Wednesday, 17 October 2012


An article appeared in the Antigua Observer newspaper on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. Bishop Ken Ricards of Antigua made a public statement saying that the Catholic Church is not Outdated. It is an interesting arguement. Is it, or isn't it outdated?

St. John’s Antigua- The head of the Roman Catholic Church here has responded to criticisms from within that the church is 200 years behind time. Bishop Ken Ricards says morality is something the church cannot be flexible on.

In an interview just before he died in late August Italian Cardinal Carlo Martini criticized the church for its stance on divorce, Its tradition of not allowing female clergy members and other long standing traditions.

But Bishop Ricahards says the church’s’ consistency doesn’t make it out dated. Catholic Bishop Ken Richars The Catholic Church still does not support divorce. Priests must take a vow of chastity and only men can be priests.

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