married priests

Pope Wants Priests to Marry?

2017-11-02T16:44:43-04:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

To show how the media constantly gets things wrong check this out: Pope Francis asks the Brazilian bishops to bring forward a proposal to ease the terrible shortage of priests in remote areas. The suggestion is that older married men--catechists or deacons--who are already ministering to outlying Catholic populations, might be ordained as priests. These are [...]

A Married Priest on Married Priests – 1

2014-11-25T17:55:16-04:00November 25th, 2014|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

The Longenecker Family at Fr Dwight's Ordination What are the pros and cons of being a married priest? I'll be writing on various aspects of this question over the next few days. Firstly, we need to get some huge red herrings out of the way. People say, "A married man will understand married people's [...]

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Married Priests and Women Priests

2012-04-15T21:41:16-04:00April 15th, 2012|Categories: Anglican Matters|Tags: , , |

I commented last week on an article in the Irish press about liberal priests pushing for married priests and women priests. What gets me going is that people don't see that the two issues are not connected. The Catholic teaching is clear. The issue of married priests is a matter of discipline, not doctrine. It's like [...]

Irish Married Priests?

2012-04-12T09:57:11-04:00April 12th, 2012|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , , , , |

The Irish Independent reports that the majority of Catholics in Ireland want married priests and women priests. Why I don't understand is why they don't just nip along and become Anglicans. They will immediately have all their wishes fulfilled. There will be other benefits as well: They won't be expected to attend Mass every week. They [...]

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