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Oct 29, 2019 16:05:02   #
proud republican Loc: Rocking USA!!!
 
Do you think that Catholic Priests should be able to get married??? Rabbis are allowed to get married as do other religious leaders !!! So why not Catholic Priests???? What do you guys think????

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Oct 29, 2019 16:36:38   #
Liberty Tree
 
proud republican wrote:
Do you think that Catholic Priests should be able to get married??? Rabbis are allowed to get married as do other religious leaders !!! So why not Catholic Priests???? What do you guys think????


Yes, it would enhance their private life and give them a perspective on the families to whom they are to counsel and minister.

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Oct 29, 2019 16:37:18   #
JW
 
Liberty Tree wrote:
Yes, it would enhance their private life and give them a perspective on the families to whom they are to counsel and minister.


Agree...

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Oct 29, 2019 16:53:34   #
Liberty Tree
 
JW wrote:
Agree...


Nothing in the Bible prohibits marriage.

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Oct 29, 2019 16:58:07   #
nwtk2007
 
proud republican wrote:
Do you think that Catholic Priests should be able to get married??? Rabbis are allowed to get married as do other religious leaders !!! So why not Catholic Priests???? What do you guys think????


A better question is why are there Catholic priests??

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Oct 29, 2019 17:21:31   #
CarryOn
 
proud republican wrote:
Do you think that Catholic Priests should be able to get married??? Rabbis are allowed to get married as do other religious leaders !!! So why not Catholic Priests???? What do you guys think????


I think they should … I was raised in the Catholic church and this never made sense to me.

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Oct 29, 2019 17:26:48   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of NYC & Rhode Island
 
nwtk2007 wrote:
A better question is why are there Catholic priests??


To have people like you ask that question.

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Oct 29, 2019 17:27:23   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of NYC & Rhode Island
 
[quote=CarryOn]I think they should … I was raised in the Catholic church and this never made sense to me.[/quote

I also, on both counts.

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Oct 29, 2019 17:31:11   #
nwtk2007
 
crazylibertarian wrote:
To have people like you ask that question.


People like me??

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Oct 29, 2019 17:56:41   #
padremike Loc: Phenix City, Al
 
proud republican wrote:
Do you think that Catholic Priests should be able to get married??? Rabbis are allowed to get married as do other religious leaders !!! So why not Catholic Priests???? What do you guys think????


We Orthodox priests are allowed to "commit" marriage! Lol. Couple of thoughts: First, when you are on a team or join an organization you need to abide by their rules. One does not join and then decide they don't like the rules and then try to change them. On the other hand, there is no biblical prohibition against lawful marriage yet it's also very acceptable practice for clergy to choose celibacy. Many years ago there were about 15,000 Catholic priests who gave up their priesthood for marriage and family. They discovered later that giving up the priesthood after years of serving left some holes that could only be filled by serving as a priest.(This all comes out of my recollection.) The Catholic Church, then and now, experienced a shortage of clergy. These laicized priests formed a confraternity called CORPUS. If memory serves me correctly the acronym CORPUS meant Core of Reserved Priests, something of another, for Sacraments. They petitioned that they be allowed to bring The Sacraments to those areas where there was a shortage of clergy. Their petition was rejected.

In my personal opinion, I believe that having both married and celibate clergy in a parish provides a common sense balance. We are all aware of the sexual scandals amongst clergy, teachers and others. To my limited understanding, I cannot imagine that a married priest with children in a parish would not report his knowledge or suspicions of child molestation or sexual anomalies up the chain of command. I suspect that 15,000 number of laicized priests has increased.

One of the untold tragedies out of this mess is that many clergy now refrain from holding children.

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Oct 29, 2019 18:46:06   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of NYC & Rhode Island
 
nwtk2007 wrote:
People like me??



Yes. I take it you don't think there should be Catholic priests.

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Oct 29, 2019 18:48:14   #
Kevyn
 
proud republican wrote:
Do you think that Catholic Priests should be able to get married??? Rabbis are allowed to get married as do other religious leaders !!! So why not Catholic Priests???? What do you guys think????

I have no say in it, I am not Catholic, just like I have no say in a woman’s right to choose wether or not to carry a pregnancy to term.

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Oct 29, 2019 18:50:46   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of NYC & Rhode Island
 
padremike wrote:
We Orthodox priests are allowed to "commit" marriage! Lol. Couple of thoughts: First, when you are on a team or join an organization you need to abide by their rules. One does not join and then decide they don't like the rules and then try to change them. On the other hand, there is no biblical prohibition against lawful marriage yet it's also very acceptable practice for clergy to choose celibacy. Many years ago there were about 15,000 Catholic priests who gave up their priesthood for marriage and family. They discovered later that giving up the priesthood after years of serving left some holes that could only be filled by serving as a priest.(This all comes out of my recollection.) The Catholic Church, then and now, experienced a shortage of clergy. These laicized priests formed a confraternity called CORPUS. If memory serves me correctly the acronym CORPUS meant Core of Reserved Priests, something of another, for Sacraments. They petitioned that they be allowed to bring The Sacraments to those areas where there was a shortage of clergy. Their petition was rejected.

In my personal opinion, I believe that having both married and celibate clergy in a parish provides a common sense balance. We are all aware of the sexual scandals amongst clergy, teachers and others. To my limited understanding, I cannot imagine that a married priest with children in a parish would not report his knowledge or suspicions of child molestation or sexual anomalies up the chain of command. I suspect that 15,000 number of laicized priests has increased.

One of the untold tragedies out of this mess is that many clergy now refrain from holding children.
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Don't forget that there are huge numbers of ministers, rabbis teachers and counselors who have been guilty of molestation and sexual abuse.

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Oct 29, 2019 18:53:19   #
crazylibertarian Loc: Florida by way of NYC & Rhode Island
 
Kevyn wrote:
I have no say in it, I am not Catholic, just like I have no say in a woman’s right to choose wether or not to carry a pregnancy to term.



I am very glad to know you are not Catholic. We have more than enough to explain & deal with.

The comparison is completely inane, like your posts.

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Oct 29, 2019 19:05:20   #
nwtk2007
 
crazylibertarian wrote:
Yes. I take it you don't think there should be Catholic priests.


I could care less, really. It just seems an odd thing to me but what do I know? I'm just a cave man!

I find religions across the globe to be odd and so at odd's with each other. The more I learned about the one I was raised in, the less I bought into the theology.

The more interesting aspect of religions is how they have evolved from very similar roots and histories. Islam and Christianity share historical roots but are now wildly divergent. They'd be a lot better off if they just practiced the parts where they believe we should all treat each other with the respect we would like to have shown to us.

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