Roman Catholic Cardinals Gather in Rome to Debate Church Teachings

pope320Cardinals from around the world gathered in Rome for a series of high-level meetings with Pope Francis. Early in the week, a special committee discussed possible reforms of the Vatican bureaucracy. Then the full group took up preparations for a key October meeting that will focus on family issues, including controversial topics such as contraception and ministry to divorced Catholics who remarry. Also on this week’s agenda: the installation of 19 new cardinals, including many from the developing world.

  • John Stample

    But, will they change so many of their teachings that go against the norm of what should be? Birth control is not too often used by Catholics, so why expound on it? Those who do not use it usually are so poor, it is unfair to the whole family.
    They also need to give priests the right to marry. This is not from the Bible. Only Paul said that true believers should not marry. And, he was-to say the least-different. The church did not want priests to marry so that if there was any wealth, it would go to the church and not to the priests’ families. Drop this ridiculous idea.
    I guess I do not understand how the church can be so very wealthy and yet have so many poor members. The wealth should be shared by all.

  • John Stample

    But, will they change so many of their teachings that go against the norm of what should be? Birth control is not too often used by Catholics, so why expound on it? Those who do not use it usually are so poor, it is unfair to the whole family.
    They also need to give priests the right to marry. This is not from the Bible. Only Paul said that true believers should not marry. And, he was-to say the least-different. The church did not want priests to marry so that if there was any wealth, it would go to the church and not to the priests’ families. Drop this ridiculous idea.
    I guess I do not understand how the church can be so very wealthy and yet have so many poor members. The wealth should be shared by all.

  • John Stample

    But, will they change so many of their teachings that go against the norm of what should be? Birth control is not too often used by Catholics, so why expound on it? Those who do not use it usually are so poor, it is unfair to the whole family.
    They also need to give priests the right to marry. This is not from the Bible. Only Paul said that true believers should not marry. And, he was-to say the least-different. The church did not want priests to marry so that if there was any wealth, it would go to the church and not to the priests’ families. Drop this ridiculous idea.
    I guess I do not understand how the church can be so very wealthy and yet have so many poor members. The wealth should be shared by all.

  • John Stample

    But, will they change so many of their teachings that go against the norm of what should be? Birth control is not too often used by Catholics, so why expound on it? Those who do not use it usually are so poor, it is unfair to the whole family.
    They also need to give priests the right to marry. This is not from the Bible. Only Paul said that true believers should not marry. And, he was-to say the least-different. The church did not want priests to marry so that if there was any wealth, it would go to the church and not to the priests’ families. Drop this ridiculous idea.
    I guess I do not understand how the church can be so very wealthy and yet have so many poor members. The wealth should be shared by all.