I would think without a shadow of doubt I have offended the sensibilities of many of you. Yet have you really thought, allowed your minds to dwell upon what I have said, written about how I feel and what has formed my conscience on the matter. There are elements of the Old Law which we do not take into account and in doing so makes Paul the mystery Peter wrote about. Leviticus and Exodus and their definition of sin and its definition for the actions of the priesthood should remind all priests and their flock of the dreadfulness of sin to the priests even of our time. try Exodus 19:22; Exodus 28:43 and Leviticus 21:17. We could even take into account Isaiah 29:13.
How can one obey and not see the sinfulness of any hierarch or priest who does not publicly support the Encyclical Humanae Vitae with sermons and teachings. when they do as Mark 7:13 states, "You reject the commandments of God that you might start your own tradition".
I have read Cyprian of Carthage and understood his reasoning and I heartily concur with his Epistle68 to Pupanius. Yet later in his epistles he writes "We should avoid those priests we know to be "dissolute and unfaithful" I do not say any man anointed to be a priest is not a priest only the Church can examine souls and decide up to a point whether they were in a state to receive the grace necessary for Grace to descend.