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Catholic priests to have human rights restored?

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The Catholic church should accept married men for ordination in an effort to prevent the extinction of priests in Ireland, a prominent clergyman has urged, amid warnings about rising rates of depression, isolation and suicide among the ageing priesthood.

Father Brendan Hoban, a co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), said urgent action was needed to counter the “vocations crisis”. As well as ordaining married men, those who had left the priesthood – sometimes to get married – should be invited back, and women should be ordained as deacons, he told the Guardian.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/31/allow-married-catholic-priests-to-halt-decline-in-ireland-says-clergyman

 

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^ Either God ordained celibacy or He did not.

Seems somewhat unprincipled, to make such a fundamental change because there is a recruitment crisis. 

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On 01/01/2017 at 1:49 AM, Haji 2003 said:

Celibacy is not a dogma of the Church. It is only a discipline of the Latin (Roman) rite. It may change in the future. My great grandfather was a Priest.

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On 09/01/2017 at 5:02 AM, Son of Placid said:

I wonder if priests were allowed to be married if it would have saved them from some of the scandals, and great sins that have happened over the years.

You're kidding right? You think marriage is a cure for homosexuality and paedophilia?

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1 hour ago, shreek said:

You're kidding right? You think marriage is a cure for homosexuality and paedophilia?

i mean if they have a nice wife maybe they wouldn't prey on children 

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2 hours ago, shreek said:

You're kidding right? You think marriage is a cure for homosexuality and paedophilia?

A cure? No. A deterrent, one would think yes. Unless priests are hopeless. From what I've been told, the night before the oath can be quite the stag party. For some it could be more of a beginning than an end.  

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Homos do no more harm than Heteros, but paedopiles certainly do. Celebacy can be a shelter for those minorities, but marriage can not "cure" sexual instincts. Many pedophiles are married, having kids of their own

 

 

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