Following on from Father Kevin Lees announcement that he is married do you think priests should be allowed marry?
I think they should, it is unrealistic to expect anyone to be celibate. I know Fr Kevin and have attended some of his services although I'm not a parishioner. I found him to be a lovely man, I always wished our diocese would have a priest like him! He has a lovely manner and is a compassionate caring person. He knows how to love so perhaps that's what makes him a good priest. I have a good friend who recently went into the priesthood and whilst I admire him and think he is a wonderful priest I am sad for him that he has chosen a life of celibacy.
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02-05-2012 18:53 #1
Should Catholic Priests be allowed to marry?
02-05-2012 19:00 #2
Only if gay/lesbian couples can
02-05-2012 19:03 #3
No, it'd cost the church too much.
02-05-2012 19:04 #4
Our Priest is ex-Army and is a single dad, but part of being a Catholic Priest is being committed to God like couples are committed to each other. So I say no
02-05-2012 19:05 #5
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02-05-2012 19:08 #6
I like the concept of being 'separate' when one is God's administrator.
It seems more 'holy'.
But the priesthood is struggling to maintain numbers and I think this would change it.
02-05-2012 19:09 #7
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02-05-2012 19:10 #8Senior Member
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I think anyone should be allowed to marry.
As far as celibacy, if someone chooses that than it should be respected but it shouldn't be forced upon anyone. It's human nature to reproduce.
02-05-2012 19:10 #9
I think that the vow of celibacy is very dated. I think that humans are designed to love each other and if ALL people had the permission to do so freely (with consenting partners), it would remove the distraction of feeling unfulfilled and allow people to get on with...living and doing. I'm sure I have far more intelligent things to say on this matter but I haven't eaten dinner so I may come back once my blood sugar has returned to a fit place.
02-05-2012 19:12 #10Senior Member
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Why arent they allowed to marry? Is there scriptual reason for it? Genuine question lol as im really not sure!
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