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Eugene

(62,036 posts)
Mon Oct 2, 2023, 10:12 AM Oct 2023

5 conservative cardinals challenge pope to affirm church teaching on gays and women ahead of meeting

Source: Associated Press

5 conservative cardinals challenge pope to affirm church teaching on gays and women ahead of meeting

BY NICOLE WINFIELD
Updated 2:32 AM EDT, October 2, 2023

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five conservative cardinals from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas have challenged Pope Francis to affirm Catholic teaching on homosexuality and female ordination ahead of a big Vatican meeting where such hot-button issues are up for debate.

The cardinals on Monday published five questions they submitted to Francis, known as “dubia,” as well as an open letter to the Catholic faithful in which they outlined their concerns.

The cardinals said they felt duty-bound to inform the faithful “so that you may not be subject to confusion, error, and discouragement.”

The letter and questions were first published on the blogs of veteran Vatican reporter Sandro Magister and Messa in Latino two days before the start of a major three-week synod, or meeting, at the Vatican. More than 450 bishops and laypeople are gathering behind closed doors to discuss the future of the Catholic Church following a two-year canvassing of rank-and-file Catholics around the globe.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/vatican-conservatives-synod-lgbtq-5c6e33d4d45aea1b0b5553d3acc799e1

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5 conservative cardinals challenge pope to affirm church teaching on gays and women ahead of meeting (Original Post) Eugene Oct 2023 OP
I expect a Vatican III soon in order walkingman Oct 2023 #1
Don't hide your light.... light or energy has no genitalia. Our light can't be male dominant because Karadeniz Oct 2023 #2

walkingman

(7,794 posts)
1. I expect a Vatican III soon in order
Mon Oct 2, 2023, 10:17 AM
Oct 2023

for the Church to stay relevant. A lot of people, including myself, think a lot of this is "flat earth" stuff.

Karadeniz

(22,667 posts)
2. Don't hide your light.... light or energy has no genitalia. Our light can't be male dominant because
Mon Oct 2, 2023, 12:56 PM
Oct 2023

it has no masculinity. Being trans or gay has no meaning to the light. It would be helpful if the Church understood the complete picture of Jesus's teachings.

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