Tuesday, June 28, 2016

782 Let the Compassionate Liberal Progressive Pope Francis sacrifice his right of appointment of Bishops in Sovereign countries like India.


Pope Francis, the present and the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, has been in news, showing some progressive approaches, distinct from his predecessors. May be because, he is trying to steer his Church, in tune with the changing world, which today favors gay, lesbian, transgenders. He might have recognised the forthcoming challenges for his Church. Or, he might have been, personally a very liberal person. According to Reuters (Click here to see their report) , he has asked forgiveness from gays, poor, and women for its past treatment towards them.

"...Homosexuals should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally..."

"...I think that the Church not only should apologize ... to a gay person whom it offended but it must also apologize to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by (being forced to) work. It must apologize for having blessed so many weapons. ..."

"...The Church teaches that homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are, and that homosexuals should try to be chaste. ..."

"... Who am I to judge? ..."

"...The questions is: if a person who has that condition, who has good will, and who looks for God, who are we to judge? ..."

FORGIVENESS, NOT JUST APOLOGY

" ... We Christians have to apologize for so many things, not just for this (treatment of gays), but we must ask for forgiveness, not just apologize! Forgiveness! Lord, it is a word we forget so often! ..."

"...There are traditions in some countries, some cultures, that have a different mentality about this question (homosexuals) and there are some (gay) demonstrations that are too offensive for some ...".

"...Those were not grounds for discrimination or marginalization of gays. ..."


ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.



So far so good. But still, the Pope may have to clarify why homosexual tendencies are not sinful but homosexual acts are, and why homosexuals should try to be chaste? Are homosexuals, in Pope's view unchaste? Pope ought to have probably said: "Who am I to judge, what is sinful, and what is not sinful, and which acts are chaste and which acts are not chaste?"

If at all there were to be any objections to gay acts, they have to come from 1) medical grounds 2) criminal social behavior grounds.

MEDICAL GROUNDS


Medical grounds may relate to the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases spreading when homosexual intercourses are performed in anuses instead of the normal vulvae. This tightening or liberalisations, the Pope ought to have left out to the Medical Experts.

CRIMINAL SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL GROUNDS


Criminal social behavior grounds may relate to: SOME homosexually oriented persons resorting to misrepresentations, frauds, physical coercions, using undue influences and dominative approaches to attract partners into intercourses. This area could also have been left out to the legal experts. For their aid, some suggestions such as some transparent methods of communications while inviting partners, some behavioral codes, some dress codes, some conversational codes, cohabitational methods, could have been suggested.

The terms "sinful" and "chaste/unchaste" are too vague to define.

TAILPIECE धूमकेतु తోకచుక్క



Pope Francis on Saturday appointed a new bishop for the diocese of Guntur in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh state. Father Bhagyaiah ‎Chinnabathini, a parish priest from the diocese of Nalgonda, in the neighboring state of Telangana, is the new bishop of Guntur. The 60-yeaer old priest takes over from Bishop Gali Bali, who has retired.

For those who wish to read this news report, here is a link: Click here to go to ucanindia.in and study the report of appointment of New Bishop Rev. Bhagyaiah Chinnabathini.

ybrao-a-donkey's humble comments. वैबीराव एक गधे के विनम्र राय . వైబీరావ్ గాడిద వినమ్ర వాణి. You have every right to differ with me. I respect your right. आपको मेरे मत से भिन्न राय रखने के संपूर्ण हक है। मै उस अधिकार को परिपूर्ण रूप से गौरव देता हुँ. మీకు, మీ భిన్నమైన అభిప్రాయాన్ని కలిగిఉండే సంపూర్ణ హక్కు ఉంది. దానిని ఎంతో నేను గౌరవిస్తాను. However, pl. examine this donkey's views also. परन्तु एस गधे के दृष्टिकोण को भी अनुशीलन कीजिये. కానీ ఈ గాడిద దృష్టికోణాన్ని కూడ ఓర చూపుతో కంటజూడుమీ, క్రీగంట జూడమీ.



Well, it is the internal affair of Indian Roman Catholicism, whom to appoint and whom not to appoint as Bishops, their eligibilities etc. etc.

I can only add one thing. Our Pope Francis is so liberal. Why should he retain himself the prerogative or the right of appointment of Bishops in far off countries like India, and places like Guntur? This could have been decentralised to some Arch Bishop or Cardinal in the Delhi Headquarters of Roman Catholicism in India. Or alternatively, the Diocese of Guntur Society members, could have themselves elected their Bishop through a secret ballot, supervised by Arch Bishop's / Cardinal's representatives from Delhi.

India is a sovereign country. Indians are free citizens, irrespective of their religions. Why should, approx. 1000 Bishops in India be appointed by means of decrees from Rome? Let our compassionate Pope Francis ponder over, and decide. If he liberalises, his work burden will also get reduced. Rev. Pope! Kindly rethink.

To continue. सशेष. ఇంకా ఉంది.

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