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Bad Things Blacksburg, SC, United States 21226 posts
Feb 22nd '13

Why not?



Just wondering...why can't they? I am not catholic.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
Feb 22nd '13

In my opinion everyone SHOULD be allowed to get married.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13673 posts
Feb 22nd '13

"But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion." 1 Corinthians 7:9
Jesus' disciples were allowed to marry. I don't understand why priests shouldn't get to.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Feb 22nd '13

Makes sense to me.



I understand why they changed the rules back in the day. The Church was the largest landholder. Priests having legitimate sons would break up that land.

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
Feb 22nd '13

I don't see what the problem was? Educate me.



Id ask Catholic father sitting beside but I've already asked him three Catholic questions during his slow :lol: He's gonna kill me lol

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Feb 22nd '13
Quoting Jax in the Tardis:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-23/senior-british-catholic-says-priests-should-be-allowed-to-marry/4535700 WDYT?"


I think it's great. I'm not Catholic, I'm LDS, but at my Church we have an elected Bishop who is a member of the Ward originally and is called to be a Bishop. He could already have a family, he could be married while a Bishop and they generally have wives and families. I'm in support of it 100%, especially considering Jesus Christ had a family himself. Just my opinion though :)

**Quinn** 1 child; f**k it, CA, United States 5205 posts
Feb 22nd '13
Quoting J+K=Bri+? :):" I think they should be allowed to marry, I think anyone should have that right. I've always thought it was weird that they couldn't, I don't see how being married would hinder them from their duties."


I agree! I actually think that the Bishop is able to relate to his Ward better because they generally have families and often experience the same things that Church Members do.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Feb 22nd '13
Quoting Jax in the Tardis:" I don't see what the problem was? Educate me. Id ask Catholic father sitting beside but I've already asked him three Catholic questions during his slow :lol: He's gonna kill me lol"


The Church was the largest landholder. Priests having legitimate sons would break up that land and decrease the amount of power and wealth they had.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
Feb 22nd '13

Yes priests should be allowed to marry. And we need women priests.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 8124 posts
Feb 22nd '13

Catholic priests could marry up until I believe the Middle Ages. The church wanted to inherit the priests land which could not happen if the priest was married and had a son. So they decided priests could not marry. This was explained to me by a catholic brother ( the only difference between a brother and a priest is who is allowed to lead liturgy). I think they should be allowed to marry. Though I understand people wanting to stick to such a long tradition.

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

The bible says that the overseer ( priest for Catholics) should manage his own ride and children well. So it makes no sense that the catholic organization bans priest marriage.



http://mobile.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+3%3A1-13&version=NIV

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. http://mobile.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Timothy+3%3A1-13&version=NIV"</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.