Allow priests to marry
Apr 09, 2012 | 1959 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

The recent criticism by Pope Benedict XVI that priests should not question celibacy is totally typical for an institution that refuses to accept change. The Catholic Church continues to bury its head in the sand regarding this issue.

Other Christian denominations allow their ministers to marry, as well as the Jewish faith. It is high time for the Catholic Church to come down off of its throne and be willing to accept change.

Sincerely,

John Amato

Fresh Meadows
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Mary360
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April 09, 2012
I don't think a married priesthood would do anything but lead to more and different problems. It certainly won't bring new priests into the fold. Protestant denominations cannot find enough priests and pastors. What is needed is a total conversion of us all to recognize that it really isn't about us, but God. I'm not saying that God is demanding celibacy - more like if we weren't so obsessed with out own sexual and emotional needs, perhaps we would find these really can be met by total abandonment to the Lord. Perhaps we might learn sacrifice is powerful.