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The Vaticanís Real Housewives: 26 Women Petition Pope to Let Priests Marry
Daily Beast ^ | 05/20/2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau

Posted on 05/20/2014 9:21:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A group of women claiming to be the secret paramours of priests have written to Pope Francis to urge him to roll back the church’s celibacy requirements.

A popular pontiff, Pope Francis receives hundreds of letters every day—but a recent one, signed by 26 women who would like his permission to have sex with their priest-boyfriends, was undoubtedly not like most of the others.

The letter, published by La Stampa newspaper’s Vatican Insider website on Sunday, began with a plea for the pontiff to take heart and make celibacy optional for the signatories’ paramours, who happen to be priests. “Dear Pope Francis, we are a group of women from all over Italy (and further afield) and are writing to you to break down the wall of silence and indifference that we are faced with every day,” wrote the women (who signed with their first names and a last initial). “Each of us is in, was or would like to start a relationship with a priest we are in love with.” Their phone numbers were also apparently made available in case the pope would like to call the women to discuss the issue.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; marriage; popefrancis; priests

1 posted on 05/20/2014 9:21:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Has La Stampa fallen for another Onion article?


2 posted on 05/20/2014 9:24:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

A group of women claiming to be the secret paramours of priests...


There’s the tell that this is satire. If it was real, they’d be men...


3 posted on 05/20/2014 9:27:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

“Devastating suffering” ????

Come on ladies, offer it up.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've never understood why a woman would want to start a relationship with a vow-breaker. That means, going after romance with either a priest or a married man.

I want to say, "Look, honey, the one thing you know about this guy is that he will break even a solemn promise made before Almighty God. If he would betray God, why wouldn't he betray you?"

5 posted on 05/20/2014 9:30:27 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stet.)
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To: cuban leaf

Vatican says nearly 413,000 priests worldwide.

Perhaps the giveaway here is only 26 women?


6 posted on 05/20/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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7 Weeks
56%

Please Donate!

7 posted on 05/20/2014 10:08:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind
A popular pontiff, Pope Francis receives hundreds of letters every day—but a recent one, signed by 26 women who would like his permission to have sex with their priest-boyfriends, was undoubtedly not like most of the others.

BWA HAHAHAHAHA

8 posted on 05/20/2014 10:12:55 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Well said!


9 posted on 05/20/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is there a Biblical injunction against priests marrying? Or is this another man-made rule?


10 posted on 05/20/2014 12:55:47 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: ealgeone

Answer to your questions.

RE: Is there a Biblical injunction against priests marrying?

NO.

is this another man-made rule?

YES.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 2:52:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind; ealgeone
Both Jesus and St. Paul praised celibacy, and practiced it. Therefore it is an honorable, Christ-rooted tradition.

Plus, it's an option. The Latin Church has opted for celibacy. The 21 Eastern Catholic churches have not. So it looks like there are plenty of choices... more than enough choices, in fact, for married men who want to be priests.

Plus, in the Western church married men can be ordained deacons. So plainly there is nothing about the Sacrament of Holy Orders per se--- which is the Sacrament that both priests and deacons receive --- which excludes married men.

12 posted on 05/20/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

My answers to the questions asked are still correct.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 3:54:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I won’t dispute that. It’s Western Canon law as published in 1983 - not a Scriptural mandate.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 4:16:43 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Answer to your questions.

RE: Is there a Biblical injunction against priests marrying?

NO.

is this another man-made rule?

YES.


Correct on both counts.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: SeekAndFind

I wouldn’t be shocked if there are priests who have secret girlfriends. It’s a normal,natural part of being a man.

Why suppress the natural feelings of desire for the opposite sex?


16 posted on 05/22/2014 6:55:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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