Marjorie Dannenfelser is on and while she's doing a great job speaking up against Obamacare, her hair is distracting, and so is her jacket. As a former television producer, I'm wondering what is up with the make-up artist. I would imagine that Marjorie is not a member of Opus Dei. (I say this because often among Opus Dei women there is an effort to be stylish and beautiful in a modest way).
Fr. Christopher Phillips is up next. Anyone else watching but me? Or are none of you multi-taskers?
Okay he's on, and he has said the Apostolic Constitution is a response from the Holy Father to a request not an overture to Anglicans as said in the introduction.
Married priests controversial?
Fr. Chris: Marriage will always be seen as extraordinary.
The Church has a long history of ordaining already married men.
Whoohoo! He mentions the TAC and the Anglican Church in America.
Fr. Chris stresses that the request for an Ordinariate was unanimous but that does not mean that every bishop or every parish or parishioner will rush right in as soon as one is established.
A lot of calls and emails coming in.
Papal infallibility? Answer: The standard of the faith is the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
They will accept all of the Catholic doctrines in a profession of faith, he said.
It is a corporate act, but individuals within that corporate body have to make their own individual expression of faith.
There may be some people who don't want to be part of this. Need a pastoral approach. Anglican bishops being careful about this, pastors of souls and want to do thing in a way that brings people along. Each individual will ultimately be making a profession of faith but it will be done as a group.
Married deacons in the Catholic Church will not be eligible to "go in the back door" to become ordained a priest.
As soon as we have an Ordinary appointed, then the whole thing can take its natural course.
The Pastoral Provision was an experiment. It worked, now the Holy Father is expanding it for the whole world.
What abstinence requirements before Mass? It is not a requirement in the Latin Church. If the Church is allowing a man who is married, presumably the Church is bringing those gifts and that particular life into the priestly ministry.
Difference between high and low church? Simply because someone is high church does not mean he assents to Catholic doctrine.
Okay, it's over. That was quick!
Television is frustrating, no? There is so little time to talk with any depth about anything.
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