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THE MORRIS CASE HIGHLIGHTS what is the most serious fault line dividing the worldwide Catholic Church today: the tension between Rome's insistence on doctrine and discipline, and the pastoral concerns at the periphery.
has signalled it unwillingness to address the problems he
was raising in his
2006 Advent pastoral letter.
The outgoing chairman of Australia's National Council of Priests, Father Ian McGinnity, says he has "no evidentiary proof" of a high rate of knock-backs, but that many senior priests would find it difficult to take up a position as bishop when it involves "seemingly being a branch manager for Rome with little input into decisions being made centrally, as well as dealing with the remnant of abuse cases still affecting Church morale."
Ian McGinnity says the National Council of Priests concurs with the opinions of Bill Carter QC and Father Ian Waters that Bishop Morris was denied natural justice and due process:
The chairman of the National Council ...
The chairman of the National Council of Priests of Australia, Father Ian McGinnity, said hundreds of its 1600 members were "pretty steamed up" at the Vatican's lack of consultation but most had not yet decided how to respond.
At least a dozen had indicated they would not use the new English translation, he said. 'We're also very concerned that the language, the idiom, might perhaps estrange more Catholics from participation in the Eucharist,' he said.
Asked what sanctions a local bishop could apply to defiant priests, Father McGinnity said: "I really don't know.
The Swag » NCP Committee & Contacts
Chairman: Ian McGinnity
PO Box 267,
Quakers Hill NSW 2763
Ph: (02) 9626 3326
Fax: (02) 9626 1613
The Swag » 2011 » October
NCP Committee Member Bill Burt SVD reflects upon the contribution of Ian McGinnity who will conclude his term as NCP Chairman at the end of 2011.
The risen Christ in the changing face of the priesthood
Fr Ian McGinnity, Chairman of the National Council Priests of Australia (NCP) and Parish Priest of Mary Immaculate Parish, Quakers Hill, said that this would be a time to reflect on the ministerial priesthood today and its role into the future within the Australian context.