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1 posted on 09/14/2013 9:37:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The better way to eliminate pederasts, is not to make clergy and marriage mutually exclusive...


2 posted on 09/14/2013 9:41:55 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s always been up for discussion since it is not Church dogma or doctrine but a discipline of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.


4 posted on 09/14/2013 9:46:15 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

in other words... fags on their way into the church

(hide the choir boys!)


6 posted on 09/14/2013 9:58:40 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those who dig things like abortion, ‘gay marriage,’ and priestesses are always those who invariably want the discipline of celibacy ended. Every time, as far as I have observed.

Freegards


8 posted on 09/14/2013 10:11:19 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They create an unnatural environment and are surprised when it attracts people with unnatural tendencies.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 10:13:30 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; NYer; ImaGraftedBranch; wagglebee; little jeremiah

We have precedent in this; Jewish rabbis are expected to be fruitful and multiply. In the Eastern Catholic rites, men who are married can enter the priesthood if they wish to do so.

On one hand, one can refer to Paul in 1 Corinthians, when he counsels that those who have the self-control (and this is important to note) to do so, should maintain celibacy.

On the other, it is commonly acknowledged that many of the early Apostles were married men.

At this stage in time, what would be the proper decision for this discipline of clerical celibacy in the Latin Rite?


10 posted on 09/14/2013 10:16:48 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorrowfully in this age of unnatural abominations made mainstream, celibacy stands out as a grave insult to the perverse, who naturally despise such antithesis of evil.

Self control, sacrifice and offering of the priesthood, by the priest, sets them apart in this world. The Enemy is jealous of such men, wishing accordingly to devour them and bring division to the Church, wherever there is an opening.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 10:21:16 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: BillyBoy

Ping


16 posted on 09/14/2013 10:40:48 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mic'd Up "The Church's Self-Destruction" (Full Show)
17 posted on 09/14/2013 10:47:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So...I read the entire article.

The last sentence addresses the decline of men willing to be priests in the last 50 years.

This could just be about attracting leaders to the church. jmho


18 posted on 09/14/2013 10:49:04 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unlike priestettes, it can be discussed. But it isn’t going to change.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 12:22:57 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First they’ll drop celibacy, then they’ll grind out priests and priestesses who are entangled in a same-sex sham marriage.

The lawsuits charging pedophilia will become a mushroom cloud over the Vatican.

Who among us doesn’t honestly believe that a new religion was created subsequent to Vatican II? To what purpose? Why to finish off the Roman Catholic Church.

Satan has a lot of time on his hands until the Second Coming.

Jesus wept.


23 posted on 09/15/2013 4:03:24 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Discuss it all you want. It isn’t changing, and shouldn’t.


26 posted on 09/15/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Francis is an interesting fellow.

He does present the possibility of being a Catholic Gorbachev, but I’m not sure the Holy Spirit has not already taken that risk into account.

We will see.


27 posted on 09/15/2013 6:10:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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