Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ask me no questions | I'll answer them.

To all those people who ask "Why doesn't Pope Benedict get rid of all those mediocre priests and clean up the Church, RIGHT NOW!?!?!?!"

I have an answer.

Wait for it.

Wait for it.


Because that would be stupid.

Why? Because it's a ham-handed approach not sensitive to the subtle nuances of the situation. Un-thought-out. Poor show, poor show!

What are you going to do about the priests who don't teach heresy but are a little unsound or perhaps kinda sentimental and full of fluffy thoughts? Sack 'em? Mrmm... Does canon law allow for that...? Would it be just? Where are you going to find a couple/few hundred thousand orthodox priests to replace the priests you want sacked? Who will confect the Eucharist, hear confessions, or do confirmations in their absence? (What? You don't WANT people to receive the Eucharist!?!)... What about the mass numbers of people who are attached to the priests being sacked? Would more souls be lost if they were sacked or weren't?

Anyways. Comfort yourself with this.

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