Bishops Use Coronavirus to Get Rid of Penance

Metuchen Bishop James Checchio, USA, suspended meatless Fridays during Lent because of “many other sacrifices that we are suddenly experiencing.” Boston Cardinal O’Malley and Charlestown Bishop Gugli…
SHJ-IHM
Is Baptism still necessary? I'm just trying to keep up.
Jim Dorchak
Well the established church no longer exists because it has marginalized itself. So who knows.
De Profundis
Remember
BrotherBeowulf
The pestilence plaguing the Church and the world NOW is not primarily or most dangerously corona-19, but rather it is gay bishops like Checchio, his primate Tobin, the gay coven around them, their confreres here in the U. S. and abroad--known collectively and deservedly as the clerical Homosexual Network Strangling the Church--and their chief: Antipope Francis.
Ultraviolet
Francis isn't an anti-pope. Just because you don't like the guy (and I don't like him either) doesn't mean the term "anti-pope" applies. He's the real-deal and may God help the Church because of that.
Joseph a' Christian
UltraViolet, no where in Brother Beowulf’s statement, does he say Francis is not pope because he is not liked. You are guilty of slander and adding to the confusion of these very difficult days. You are an obstacle to the faithful, to the truth, to Christ.
Ultraviolet
If you want to get picky about it @Joseph a' Christian Brother Beowulf doesn't provide any reasons for using the term "antipope". He just uses it the way many ignorant people on GTV use it. Further, I would thank you not to make an accusation of "slander", absent supporting proof. Such unsupported claims seem to be a habit among GTV's ignorant, don't they? ;-) Since I have not accused Brother…More
If you want to get picky about it @Joseph a' Christian Brother Beowulf doesn't provide any reasons for using the term "antipope". He just uses it the way many ignorant people on GTV use it. Further, I would thank you not to make an accusation of "slander", absent supporting proof. Such unsupported claims seem to be a habit among GTV's ignorant, don't they? ;-) Since I have not accused Brother Beowulf of any wrong-doing, your claim has no merit.

See? This is what happens when you start playing forum lawyer with no better education in the field than watching re-runs of "Judge Judy" "L.A. Law" and "The People's Court". :P

The most a person could argue is that I have made an incorrect attribution regarding Brother Beowulf's motive for using the term "antipope". But that in itself is not false accusation of wrong-doing -which the charge of slander entails.

There's one major problem with a such hypothetical argument (i.e. incorrectly attribution of motive): It's wrong. Dislike is indeed the primary motive for the accusation "antipope". The moment Benedict XVI resigned, he left the door open for anyone with a gripe against his successor to start yelling "antipope".

Granted, Pope Francis gives traditionalist Catholics plenty of reason to dislike him. His policies stink. But that doesn't change their motivation.

If, by contrast, Pope Francis were a traditionalist and busy rolling back sixty years of Vatican II, it would be the modernists who'd be screaming "antipope" at him for the identical reason: i.e. they don't like a "radical" pope at odds with their world-view.
Jim Dorchak
The true hardships the people have are these bishops.
BrotherBeowulf
True that.
Jim Dorchak
Googly guy in Charleston used to be my bISHOP. Lacking in the Holy Graces is the best description there for sure. A true company man.
Ultraviolet
Why should they bother? Novus Ordo penances are already super easy. Darn, those chops look tasty. Nothing encourages a Catholic to fast like close-ups of food-porn on GTV. Temptations to the sin of gluttony. nom-nom-nom... :D
rhemes1582
Catholics eat meat on Friday?
BrotherBeowulf
Nope. No true Catholic would pay attention to a poof like Checchio.
Ultraviolet
...depends on how you define "meat" and your age. @rhemes1582
www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_P4O.HTM

If you want to get precise, it isn't -just- "meat" but also meal size. "a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. "

www.usccb.org/…/catholic-inform…

'course that one "full meal" turns into a veritable spectacl…More
...depends on how you define "meat" and your age. @rhemes1582
www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_P4O.HTM

If you want to get precise, it isn't -just- "meat" but also meal size. "a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. "

www.usccb.org/…/catholic-inform…

'course that one "full meal" turns into a veritable spectacle of gluttony at those parish "Fish Fry" events when there's loads of delicious fried fish, crab cakes, lobster rolls,and side dishes of french fries, mashed potatoes, potato salads, pierogies, samosas, and the desert table is loaded with scrumptuous home-made cakes and pies and pastries and cookies and... and... and... :D

Don't even get me started at the epic yumminess that appears when Asian parishioners start bringing in the good stuff at a potl-luck... egg rolls, and crab rangoon and teriyaki shrimp, various kinds of sushi and that's just for appetizers...