God works in mysterious ways to select Pope Francis I

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There have been several remarkable events that have occurred recently in the Catholic Church that may finally lead to the end of celibacy for priests, and hopefully for nuns. Full Story
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#2 Sep 20, 2013
Ohhhh Boy...Here we go!!!

Time to watch baseball.

woof
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#3 Sep 20, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Ohhhh Boy...Here we go!!!
Time to watch baseball.
woof
I figured you for a soccer fan

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#4 Sep 20, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Ohhhh Boy...Here we go!!!
Time to watch baseball.
woof
Only for the low-information-Catholic.

I tire of the liberals pining for the RCC to be made into the Episcopal Church.

You can already join them, Francis changed no doctrine, he isn't a progressive no matter how much MSDNC is saying he is.
son of hey now

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 20, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I figured you for a soccer fan
You figgered wrong. He's a fan of buggery upon septuagenarians. And comatose women in their 80's.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Sep 23, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Only for the low-information-Catholic.
I tire of the liberals pining for the RCC to be made into the Episcopal Church.
You can already join them, Francis changed no doctrine, he isn't a progressive no matter how much MSDNC is saying he is.
At one time priests could marry but that tradition was changed because they didn't have such legal concepts as trusts back in those days and a priest's family members ended up inheriting church property. The tradition was changed so that church property did not end up being owned by people who were not entitled to it.

Those problems do not exist anymore as church property is generally in the name of the local Bishop, and there are such things as trusts which govern the disposition of church property.

In the interim, a new problem is that the priesthood has become a haven for closeted gays. As someone said on the radio this morning, not all gay priests molest children but almost all of the children molested were molested by gay priests.

It seems to me if a change in the tradition of marriage was instituted to attack a financial problem, there is no reason it cant be returned to attack the problem of a declining number of people who want to be priests and a disproportionate number of gays hiding in the priesthood.

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#7 Sep 23, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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At one time priests could marry but that tradition was changed because they didn't have such legal concepts as trusts back in those days and a priest's family members ended up inheriting church property. The tradition was changed so that church property did not end up being owned by people who were not entitled to it.
Those problems do not exist anymore as church property is generally in the name of the local Bishop, and there are such things as trusts which govern the disposition of church property.
In the interim, a new problem is that the priesthood has become a haven for closeted gays. As someone said on the radio this morning, not all gay priests molest children but almost all of the children molested were molested by gay priests.
It seems to me if a change in the tradition of marriage was instituted to attack a financial problem, there is no reason it cant be returned to attack the problem of a declining number of people who want to be priests and a disproportionate number of gays hiding in the priesthood.
I know that the Anglican rite allows married priests, but as far as I knew, a priest isn't allowed to marry after being ordained.

The Orthodox are the same way, but a bishop is required to be celibate, IIRC.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Sep 23, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I know that the Anglican rite allows married priests, but as far as I knew, a priest isn't allowed to marry after being ordained.
The Orthodox are the same way, but a bishop is required to be celibate, IIRC.
True, Eastern Rite cannot marry after being ordained. In America, Eastern Rite Catholics cannot be ordained if married whether before or after marriage since they are under American administration and the Roman Catholics took offense that people in the Eastern Rite had a more flexible tradition.

The reason you see married priests in Byzantine Churches is that they go back to the old country to be ordained, where there are no such restrictions.

Bottom line is that you don't have priests with falsetto voices in Eastern Rite and Orthodox Churches and I think it's time to do away with this tradition that has nothing really to do with Catholic tradition since at one time even RC priests married.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#9 Sep 23, 2013
I believe our children will see the end of priestly celibacy in their lifetimes. Suits me.

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#10 Sep 23, 2013
Our children are bringing on lots of things. Most of which they have no clue to but to which they will suffer the consequences. I can see a future lobby group 30 years from now screaming for ruby lazer subsidies to rid themselves of elongated tattoos so as not to turn the stomach of the undertaker.

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#11 Sep 23, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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At one time priests could marry but that tradition was changed because they didn't have such legal concepts as trusts back in those days and a priest's family members ended up inheriting church property. The tradition was changed so that church property did not end up being owned by people who were not entitled to it.
Those problems do not exist anymore as church property is generally in the name of the local Bishop, and there are such things as trusts which govern the disposition of church property.
In the interim, a new problem is that the priesthood has become a haven for closeted gays. As someone said on the radio this morning, not all gay priests molest children but almost all of the children molested were molested by gay priests.
It seems to me if a change in the tradition of marriage was instituted to attack a financial problem, there is no reason it cant be returned to attack the problem of a declining number of people who want to be priests and a disproportionate number of gays hiding in the priesthood.
If you get a chance, get the series, THE BORGIAS. TIme period, 1400's......Jeremy Irons plays the pope. Very informative of what went on back then in the Catholic church.
AnonymousDefende r

Clearlake, CA

#12 Sep 23, 2013
Actually the Pope is selected by vote.

As it turns out, God voted this time too. This of course is highly irregular.

God cast his vote when he struck the Vatican with lightning shortly before the election.

But he was outvoted!

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#13 Sep 23, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I know that the Anglican rite allows married priests, but as far as I knew, a priest isn't allowed to marry after being ordained.
The Orthodox are the same way, but a bishop is required to be celibate, IIRC.
Correct as I understand it. Some Anglican priests did enter the Roman Catholic Church and were able to remain married, remain as priests. A parish in Lancaster accepted one.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/ANSWERS/MARPRIE.h...

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#14 Sep 23, 2013
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/...

Pope Francis Excommunicates Pro-Gay Marriage Priest. He's not the Liberal the Media Wants.

by Tim Stanley

From all of last week's headlines saying that the Pope wants to forget this nonsense about abortion and gays, you'd imagine that Germaine Greer had been elected to run the Catholic Church. Actually what the Pope was saying was that he wants the Church to talk more about what it's for than what it's against. But that doesn't mean it won't still be against those things that contradict its teachings and traditions.

Just ask Greg Reynolds of Melbourne – a priest who appears to have been both defrocked and excommunicated because of his radical views on women clergy and gay marriage....

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#15 Sep 23, 2013
And in more good news...

via Cybercast News Service

"Vatican Chief Justice: Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion"

by Michael W. Chapman

Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican. Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law--the law governing the Catholic Church--and specifically Canon 915, which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”....

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#16 Sep 23, 2013
-tip- wrote:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/n ews/timstanley/100237450/pope- francis-excommunicates-pro-gay -marriage-priest-hes-not-the-l iberal-the-media-thinks/
Pope Francis Excommunicates Pro-Gay Marriage Priest. He's not the Liberal the Media Wants.
by Tim Stanley
From all of last week's headlines saying that the Pope wants to forget this nonsense about abortion and gays, you'd imagine that Germaine Greer had been elected to run the Catholic Church. Actually what the Pope was saying was that he wants the Church to talk more about what it's for than what it's against. But that doesn't mean it won't still be against those things that contradict its teachings and traditions.
Just ask Greg Reynolds of Melbourne – a priest who appears to have been both defrocked and excommunicated because of his radical views on women clergy and gay marriage....
How about purging the faculty of Georgetown University for starters.

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#17 Sep 24, 2013
Good for Providence College.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/education/c...

Providence College, a Roman Catholic school in Rhode Island, has canceled a lecture in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday by a gay philosophy professor, citing a church document that says that “Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.”...

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#18 Sep 24, 2013
-tip- wrote:
Good for Providence College.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/education/c...
Providence College, a Roman Catholic school in Rhode Island, has canceled a lecture in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday by a gay philosophy professor, citing a church document that says that “Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.”...
No one expects the Argentinian Inquisition!

Question: When will the media begin saying the above?
Dr Neeson

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Sep 24, 2013
Advents wrote:
If the Catholic Church were to end the requirement of celibacy for priests they would not have so many gay priests.
Estimates of gay priests in the USA is 30% to 40% of the total number of priests.
You haven't figured out the difference between sexual orientation and sociopathic paraphilia
.
Perhaps you are homeschooled or protecting your own closeted psychosis?

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