SJ Archbishop Gonzalez Nieves asked t...

SJ Archbishop Gonzalez Nieves asked to resign

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Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#1 Apr 29, 2013
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/vatican-aske...

My guess is the Vatican is afraid that his interference in politics is endangering the Catholic Church's already precarious position in Puerto Rico.

Gonzalez Nieves has a long history of interfering in politics, especially for the pro-commonwealth agenda. He openly called for Puerto Ricans to vote for the "Yes" option in the November 2012 status referendum.

The Vatican knows the Catholic Church is dying in Puerto Rico due to the rise of Protestant Evangelism. In fact, I wouldent be surprised if Puerto Rico is one day mainly Protestant.
El cacique

Bronx, NY

#2 Apr 29, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/ne ws/vatican-asked-archbishop-to -quit-83898.html
My guess is the Vatican is afraid that his interference in politics is endangering the Catholic Church's already precarious position in Puerto Rico.
Gonzalez Nieves has a long history of interfering in politics, especially for the pro-commonwealth agenda. He openly called for Puerto Ricans to vote for the "Yes" option in the November 2012 status referendum.
The Vatican knows the Catholic Church is dying in Puerto Rico due to the rise of Protestant Evangelism. In fact, I wouldent be surprised if Puerto Rico is one day mainly Protestant.
Interesting development.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Apr 29, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting development.
In the meantime, WE're still waiting your explanation on why were you disfellowshiped....and the ELDERS refuse to even sit in the back!
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Apr 29, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/ne ws/vatican-asked-archbishop-to -quit-83898.html
My guess is the Vatican is afraid that his interference in politics is endangering the Catholic Church's already precarious position in Puerto Rico.
Gonzalez Nieves has a long history of interfering in politics, especially for the pro-commonwealth agenda. He openly called for Puerto Ricans to vote for the "Yes" option in the November 2012 status referendum.
The Vatican knows the Catholic Church is dying in Puerto Rico due to the rise of Protestant Evangelism. In fact, I wouldent be surprised if Puerto Rico is one day mainly Protestant.
The Vatican and Washington go way back to more than 200 yrs.

Not a nice relationship, to put it mildly, for the Catholic church in the US has always "had a mind of its own".

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#6 Apr 29, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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The Vatican and Washington go way back to more than 200 yrs.
Not a nice relationship, to put it mildly, for the Catholic church in the US has always "had a mind of its own".
It's time for the Catholic Church to be taxed ... the revenue can go towards covering the cost of the illegal immigrants that the Church uses to fill their pews.

Their defense of priests that have abused little children is revolting. Another sore point for me.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#7 Apr 29, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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It's time for the Catholic Church to be taxed ... the revenue can go towards covering the cost of the illegal immigrants that the Church uses to fill their pews.
Their defense of priests that have abused little children is revolting. Another sore point for me.
...and Roberto González had the nerve to claim that all statehooders ought to be transparent while he was busy hiding and covering up Church pedophiles.

By now, you've gotten to know a little bit about us, island statehooders. We don't hide anything (not even our own faults) and we wrote the Vatican to either clean up their act here in the islands or Catholics would leave the Church en masse.

The Vatican knows what Puerto Ricans are capable and Pope Benedict (and now Pope Francisco) are demanding explanations (and an eventual resignation).

Too bad for Roberto González, he was on his way to become a Cardinal.

Now, all he has left is leaving the Church and run for office (like Paraguay's ex president) or become a guerrilla fighter (like that other Colombian priest who switched the altar for an Uzi).

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#8 Apr 29, 2013
This has been a long time in coming, I remember Romero Barcelo criticizing his interference in politics before the election last year.
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news/crb-church-i...

He violated the separation of Church and State ... he must be removed from office, or resign. It's a simple as that.

The Church should stick to region, leave politics to the politicians.

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#9 Apr 29, 2013
Are you familiar with Father Charles Coughlin from he 1930s?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Apr 29, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
Are you familiar with Father Charles Coughlin from he 1930s?
Thanks for the tip. Just read about him on Wiki, interesting man; one thing, though-right about the time Father Charles was born, Pope Leo (in his Rerum Novarum) was saying (more or less) the same things...

Of course, when the Pope "says it" is not quite the same....

Since: Oct 12

Marlboro, NJ

#11 Apr 30, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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Thanks for the tip. Just read about him on Wiki, interesting man; one thing, though-right about the time Father Charles was born, Pope Leo (in his Rerum Novarum) was saying (more or less) the same things...
Of course, when the Pope "says it" is not quite the same....
IMO the Catholic Church has always been like that. It will never change because it cannot change ... it's sort of like the PPD.

Has Gonzalez Nieves resigned yet?

El cacique

Since: Dec 12

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#12 Apr 30, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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IMO the Catholic Church has always been like that. It will never change because it cannot change ... it's sort of like the PPD.
Has Gonzalez Nieves resigned yet?
He stated that he has no plans to resign.

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