You do realize that the problem is centered on the marriage ban.. for a couple of reasons. First because it gives a very limited selection of men who would want to enter the priesthood. And because of that limited number gays and pedophiles are more likely to enter the priesthood and they have known that they would be protected. Why? Maybe because those they report to either are gay themselves or because they know that the Bishops etc will protect the church at any cost. I don't know the answer but it seems those Bishops have created a new Catholic Tradition.
The question to ask yourself is .. is the Church's ban on marriage truthfully due to what they veiw as apostolic tradition OR is it due to inheritance rights of priest's children?
posted on 04/20/2002 7:13:09 AM PDT
the problem is centered on the marriage ban
And does any Catholic suggest you should start eating pork?
is the Church's ban on marriage truthfully due to what they veiw as apostolic tradition OR is it due to inheritance rights of priest's children?
Please tell us what books and authors establish that the requirement of celibacy dating back to at least A.D. 235 (See the 'Refutation of all heresies' by Hippolytus of Rome) is because of inheritance.
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