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Should Catholic Priests be allowed to marry ???

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AnnCardiff Report 24 Feb 2013 12:33

seems to me that the general consensus of opinion is that they should be allowed to marry - it's human nature


OneFootInTheGrave Report 24 Feb 2013 13:19

AnnCardiff, I agree, I have been going back through the thread and think that is the consensus of most people :-)


~Lynda~ Report 24 Feb 2013 13:37

I wonder what the majority of Catholic priests would say?


eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 13:44

Lynda - depends on the eligible young ladies in their respective flocks probably.
(only joking)
I think it is such a difficult one because of the fundamental basics of catholicism. But, as said earlier, it is probably on the back burner at the moment.


JustJohn Report 24 Feb 2013 14:00

I have just come back from preaching to over 80 at a local chapel.

You will never guess my text. It was 1 Corinthians Chapter 7 verses 8 and 9. And by sheer coincidence, that is the passage Gwynne has quoted a couple of posts ago.

I always get a wonderful reception at this chapel and confided how nervous I was at the start. And I went over my allotted hour so sermon must have been about 30 minutes long.

And everyone (honestly, everyone) said I had managed to deal with a very thorny subject very well and many said it had helped them a lot to understand Paul and to understand the Catholic tradition of only celibate men in "Adam's seat".

Anyway, I will put more on Christian thread tonight but just thought I would share that coincidence with you :-)


supercrutch Report 24 Feb 2013 14:38

Thanks, as an atheist I was enthralled!

What a pity we cannot have alternative views published without being leapt on!

Anyway back to the SUBJECT:

Hey ho such is life and I look forward to hearing how the RC church will handle their latest hot potato ;-)


Kay???? Report 24 Feb 2013 14:44

They will be juggling it from one to another Sues till it cools down .......not only that they do have very large carpets, ;-) :-D :-D :-D :-D.

and big brushes. ;-)


eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 14:47

Does that mean if they drop the potato and it makes a mess of the carpet they will be able to sweep it up?


supercrutch Report 24 Feb 2013 14:57

Well I wouldn't want to be the one left holding it :-D

As for the mess nobody will be able to walk on the mountainous carpet ;-) there is enough errr....'stuff' been brushed under already :-D :-D

The church is no different to any other organisation, it doesn't want bad publicity!


AnnCardiff Report 24 Feb 2013 15:04

crumbs - you do have a busy day John - attending three services and preaching at another and still time to come on here :-S


eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 15:18

John it would be fascinating to see a transcript of your sermon as it is so topical


GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 15:46

It was probably copied and pasted from google.



eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 15:49

lmao GP - very good


Kay???? Report 24 Feb 2013 15:51

as for the hot spud it puts a whole new slant on,

One potato ,two potato..... :-D ;-)


eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 15:55

Is that how they choose the new pope?


GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 16:27

Only after they have been boiled in holy water and blessed. So mote it be.



eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 16:31

Should I be incensed?


JustJohn Report 24 Feb 2013 16:34

Errol. My notes are almost unintelligible to me. I kept scribbling bits out and adding bits in this morning when doing final preparation.

No GP - not much googling at all. But I did find parts of this thread to be amazingly useful and would like to thank many of you who have clearly thought about this issue spiritually.

I had notes for about 5 minutes, so fact I was able to confidently spout on for perhaps 30 minutes with hardly any notes and not bore the pants off people spoke volumes for what we can do when God is with us and when you have quite a few very knowledable and thoughtful people on a serious thread like this.

Thanks for posting thread, OFG :-D :-D


GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 16:36

could be painful Errol :-D



JoyBoroAngel Report 24 Feb 2013 16:36

if gods with you John tell him

its his round at the bar :-D :-D