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Wisconsin bishop enforces ban on washing feet of women on Holy Thursday
The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 30, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra

Posted on 03/31/2014 4:43:43 AM PDT by NYer

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1 posted on 03/31/2014 4:43:43 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 03/31/2014 4:44:15 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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Problem though is that, with few exceptions such as this, it will be hardly enforced and with what Pope Francis did last year, it could very well be rendered impossible.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 4:56:14 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: NYer

PS: Congrats to the WI me going to the Final Four!


4 posted on 03/31/2014 4:57:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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Heterosexual priests cannot be washing womwns feet.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 5:10:37 AM PDT by stanne
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I cannot believe any priest would be tortured with burning concupiscence upon tactile contact with my calloused heels.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 5:19:21 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: NYer

IMHO,
the whole foot washing thing has gotten so out of hand some places, it’s a distraction from the Maundy Thursday Mass.
This one Parish, I have reluctantly attended goes through the entire Church with buckets to wash anyone who wants their feet washed. It takes longer than Communion.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 5:40:45 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Same here. Happy to be able to walk still with my feet. Right now snowing in my area of the woods. Will spring ever come?!


8 posted on 03/31/2014 5:51:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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We came within seconds of having three Big Ten teams in the final four.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 5:54:25 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: NYer
The Pope has effectively hung this bishop out to dry. Those disagreeing with this decision could rightfully say...."But last year the Pope.......etc, etc"

And Morlino's response to such a protest would be what?

"The Pope was wrong to do such a thing"?? "I don't pay attention to what the Pope does"??

There is no reasonable response which does not either denigrate the Pope or imply that he may be ignored.

How does a bishop actually feel when he sees the Pope acting contrary to the bishop's own guidelines?

10 posted on 03/31/2014 5:59:57 AM PDT by marshmallow
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You got it.

It must be hard today for the folks in MI to deal with two MI teams going down in one day’s time.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 6:01:40 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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That Bishop is simply in a no-win situation, that is all.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 6:04:22 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

All due respect, and lack of grooming aside, we always like to err on the side of caution and remember that priests are men.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT by stanne
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And perhaps a little lonely too, no?

He must know that the Pope does not have his back on this one. That's a sad situation for a bishop who loves and honors the tradition of the Church.

14 posted on 03/31/2014 6:17:56 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: NYer

God bless Bishop Robert Morlino!


15 posted on 03/31/2014 6:20:39 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Morlino is following Scripture. May other Bishops follow suit.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 6:22:18 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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I cannot believe any priest would be tortured with burning concupiscence upon tactile contact with my calloused heels.

LOL. I doubt that ANY priest would have ANY feelings beyond what is normal. The seminaries screen better these days--after the debacle of the "sex and altar boys" scandal some years ago.

17 posted on 03/31/2014 6:24:08 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: NYer
Great graphic.

Washing of the feet.
What is sad, REALLY sad, is the WOMEN complaining about the maleness of the feet washing.
Our parish did both genders of feet washing for years. Now, it does neither.

WHY would I care? The rituals established by Jesus are JUST FINE BY ME.

18 posted on 03/31/2014 6:27:25 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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That is why we pray for our priests.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 6:28:05 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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That Bishop is simply in a no-win situation, that is all.

So, in the end he must do what HIS boss says he must do.
I'm sure the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has an answer for him.

20 posted on 03/31/2014 6:30:04 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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