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Re: Yes to married priests! 2014/02/26 09:02:51 (permalink)
I believe that the need for priests in our world is greater than ever. Here in the Uk we have older priests staying on as long as they can because not enough men are being ordained. Those priests that we have now have to look after two or three parishes. This means that they can not give the time and energy to all three Parishes and when they celebrate a Mass on Sunday they do not have time to stop and talk but rush off to another church. Our problem would be solved over night if we ordained married men. They need not be full time but could be holding down a job in the week and just work at weekends.
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Re: Yes to married priests! 2014/02/27 12:22:25 (permalink)
It must be particularly galling to Catholic priests who have to renounce their priesthood in order to marry to see married Anglican priests accepted into the Catholic Church and be given parishes. I'm all in favour of priests being given an option of whether they want to be celibate or not.  The Anglican Church has had married priests for centuries and the church has collapsed yet! Jo
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Re: Yes to married priests! 2014/03/10 09:50:54 (permalink)
The Church has ordained married men for years in that the Orthodox Churches in communion with Rome. They have had married priests and we in the UK have experienced quite a few Anglican Priests who have entered into full communion with the Catholic Church are working in our parishes. As others have said, it must be heart breaking for those Catholic Priests who felt called to the Priesthood but also fell in love and felt called to marriage, that they are not able to celebrate the Sacraments when we have such a shortage of priests. Where is the Church of mercy and compassion?
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