REGINA M. you are well versed on whats going on in your church.<quoted text>
As far as drinking goes, yes, he is. He's not a puppet. If he doesn't cooperate with the help God provides for him, he's sunk.
God doesn't grow back the leg of an amputee. He does, however, provide a prothesis and physical therapists to teach the person to walk again. If they refuse the help, they're wheel-chair bound for life.
Now maybe he drank to self-medicate and has overcome his emotional/mental problems to the degree that he no longer desires to drink. But what if a tragedy occurs in his life and he falls into despair again? Or maybe God performed a miracle and removed the alcoholism from his body. Do you really want to be responsible for his finding out? Stop enabling him. You're thwarting God's work.
What is your opinion of the VERY FAST FORMING priest associations in several countries including the AUSCP in the USA?
Priests who want reform in the church. Who support the nuns in america, who want celebacy optional, who want fair and equal rights for divorced catholics and want the structure of the church changed and more democratic.
.....In less than 18 months in america over 1,000 roman catholic priests have joined including priests from one of the 3 dioceses in NJ..........so far!
There might be disgruntled roman catholics but when 80 year old nuns have been called radical feminists, and priests want an uprising within the church, how is this all going to play out?
IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD!
WHAT SAY YOU?