I’m a Catholic and think priests should be allowed to marry women. Homosexual priests should not be allowed to marry as that is against Bible teachings.
I’m a Catholic, and for several years I attended a Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish where our pastor was married and a father and a grandfather.
But relaxing the discipline on the celibate priesthood in the Latin Rite Church will do nothing whatsoever to address the fact that the Latin Rite admitted homosexuals into the priesthood, and those homosexuals did what homosexuals want to do, i.e., chicken-hawking.
The two issues simply are not related. We can expel gay priests from the priesthood, and keep them from becoming priests, any time the Church has the guts and the backbone to do what’s right.
We don’t need to do anything about the celibate priest status quo to fix this problem whatsoever. We just need to be Catholic again, and return to our former discipline of weeding out any and all homosexuals from the priesthood.
Episcopalian priests are allowed to marry...and the Episcopal church is stuffed to the brim with homosexuals and always has been. And now the Episcopalian gay clergy can “marry” each other, which they have already been doing in the US and in the Anglican churches in the UK.
Are you a member of an Eastern church? Then a man may marry, but if he does, he may never be a Bishop.
Despite the teaching of Christ and St. Paul?
By the way, 21 of the 22 Churches sui juris which comprise the Catholic Church, ordain, as a norm, married men. However, none of those Churches allows a Priest to marry after ordination. Just like the Greek Orthodox Church.