fatherangel

sayadanpikiransaya asked:

Dear Father, what do you think about Vatican urged to overturn ban on women priests? The news said: "The international delegates from Ireland, the US, UK and Australia also expressed anger over the Vatican's categorisation of female ordination as a crime on a par with clerical paedophilia". I'm eager to know your opinion, thanks before :) God bless you always.

fatherangel answered:

Hello,

I believe that certain people have an exaggerated view of the role of the Pope and of the Vatican in the transmission of Catholic Faith.

The Pope and the Vatican have no authority whatsoever to alter or change the doctrines of Catholic Faith. 

Rather, it is the role of the Pope and his assistants to faithfully hand on the Catholic Tradition. This is a 2,000 year heritage of faith, good works, teachings, cultures infused with Christianity, different forms of worship, expressions of art and philosophy, coupled with customs, gestures, music and celebrations which are all vehicles or instruments for carrying on this ancient religion, which is the Roman Catholic Church.

It would be a grave error to think that the Pope, and the bishops as well, can vote on Catholic doctrine and alter or overturn those doctrines they are not pleased with, for it is not up to them to invent new Catholic doctrines out of thin air.

In the case of the ordination of women, this is something which was not permitted by Jesus Christ, the Apostles, or the great teachers of the Apostolic Age, when the earliest churches were founded and began to ordain men as deacons, priests, and bishops. 

It is this deposit of doctrine, the teachings of faith and morals, which forms what we call the ancient Tradition, or the Apostolic Tradition. It is useless and insignificant to make appeals to the Pope or the Vatican to dismiss the Apostolic Tradition, to ignore the Tradition, or to attempt to introduce new sacraments of priestly ordination which depart from this Tradition.

This Apostolic Tradition does not belong to the Pope or the Vatican, as their personal possession, to do with as they please. This Tradition belongs to the entire Church, and it must remain united with all the doctrines faithfully handed on by the Catholics of all the past centuries. God bless and take care, Fr. Angel

thanks for the answer, Father Angel :) 

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