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Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 17565 posts
status 22nd Feb '13

Why not?



Just wondering...why can't they? I am not catholic.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
22nd Feb '13

In my opinion everyone SHOULD be allowed to get married.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
22nd Feb '13

Why not? But I have a lot of "wrong" beliefs for being Catholic lol.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13654 posts
22nd Feb '13

"But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion." 1 Corinthians 7:9
Jesus' disciples were allowed to marry. I don't understand why priests shouldn't get to.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46019 posts
22nd Feb '13

Makes sense to me.



I understand why they changed the rules back in the day. The Church was the largest landholder. Priests having legitimate sons would break up that land.

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
22nd Feb '13

I don't see what the problem was? Educate me.



Id ask Catholic father sitting beside but I've already asked him three Catholic questions during his slow :lol: He's gonna kill me lol

Mrs.Sherwood ☮ 23 Weeks Due January 12 (girl); Mesa, AZ, United States 4186 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Jax in the Tardis:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-23/senior-british-catholic-says-priests-should-be-allowed-to-marry/4535700 WDYT?"


I think it's great. I'm not Catholic, I'm LDS, but at my Church we have an elected Bishop who is a member of the Ward originally and is called to be a Bishop. He could already have a family, he could be married while a Bishop and they generally have wives and families. I'm in support of it 100%, especially considering Jesus Christ had a family himself. Just my opinion though :)

JKBC♡ 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 9421 posts
22nd Feb '13

I think they should be allowed to marry, I think anyone should have that right. I've always thought it was weird that they couldn't, I don't see how being married would hinder them from their duties.

Mrs.Sherwood ☮ 23 Weeks Due January 12 (girl); Mesa, AZ, United States 4186 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting J+K=Bri+? :):" I think they should be allowed to marry, I think anyone should have that right. I've always thought it was weird that they couldn't, I don't see how being married would hinder them from their duties."


I agree! I actually think that the Bishop is able to relate to his Ward better because they generally have families and often experience the same things that Church Members do.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46019 posts
22nd Feb '13
Quoting Jax in the Tardis:" I don't see what the problem was? Educate me. Id ask Catholic father sitting beside but I've already asked him three Catholic questions during his slow :lol: He's gonna kill me lol"


The Church was the largest landholder. Priests having legitimate sons would break up that land and decrease the amount of power and wealth they had.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
22nd Feb '13

Yes priests should be allowed to marry. And we need women priests.

Boobo&bugs Due September 24; 1 child; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7569 posts
22nd Feb '13

Catholic priests could marry up until I believe the Middle Ages. The church wanted to inherit the priests land which could not happen if the priest was married and had a son. So they decided priests could not marry. This was explained to me by a catholic brother ( the only difference between a brother and a priest is who is allowed to lead liturgy). I think they should be allowed to marry. Though I understand people wanting to stick to such a long tradition.

JKBC♡ 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 9421 posts
22nd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Sherwood:</b>" I agree! I actually think that the Bishop is able to relate to his Ward better because they generally have families and often experience the same things that Church Members do."</blockquote>




Exactly! They would be able to truly have a family sense, some I've seen seem to stiff and standoffish when in personal situations.

Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1513 posts
22nd Feb '13

The bible says that the overseer ( priest for Catholics) should manage his own ride and children well. So it makes no sense that the catholic organization bans priest marriage.



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