Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Question: Should Catholic Priests Marry?

While historically Catholic priests have married, it hasn't really happened in a long time for the majority of the faith. I'm not Catholic (or Christian) myself, but I always thought the rule was dumb. Having "needs" is in our DNA, and harshly suppressing these needs leads priests to becoming synonymous for being harmful to children. Pope Francis recently expressed "thoughts" about changing this rule and I think it would be a good thing. 

Should priests marry? 

9 comments:

  1. Yeah, really a very dumb rule. If they want to marry, let them.

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  2. I never understood that rule but I guess it's the same for nun's. They should all be able to marry.

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  3. Not only should they be able to marry, they should be able to enter same-sex marriages as well. AND women should be allowed to be priests. If they're going to get rid of one stupid rule, get rid of them all and come into the 21st century.

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  4. It would be shocking if and when this happens but a good thing.

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  5. Martin Luther was certainly ahead of his time because this is one of the things he said was dumb...which is why he married a nun. I think it is high time they should be allowed to marry whomever the damn well please.

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  6. The Catholic Church needs to make changes because they're running out of priests. I think it's time to ordain women.

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  7. Absolutely! That would be great. Eliminate that ridiculous rule and many others at the same time.

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  8. As a Catholic and having attended an all boys boarding college in Sydney - 750 of us in the 1950's, I believe that it will come as the numbers of young men presently contemplating the priesthood diminishes.
    I think Pope Francis will look into this as it is imperative these days............ but forget about the same-sex marriage nonsense.
    That is a no-go with religious organisations of all varieties.
    Colin

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  9. I 100% believe priest should marry because how can they truly counsel others on family affairs when they haven't experienced it themselves? I agree that it would probably help to stem the sexual abuse that they are too much known for.

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