Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1842 posts
Feb 22nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:</b>" The bible says that the overseer ( priest for Catholics) should manage his own ride and children well. ... [snip!] ... the catholic organization bans priest marriage."</blockquote>

Wife not ride

Sierra&Aria[09.14.12] 1 child; Illinois 366 posts
Feb 22nd '13

*not saying I believe this just repeating what I was taught*

The Catholic churches teaches that priests (and nuns for that matter) take a vow of celibacy so they can better serve their parishes. If they're celebate they will have more time/energy/etc to devote to their flock rather than having to split it between family and church duties.

Though the landholding thing makes total sense. Lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I think it's a great move. I hope it happens as it would be a big, positive change. Lots of men feel very committed to the Catholic Church but also want the personal love and I timacy of marriage.
While the history of not allowing marriage is correct, the current, more practical reason has to do with dedication to the community and not a family. It's part of their sacrifice.