March 9th, 2008

Catholic bishops and Rome

Where: a generation ship in space

When: a heck of a long time in the future

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ETA: So it sounds like I need to find someone who knows canon law to answer part one. Part two: baptism is okay, marriage iffy but probably okay ... how about Confession? Communion?

(also put in the lj cut as it's a bit long)

ETA2: This ship is a thousand years out from Earth, and hasn't received a message even for over a hundred (the time frame as far as the message is probably wonky, but this is a first draft). So priests aren't going to be showing up in a month/year/century. Just to clarify, as there seems to be some confusion. :)

Keep the discussion coming! I'm really grateful for the information.