posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 07:03 AM
If a liberal cardinal is forced to resign (don't know the allegations it might be just the right thing to do), what to say about the remaining
conservative cardinals in the conclave? Petrus Romanus will be conservative! Forget about any major change in the biggest church! I am more afraid of
that perspective, than if someone of the clergy had gay sex (not with children!!!) The danger of non-changing church on key issues that touch the very
essence of everyday life of millions Catholics is very real.
One may say the Orthodox churches with all their ancient traditions are way more liberal, allowing several marriages (when needed), and silently
allowing things like condoms. Russian Patriarch recently met with the leader of the Russian gay association, although officially that is a taboo.
Unofficially the Orthodox churches and societies appear to be much more relaxed on the key sexual issues that rock today the Catholic church. May be
the married priests with families play a role too.
I am sorry to hear that card. Brien will not vote although he has the right to vote, as Mahony has.