Do you think pope francis must allow priest to get married now?

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    KenDeanAgudoposted 9 years ago

    Do you think pope francis must allow priest to get married now?

    If you are not familiar with this social issue, you might consider checking it out. Do you think priest should get married too without breaking their vow of celibacy? Lately, a group of Italian ladies have sent letters to Pope Francis to allow priest that they love to get married. Do you think it is good to allow priest getting married without breaking the vow of celibacy and will remain a priest even they have already married a woman?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image83
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    I don't see it as being a big deal. Peter, the first pope, and the apostles that Jesus chose were, for the most part, married men. I found the following while researching.
    This practice of celibacy began spreading in the Middle Ages. Around the 11th century Pope Benedict VIII issued a rule prohibiting the children of priests from inheriting property. A few decades later Pope Gregory VII issued a decree against clerical marriages.
    Ultimately, though, celibacy became the official requirement of the Roman Catholic Church due to the practice of nepotism. Church leaders were giving their children positions in the church, despite a lack of any qualifications or training. Further, church leaders were giving church property to their descendants. As a result, the Roman Catholic Church mandated celibacy in order to keep its priests from having familial attachments which made nepotism attractive.

    Historically priests were allowed to marry and many had children. If they were allowed to marry again it would not be something new.

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      Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you are right.  It was more of a tax issue and a inheritance issue for the political factions in the day. Jesus was married contrary to the beliefs of Christianity.  That is just one of many things they tried to coverup.

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      Larry Wallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Who was Jesus married to. I am a Catholic who grew up in the Baptist Church and I never heard that. If he was married,why wasn't the wife present when Jesus hung from the Cross and why did Jesus pick a disciple to take care of his mother.

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      KenDeanAgudoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Really? Why is that now they don't allow it. I really wonder if the church preaches are all authentic now

  3. Snøwman profile image58
    Snøwmanposted 9 years ago

    Marriage is ordained of God and should be available to all people.

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      Larry Wallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Many things are ordained by God. Each of us are called to fulfill a need. All people do not get married. Thus marriage, while ordained, is not compulsory for anyone.

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      KenDeanAgudoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but some people choose to be alone in life. Though we are already used to the fact that priest don't get married.

  4. Frank Menchise profile image51
    Frank Menchiseposted 9 years ago

    Hi, KenDeanAgudo that is a very good question you have asked; but for Pope Francis, to change the canonic laws and allow the priests to get married while still holding their priesthood might not be that simple, changes in religions especially in the Roman Catholic Church take a long time, just see the answer and the explanation that our friend dashingscorpio has given us, I feel that he really knows what he is talking about, so I agree with what he is saying.
    So to answer the question that Pope Francis should allow priests to get married is negative, my views here is that he should not be so hard on the priest that wand to get married, but he should really punish those priests that practice paedophilia, I know that here I sound that I am changing argument and talking about something else, but I am still talking about the sexuality and the need that men in particular have.

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      KenDeanAgudoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, dashingscorpio is quite impressive since he have shared the history of it. It looks sinful for us youth today but when we look at the history, it was definitely done in the past, it was just changed by some Popes.

  5. someonewhoknows profile image72
    someonewhoknowsposted 9 years ago

    One good reason to require celibacy is that a true believer in the faith can withstand the temptations of the flesh without resorting to sexual physical contact with another human being.In your question you don't mention whether or not the priest in question is heterosexual or not.

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      KenDeanAgudoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      All I am asking if should Pope Francis should allow priest to get married, why and why not . The though is already there

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    Larry Wallposted 9 years ago

    As a Catholic, I think someday we will have married priests. It will probably come in stages. Men who have lost their lives to an early death and seek to serve God might be the first group.

    Pope Francis may raise the issue at some point, but a change like that is not going to happen in the near future. In addition, while the Pope has ultimate authority, there are many orders of priests that have their own rules. Some priests are diocesan priests. Others belong to orders like the Jesuits. So there will not be a universal change in the future.

    Also, the wife of a priest and the children would have to make a strong commitment. Priests are often transferred, work very long hours and the pay is not that great. Most do have hospitalization insurance.

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      Larry Wallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I made an error in my comment. In the first paragraph I should had said married men, whose children are grown and living on their own might be the next group that could become priests. Wives would probably have some church obligations.

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      KenDeanAgudoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Larry Wall: I was thinking the same thing and for me its priest freedom to marry and have children.

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      Larry Wallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No one is forced to become a priest. When you take the vows of priesthood, you are agreeing that you will not get married. Many priests stop being priests and get marry. Many follow other Christian endeavors. They cannot administer church sacraments.


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