"Father Roberto Francisco Daniel can no longer celebrate the divine rite because he has been excommunicated," a statement from the Bauru diocese in Sao Paulo state said. [the full statement courtesy of Google Translate is available below.]
The 48-year-old priest, who renounced his church duties over the weekend, was accused of "heresy" and "schism" by the church hierarchy in the world's biggest Catholic country, which will welcome Pope Francis in late July during a major youth festival in Rio de Janeiro. [And Rappler did not mention them.]
"Father Beto," as his parishioners call him, announced on social networks that he was giving up the priesthood, urging the Church to modify its views on homosexuality and bisexuality to adapt to "new realities."
"We should simply be considered as gendered beings and not as homosexuals or bisexuals since love can spring at all these levels," the priest said in a video posted on YouTube. [Wah? What did he say?]
"For me it has become impossible to live the Gospel in an institution where freedom of thought and freedom of expression are not respected," he said in an online message. - Rappler.com
[Freedom of thought? That is what he calls heresy and public dissent.]
This is the Google Translate of the Decree of Excommunication, which, due to Rappler's Excellent Journalism, MISERABLY FAILED TO MENTION in the article.
Notice to the people of God of the Diocese of Bauru
It is public knowledge the statements and attitudes of Rev. Fr Roberto Francisco Daniel, in the name of "freedom of expression" betrayed the oath of allegiance to the Church to which he swore to serve on the day of their priestly ordination. These actions provoked strong offense and wounded ecclesial communion. His attitude is inconsistent with the obligations of the priestly state he should love, for it was he who requested the Grace Church Ordination. The Diocesan Bishop with patience and charity pastor, has been trying for long dialogue to overcome and solve so brotherly and Christian this situation. Exhausted all initiatives and in view of the good of the People of God, the Bishop convened a Diocesan Priest canonist Criminal Canon Law expert, naming him as investigating judge to address this issue and apply the "Law of the Church" , as Fr Roberto Francisco Daniel refuses any dialogue and collaboration.
Even so, the judge tried one last time a dialogue with that priest who reacted aggressively, the Diocesan Curia in which he refused any dialogue . This attempt took place in the presence of five (05) members of the Council of Priests.
That priest wounded the Church with their considered serious statements against the dogmas of the Catholic Faith, against morality and the deliberate refusal to obey your pastor (this obedience promised that the day of his ordination), incurring thus the most serious offense of heresy and schism whose punishment prescribed in canon 1364, paragraph one of the Code of Canon Law excommunication is attached to these offenses. serious this worth the said priest willingly incurred as a result of their actions.
The Church of Bauru patient when Mother was demonstrated on several occasions, called fraternal dialogue to overcome this situation he created. No Catholic, much less a priest can avail of the "right to freedom of expression" to attack Faith, in which he was baptized.
One of the obligations of the diocesan Bishop is to defend the Faith, Doctrine and Discipline of the Church and therefore communicate that Father Francisco Roberto Daniel can no longer enter into any act of divine worship (sacraments and sacramentals, or to receive the Holy Eucharist ) , it is excommunicated . Since that decision, the investigating judge shall initiate the procedure for dismissal from the clerical state to send to Rome prosecution for his "dismissal of the clerical state" .
With this statement, the Diocese of Bauru understand putting "an end" this painful history .
Let us pray that our Patron Holy Spirit, "which leads us," enlighten Fr Roberto Francisco Daniel to have the courage of humility to recognize that it is not the owner of the truth and be reconciled to the Church, which is "Mother and Teacher. "
Bauru, April 29, 2013.
By special order of the Bishop Diocesan representatives sign the Diocesan Council of Priests.
In fairness to "Fr." Beto, he is not like liberal priests in the Philippines who hide in their theology schools to spread their filth and yet chicken out when confronted, in a very rare occasion by some bishops who had the episcopal spine, to do so.
On second thought, what Filipino liberals and modernists are doing right now, hiding in the dark to spread their filth is exactly how they spread Modernism throughout the world.
In a Reuters report about the incident, Beto said in one of his YouTube vidoes that a married person who chose to have an an extra marital affair, heterosexual or otherwise, ugh! would not be unfaithful as long as his or her spouse allowed it! "If someone is in an extramarital relationship and that relationship is accepted by the spouse, then faithfulness still exists there," Da hell!!!
In an interview translated again by Google Translate, he said that "I'm a theologian and my intention is to develop a theological argument for the analysis of the texts of the Bible is no longer used for discrimination and unhappiness of people. Today, sexual diversity exists and there are many texts in the Bible that we can no longer consider the words of God." If that ain't heretical, what is?
Now that he is excommunicated he plans to "continue my life in integrity, transparency. Would not void as a person. I will continue teaching, exercising my teaching, practicing reflection as a theologian."
Well, this is how he lives his life before excommunicaiton and probably how he'll live his life now that he is excommunicated....life of integrity.
For all I care, I think he is the one lacking in integrity or maybe too repressed he just can't take it anymore, no?
Probably, Beto forgot or did not even read what the Church actually teaches about homosexuality...
Chastity and homosexuality
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
And that all he wants is to ride the tide even if the tide. Truth never changes. And it does not compromise.
As for Rappler...
Still ONLINE SMUT.
Never checks the issue behind the news.
Angles it as if the whole drama with beer guzzling Beto is about his defense of homosexuals, and pitchfork wielding, octogenarian bishops tie him up and burn him at the stakes....Boohoo!!!