mile or so of Jerusalem.

If the liberals/left get the Vatican it’ll likely be thanks to pope Francis and I suspect the conservatives will set up in the United States, elsewhere in Italy, Spain, or attempt to get a small portion of Jerusalem.

There’s also a chance both are theologically stubborn enough to insist that their bishop of Rome is their leader and thus they either split the Vatican or attempt to get more of Rome.

[-] 5BC2E7 21 points 7 months ago

I thought they claimed the pope is infallible so how can they challenge him?

[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

Some people are nuts, if Jesus came down and told them to help the poor foreigners. They'd challenge his interpretation of tbe Bible im sure:C

[-] 5BC2E7 3 points 7 months ago

I'm sure they would censor him for missinformation since his message would be detrimental to economic growth.

[-] joel_feila 10 points 7 months ago

by the old and trusted "Screw you and your church. I'll go make my own own but with straight people and alter boys"

[-] [email protected] 7 points 7 months ago

Only in special circumstances of speaking "ex cathedra"


[-] surewhynotlem 5 points 7 months ago

Because they know it's all a lie?

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[-] nrzzrn 12 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

NB: The current title of the article is :

Pope suggests blessings for same-sex unions possible in response to 5 conservative cardinals

[-] Geert 9 points 7 months ago

Changed the title. Long live Lemmy, it's not perfect but at least we can do this haha

[-] nrzzrn 4 points 7 months ago


Indeed, death to Reddit, long live Lemmy! 😛 It’s gotten really awesome for a decentralised volunteer run & donations based system. 👏👏👏

[-] muntedcrocodile 4 points 7 months ago

Will be interesting to watch the discussion to this in the comments. Especially as an atheist.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:

It calls for a “radical inclusion” of LGBTQ+ Catholics and others who have been marginalized by the church, and for new accountability measures to check how bishops exercise their authority to prevent abuses.

The cardinals are among those who have issued such warnings, and their questions to Francis asked him to affirm Catholic doctrine lest the synod undue the church’s traditional teaching.

In particular, they asked Francis to affirm that the church cannot bless same-sex couples, and that any sexual act outside marriage between man and woman is a grave sin.

The signatories were some of Francis’ most vocal critics, all of them retired and of the more doctrinaire generation of cardinals appointed by St. John Paul II or Pope Benedict XVI.

Brandmueller and Burke were among four signatories of a previous round of “dubia” to Francis in 2016 following his controversial opening to letting divorced and civilly remarried couples receive Communion.

The cardinals didn’t publish his reply, but they apparently found it so unsatisfactory that they reformulated their five questions, submitted them to him again and asked him to simply respond with a yes or no.

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[-] killeronthecorner 16 points 7 months ago

This is a bad summary. It is the meeting agenda that is calling for the radical inclusion of LGBTQ+ members, and a group of five conservative cardinals who are fighting against this inclusion.

You can just about extract this meaning from the text. Admittedly the grammar and structure of the article could use some work.

[-] socialmedia 9 points 7 months ago

Isn't the Pope's word unchallengeable according to Catholic doctrine? I might be naive about this, but it seems like these cardinals could face ex-comunication for insubordination? If that doesn't happen wouldn't this public challenge weaken his power?

I guess maybe that is the point for these cardinals, but maybe they're cutting off their nose to spite their faces.

[-] FlyingSquid 21 points 7 months ago

The Pope is only infallible under certain conditions. That anything he declares is infallible is a misunderstanding. Not a surprising one since Catholicism is stupid and complicated and full of magical mumbo-jumbo bullshit.

[-] killeronthecorner 4 points 7 months ago

The Catholic church exists to control, undermine, bully, abuse and extract money from their members.

If the pope threatens those endeavors he is very likely to find himself no longer the pope. The rules will bend to the values because the values dictate the culture. The Jesus and love parts are just for decoration.

[-] joel_feila 1 points 7 months ago

pope infallibility is like the supreme court. The is right until another pope is says otherwise. And yes the catholic church can excommunicate them, and they have for similar issues.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 7 months ago

This just in: Easter bunny says same sex unions can also receive blessings

[-] atk007 1 points 7 months ago

Do gay people really care about being blessed by the Pope? Pedos I can imagine might have some affinity towards the Catholic church, but gays, Nah.

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