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Pope says marriage not a right | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 35 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 23, 2011, titled Pope says marriage not a right | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI told priests yesterday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure that their marriages last, and he said no one has an absolute right to a wedding.

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fairy fred

Dublin, OH

#1 Jan 23, 2011
Evidently homosexuals can. They're getting laws that say so.

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#2 Jan 23, 2011
The Pope is at it again with his ridiculous idea of how people should manage their lives from an imbicile who doesn't have a clue of what real love and commitment between two people really is. The Pope and his fledglings want monetary commitment and future catholics when it all boils down to it. Got to keep the Vatican expenses paid, especially for all the lawsuits they have to pay.

“I hate watermelon!”

Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#3 Jan 23, 2011
Earth Child 1 wrote:
The Pope is at it again with his ridiculous idea of how people should manage their lives from an imbicile who doesn't have a clue of what real love and commitment between two people really is. The Pope and his fledglings want monetary commitment and future catholics when it all boils down to it. Got to keep the Vatican expenses paid, especially for all the lawsuits they have to pay.
You couldn't be more accurate!

I wonder if he's for pedophile's rights.
Fed up

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 23, 2011
Earth Child 1 wrote:
The Pope is at it again with his ridiculous idea of how people should manage their lives from an imbicile who doesn't have a clue of what real love and commitment between two people really is. The Pope and his fledglings want monetary commitment and future catholics when it all boils down to it. Got to keep the Vatican expenses paid, especially for all the lawsuits they have to pay.
Why do you think the Catholic Church is welcoming and protecting the hispanic illegal immigrants? It has driven millions of followers out of the Church because of the priest pedophile scandals. These illegals are Catholic and are having lots of babies who will grow up as obedient Catholics. Meanwhile the quality of life is speedily eroding as these illegals gobble up our resources.
Linda G

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 23, 2011
What a joke. The Catholic Church excommunicates anyone who gets a divorce, but then if you pay enough it annuls marriages and pretends that the marriages never occured. How twisted is that? What about the children of these marriages conducted in Catholic churches by Catholic priests?
Sunny

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 23, 2011
fairy fred wrote:
Evidently homosexuals can. They're getting laws that say so.
Unless you are a homosexual priest!
what a hate fest

Westerville, OH

#7 Jan 23, 2011
Wow. Lookie what we have here. A collection of earth worshippers, religion bashers and priest haters who are laying around on a Sunday morning in farted-up underwear and picking the sleep out of your eyes. Keep it up! The evil one takes great delight in your enmity! At least your are keeping "it" happy!
ReAckShuNary

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 23, 2011
what a hate fest wrote:
Wow. Lookie what we have here. A collection of earth worshippers, religion bashers and priest haters who are laying around on a Sunday morning in farted-up underwear and picking the sleep out of your eyes. Keep it up! The evil one takes great delight in your enmity! At least your are keeping "it" happy!
Is there any difference between "your" and "you're" in the Catholic Church?
Celibate-Marriag e-Expert

Columbus, OH

#9 Jan 23, 2011
How would a Pope,Cardinal,Bishop,Monsignor ,Priest and Nun, know anything about Marriage? They can read all they want about Marriages, unless they have experienced it, they should stay out of the subject of Marriage! They could advise about the Master of your Domain! Only if they would be honest about that!

I have always been polite, and rewarding to the thing that makes all the decision, yes I do!
Robbie

Columbus, OH

#10 Jan 23, 2011
As a gay male and offended by homophobia and hate regardless of Religious manipulation which is unfortunately the seed of discontent here. Gays aren't to blame for marriage decline. Gays aren't child molesters. Most of the sexual abuse comes from heterosexual males who have some disorder about having sexual relations with children. There are probably some bi/gay men who are pedophiles but the percentage rate is very low..1%
Marriage is a right. Divorce is a right. People should ignore this idiot of a Pope and live the lives they choose, instead of listening to pointed dunce cap hat wearing man in a white dress telling others how to live correctly.
Anyways the divorce rate is high for heterosexuals. Also who really cares about whenever a gay person gets married. That's none of your business. If you don't like gays, then keep your comments to yourself and/or move to the Vatican or the Middle East where religious oppression is the way of life.
I certainly don't want to live in a Christian theocratic society.Scary. I thought Communism was bad.

“I hate watermelon!”

Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#11 Jan 23, 2011
Fed up wrote:
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Why do you think the Catholic Church is welcoming and protecting the hispanic illegal immigrants? It has driven millions of followers out of the Church because of the priest pedophile scandals. These illegals are Catholic and are having lots of babies who will grow up as obedient Catholics. Meanwhile the quality of life is speedily eroding as these illegals gobble up our resources.
I think you possess good insight :)
Yep

Canal Winchester, OH

#12 Jan 23, 2011
Look around. It can't hurt for the pope to ask people to take marriage more seriously.
calling Mrs Garbfinkle

Westerville, OH

#13 Jan 23, 2011
ReAckShuNary wrote:
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Is there any difference between "your" and "you're" in the Catholic Church?
you get a gold star for being such an astute proofreader. You get a big "atta girl." To answer your thought provoking question: I can't say with 100 percent certainty so you might want to call a reference librarian. Please let us know what you learn.

“I hate watermelon!”

Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#14 Jan 23, 2011
Linda G wrote:
What a joke. The Catholic Church excommunicates anyone who gets a divorce, but then if you pay enough it annuls marriages and pretends that the marriages never occured. How twisted is that? What about the children of these marriages conducted in Catholic churches by Catholic priests?
Linda G, I had my first marriage annulled. I swore I'd never do that, as I see annulments for the loopholes they are, but the old nagging catholic guilt got to me...However, my second husband, the love of my life, never had his first marriage annulled so we were married by a judge. So now, alas! No matter what we do we are consigned to hell all because we *gasp* had the nerve to get married by someone other than a priest! I should put a sign on our door: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

My first marriage was living in sin.

Oh, my mother had her first marriage annulled, so technically I don't exist :)

Have a great day! But perhaps you shouldn't respond to my post, as I'm so EVIL and just conversing with you might do dain bramage.
Blinded-By-The-R ight

Columbus, OH

#15 Jan 23, 2011
calling Mrs Garbfinkle wrote:
<quoted text> you get a gold star for being such an astute proofreader. You get a big "atta girl." To answer your thought provoking question: I can't say with 100 percent certainty so you might want to call a reference librarian. Please let us know what you learn.
She learned nothing from the dispatch article!

She is the English/Spelling Chief of ****!

She would be the person who would correct your grammer, on not be polite enough to at least hear your thoughts!
Meh

Canal Winchester, OH

#16 Jan 23, 2011
Blinded-By-The-Right wrote:
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She learned nothing from the dispatch article!
She is the English/Spelling Chief of ****!
She would be the person who would correct your grammer, on not be polite enough to at least hear your thoughts!
She can't even spell "reactionary".....lo l.
Blinded-By-The-R ight

Columbus, OH

#17 Jan 23, 2011
Sheryl 1 wrote:
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Linda G, I had my first marriage annulled. I swore I'd never do that, as I see annulments for the loopholes they are, but the old nagging catholic guilt got to me...However, my second husband, the love of my life, never had his first marriage annulled so we were married by a judge. So now, alas! No matter what we do we are consigned to hell all because we *gasp* had the nerve to get married by someone other than a priest! I should put a sign on our door: Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.
My first marriage was living in sin.
Oh, my mother had her first marriage annulled, so technically I don't exist :)
Have a great day! But perhaps you shouldn't respond to my post, as I'm so EVIL and just conversing with you might do dain bramage.
I could not "Judge" your post or the other one because I feel that both of you are right, and I did have my First marriage annulled by the Catholic Church!

So I am equally respectful to both posts. I believe it is called Win-Win.
Marley Greiner

Columbus, OH

#18 Jan 23, 2011
Both state and church should get out of the wedding business. Marriage should be handled as a contract. If you want a "ceremonial" marriage that's fine, but don't expect it to be legally binding.
TimH

Columbus, OH

#19 Jan 23, 2011
I agree with the statement that marriage should be taken more seriously and that people wanting to marry should seek more counseling. However, the Church should be more forgiving when a marriage fails. We are human and make human mistakes. The church will easily release a priest from his vows if requested and his quick to forgive a priest who commits child abuse. Why do the make it so hard to forgive you for having a bad marriage?
Haywood Jablowmi

Secaucus, NJ

#20 Jan 23, 2011
The pope knows all about marriage, right!

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