Skip to comments.Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married
Posted on 11/03/2017 7:30:50 AM PDT by detective
Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married.
The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region.
The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood
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Ahh.... marry women?
Beat me to it.
Plenty of Muslims need jobs. How about letting Muslims be Catholic priests?
not a problem...they did for centuries...
I think the article is misleading. It has never been permissible for a deacon or priest to get married, ever. What had been allowed in the past was for a married man to be ordained a priest or deacon.
What the article, I think, means to say is...Francis wants the Pan Amazon synod to consider ordaining married men for the priest crisis there. This would allegedly be on an “experimental” basis; i.e., will try it here and ram it down everyone else’s throats later.
In my opinion, that would be an unwise concession to the modern age. Just Francis the Wrecking Ball continuing to plow away.
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the US Episcopal Church,
has announced he is divorcing his partner of 25 years.
I think it doesn’t matter at all.
Ann Barnhardt refers to him as “Antipope Bergoglio, False Prophet Forerunner to the Antichrist”.
-—It has never been permissible for a deacon or priest to get married, ever.-—
You sure about that ?
“Ahh.... marry women?”
As long as they’re at least 9 years old.
Bergoglio is a constant menace. He is a Communist.
Was Peter married?
Maybe I’m missing something, but I think the headline is wrong. It’s not that Francis is asking, it’s that someone is asking Francis.
From the article:
A request to lift the ban on marriage was made by Brazilian bishop Cardinal Claudio Hummes, who reportedly asked the Pope to consider viri probati, meaning married of great faith, as priests.
Priests getting married like normal men...
Certainly can’t hurt the body of Christ and the RCC failthful.
Marriage rounds out a man, gives him a deeper understanding of the female sex...among many other things.
And become Episcopalians.
Eastern Rite churches in communion with the Roman Catholic Church already permit married priests.
As a Protestant, I don’t have a dog in this fight, and I have no issue with married clergy. However, this particular pope has a less than stellar record of enforcing Church doctrine as it is.
I suspect this comes more out of his sense of “social justice” rather than a sober judgement of how to attract and retain faithful priests to spread the Gospel. I could respect and disagree with both John Paul II and Benedict XVI. They were both deeply committed to serving our Lord and their church.
Ironically, I can agree more with Francis while respect him much less. I doubt his commitment, which is frankly just sad.
They’ll probably end up marrying each other.
“It has never been permissible for a deacon or priest to get married, ever.”
I think you are incorrect. St. Peter, the apostles and the early priests were married men. I have read that records from the middle ages show that the vast majority of Catholic priests were married.
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