Priests will be able to marry soon.

At last the Pope has started the process and discussion to allow Priests to marry, meaning Priests will not have to be celibate.article-2419332-1B1E6204000005DC-526_634x406This could also be a bonus, it might do away with so many Priests who turn out to be paedophile’s, meaning less young children being scared for life.
The Vatican has opened the door to the possibility of married priests, a move that would go against an established Church tradition.

The Times

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who will be the No. 2 in the Roman Catholic church when be becomes secretary of state next month, declared that priestly vow of celibacy derived from an age-old rule but was not Catholic dogma.

Adviser to Vatican calls for married priests to help save Church ‘tainted by scandal.

A leading Roman Catholic academic who is an adviser to the Vatican is calling on the Church to allow priests to be married.

John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, says that the Church is in decline and tainted by the child abuse scandal which, with the recent revelations about Jimmy Savile, has now stretched to the Catholic laity as well as the clergy.

Pope’s right hand man says priests may be allowed to marry and says celibacy is ‘tradition, rather than law’.

Pope Francis has been making waves in the Church with his forward-thinking approach and has made a series of comments to suggest that he is in favour of shaking up some age-old traditions.

Soon after being becoming Pope he called for a ‘poor Church for the poor’.

He also said he wanted to boost the role of women in the Church and proposed a more tolerant stance on homosexuality, stating: ‘Who am I to judge?’

And before he took office he gave an interview in which he said: ‘For the moment, I am in favour of maintaining celibacy; with all its pros and cons…It is a matter of discipline, not of faith. It can change.

‘Personally, it never crossed my mind to marry,’ the Pope said.

Hopefully they do it just to let them live a “normal” life and also to save young children.

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11 responses to “Priests will be able to marry soon.

  1. Getting married won’t stop the paedophiles Harry.

    • It might help JO.

      • I don’t know that it will Harry. A paedophile likes young children. How many married [seemingly happily so] paedophiles are out there in the world ?? A lot. I think letting them marry is a good thing. It is abnormal to suppress the urge to love, to mate and to have children…but a paedophile is a paedophile is a paedophile…married or single. The Church has just given them 1) a way to access children and 2) protection from discovery.

    • You are right i agree with you totally.

  2. Without bringing in the subject pf paedophiles I have always maintained that priests who are doing a job within the community helping and advising people on all sorts of things including relationships can probably to it much more empathetically if they are allowed relationships themselves -just a thought.

  3. In centuries on ago all Roman Catholic clergy were allowed and indeed did marry even the Pontiffs, in olden times the only people able to become popes were rich and educated peopl,e and so when a priest died his money would go to his widow ,But if a priest was celebate and died then his money would go to the church, after all money means a lot to the church ,simple !

  4. I couldn’t one ugly enough so I put that one on I think I will change it again !
    Harry that’s a wig I have on lol

  5. Harry years ago when a priest asked one to jump the answer would have been ” how high”?
    Now days if a priest asked the same the answer would be ” Go jump in the lake , over the years people’s attitudes towards the clergy have changed personally I think for the better ,there is a lesser chance of a child being molested by the clergy IMO

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