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OMG!!! Mr & Mrs Catholic Priest !!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Skwim, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    Expediency Overrules Orthodoxy

    "The Catholic Church Will Finally Ordain Some Married Priests"

    What next, the bread and wine are just Wonder Bread and Mogan David?

    "The Catholic Church is experiencing a priest shortage in remote parts of the Amazon, and they’re desperate to fill those roles. The Vatican’s solution to the staffing crisis also gives us a chance to find out what the Church values more when it comes to leadership: a celibate woman or a non-celibate man?

    You know the answer…

    While affirming that “celibacy is a gift for the Church,” the Vatican document notes that there have been requests to consider, for the most remote areas of the Amazon, “the possibility of conferring priestly ordination on elderly men, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted members of their community.” Such men, the document said, could be ordained “even if they already have an established and stable family.”

    Critics of the proposal, titled “Amazonia: New paths for the church and for an integral ecology,” worry that it will erode the importance of celibacy in the priesthood, and see it as indicative of a lack of doctrinal discipline that they believe has marred Francis’ pontificate. They worry it could lead to all sorts of changes that will dilute the orthodoxy of the church.​

    Diluting the orthodoxy of the Catholic Church may be the only way it survives the child sex abuse scandal and the barrage of people walking out the door because religion isn’t as vital to their lives.

    The proposed change to the priesthood would only apply to those parts of the Amazon where enough celibate male priests can’t be found, but it opens the door to allowed married priests in other parts of the world down the line. Considering how many priests have had to hide their sex lives — and how many abused children — allowing married priests into the fold is a wise move. It doesn’t go far enough, but it’s a start. It remains to be seen if those married priests would have the same abilities and responsibilities, within the Church, as regular priests.
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  2. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    If they did this earlier and not just in the Amazon they might have less of a problem with the kiddie diddlers...maybe
     
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  3. Skwim

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    I don't think there's any "maybe" about it.

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    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    I am not going to argue with you on this one.
     
  5. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    The Catholic Church has ordained Eastern rite married priests for quite some time, Protestants who converted and others. This is one small step to fill the priest shortage where it's the worst. It's not doctrine so there's no really big deal outside of tradition.
     
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  6. Musing Bassist

    Musing Bassist In Hac Lacrimarum Valle

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    A celibate priesthood has never been a Catholic doctrine. It's a disciplinary requirement of the Latin rite. (Which admittedly is by far the biggest). And even in the Latin rite, exemptions are granted from time to time. For example, Anglican clergy who convert and want to become priests are not required to abandon their wives. (I myself altar serve under a priest in this exact situation).

    Even if the Church were to open the Latin rite priesthood to married men as the norm, it would not be a dilution of orthodoxy because orthodoxy does not mandate a celibate priesthood. The Church elected to require it, but it was never under any obligation to so so.
     
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