Pope Francis requests Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married

Pope Francis has requested that Roman Catholic priests be given the right to get married,

The request applies to priests in Brazil, and is on the agenda for an upcoming synod (church council) in the Amazon region.

The controversial move would address the critical shortage of men joining the priesthood – but is likely to drive divisions through the church by enraging conservative factions.

A small number of married Roman Catholic priests already exist, including previously married Anglican vicars who have joined the church.

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34 Comments

  1. I glad
    November 9, 2017

    I glad!!! Best news ever….

  2. November 9, 2017

    That’s a ploy, they tried of paying suits for rape.

  3. November 9, 2017

    Well! Their falsehood is showing up. Yet people choose to be blinded by this tradition. They made their rule, and they are now breaking it. People, read the Holy bible. All truth is in it. We are in the last days, and all lies must come to light. My mother and grandmother must be turning in their graves. LIARS!

    • viewsexpresed
      November 11, 2017

      Meeeee2, please tell us What on earth are you talking about? Can you please retry and take your time to think before you write. Educate us please , try again…..and take your time.

  4. Iloveda
    November 9, 2017

    I feel sorry for priests as well as nuns. They have to make such a big sacrifice by abstaining from intercourse. It’s not easy to abstain. They still have their hormones kicking in driving them to reproduce. It’s all natural but the church frowns upon it. Imagine being aroused and you are not allowed to do anything about it, not even pleasing yourself.

  5. Let The Truth Be Known - Original
    November 9, 2017

    Some people hear, the Media prints, the readers comment according to their mentality. Some are not correct.
    Married men will not be simply admitted just as that to the priesthood. They have to be visibly exceptionally good men who honored their marital vows, who lived a holy, exemplary life with their wife and family.
    Whatever people do behind closed doors is none of our business. Only God and themselves know. He will judge them.
    However, if more of you men were holy and lived holy lives you could become priests. If you taught your children to be holy, your boys could become priests, your daughters, nuns.
    You live too much of an earthly life, loving S E X and women more than you love GOD. Does God not know that?
    This prompts me and reminds me to say, The Mother of God, the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary said: “Many souls go to Hell for sins of the flesh.” Therefore, speak for yourself and try to save your souls. Much more could be stated about that.

  6. Believer
    November 8, 2017

    Good move forward by the Catholic church…hope another forward move soon will be to allow women to be ordained to the priesthood….
    Women have been ordained to priestly positions in the Anglican church, in the Episcopal church and others.
    2006 saw the ordination of the first female Presiding Bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church and also the first female primate in the Anglican Communion.
    The Catholic church will be making those two progressive moves ( priest to marry and women to the priesthood) that are commensurate with the modern world we live in.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 8, 2017

      I can tell you, about ordaining women priests, this is a NO! NO! The Church cannot change it. Only today I heard about this on the US Catholic Radio. This is following in the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
      The last thing the Church wants is a mess, mass confusion.
      If you are a Catholic, listen to Eternal Word Television Network – EWTN and also EWTN Global Catholic Radio, if you can.

  7. Engineer
    November 8, 2017

    We may all have our say in this. I personally think the Pope is right. In 1cor7:6-9. I say this as a concession not as a command. I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from god, one has this another has that. Now to the unmarried and to the widows I say, It is good for them to stay unmarried as I do. 9. But if they cannot control themselves they should marry for it is better to be marry than to burn with passion. These are the words of the apostle Paul to the Corinthians

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 8, 2017

      St. Paul stated that. The last sentence, I call him a riot. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Although a saintly man. When we read some of his writings, he could make us laugh.
      He was referring to single people who cannot keep themselves quiet, always seeking you know what, some with any and everybody and wherever. Know that some married people are no exception. There is a lot of that, much more in today’s world.
      He also said, “He wished those who are bothering you would castrate themselves.” Oh St. Paul! He did not mince words. Look this passage up in Holy Scripture or Google it.

      • Engineer
        November 9, 2017

        Your own words, Sadly you cant name a scripture.

      • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
        November 9, 2017

        Engineer, critical as always. How many people know all the verses/numbers of Chapters of Holy Scripture? I have much on a few tapes which I myself searched for and also as I read them and saved. I was not going to extract them while I was on DNO writing and for your scriptural benefit, to appease your critical mind. You could do some Holy Scripture homework and find it. This exercise would be good for you. You may find a chapter, a verse which would interest you and convert you.
        At least I stated it. I know exactly where to find it. Do you? :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • November 9, 2017

      @Engineer November 8, 2017

      So then the Apostle Paul is saying that the Life of celibacy is a gift from God, and he had that gift. That is why I thought that the men who entered the priesthood, realized that they had the ability to rule against their fleshly lusts and passions– that is what the Apostle means, by his words: “Died to the flesh and alive in the Spirit but this Pope has yet to understand these doctrines.

      He has ignored the message of Apostle Paul, who said to the Church of Corinth: “Now to the unmarried and to the widows I say to you all, it is good for you to stay unmarried as I do.”

      The men who decide to join the priesthood should have a mind of Spirit and Love, just like Jesus; that kind of mind fights against the feedings of the human senses, but perfectly receive the things of the Spirit full of Love and Holiness.

      A person who lives in the Spirit cannot be moved by fleshly desires, especially one who has vowed to serve God

  8. Ibo France
    November 8, 2017

    I’m not too keen about organized religion but I believe there is a God who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. Religion is the opiate of the people someone posited. True! Pope Francis is a pragmatist and I agree with his proposal about allowing priests to get married. Man by nature is a sexual being. For any man to indulge in celibacy is unnatural. No wonder the Catholic Church is embroiled in so many sexual scandals. Lastly, the church teaches us to just believe in its doctrines not to question them otherwise one would be blaspheming. Only fools do that.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 8, 2017

      The Catholic Church is not an organized religion. This is how some of you people view it as organized religion but you are wrong.
      The Catholic Church is not an organization nor a democracy. It is a Church headed by the Pope on earth. He is the Vicar of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord governs His Church from above. The rest is history to today until the end of time.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ established His Catholic Church when He said: “Thou art Peter and upon this Rock I will build MY CHURCH…..” He did not say my organized Church.
      Later, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Hierarchy decided to name it, “Catholic” which means “Universal”. This is what Our Lord meant for the world, “ONE CHURCH” not several ones and pockets with people establishing and heading their own church with their different beliefs and confusing some people as to which church is the true church.
      There is One True Church. It is The “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic” Church.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 8, 2017

      If you hear or someone asks you what are The Four Marks of the Catholic Church, it is, The “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic” Church.

  9. analy thomas
    November 8, 2017

    We are quickly approaching the last dispensation of the days of the gentiles. Let the body of Christ Jesus be lead by His word through the Holy Spirit and not by deceit! We were told time and time again that this world belongs to the Devil. You love it and lose your life!
    People, don’t grieve the Holy Spirit! Please, let us repent and bow before Jesus Christ our master. He loves every one and is knocking on our hearts through our conscience. Turn from those evil ways for what you don’t destroy will very well destroy you!
    Please, you have a choice to make and the Devil does not like anyone but is wickedly trying to grieve God because God loves us! You have life today not because you deserve it but by God’s mercy! Remember these words. God is a Holy God! Please He is waiting. There is a lot to discover in Him.
    All the Glory and honor and praise to Jesus.

    • November 8, 2017

      @analy thomas November 8, 2017

      I love your comments; yes indeed God is a Holy God, we don’t even need the Bible to confirm that for us; for as you said it: “He is knocking on our hearts from conscience, through His Person of Love, Christ Jesus, to tell us who He is. And I know for sure that He is Spirit with the nature of Love and Holiness

      It is very unfortunate that the World does not know it, but I truly believe that there is a huge difference between being a husband and a priest, or being a nun and a wife, compared to the one who has submitted his or her Life to serve our Holy God.

      I don’t know about others, but I have always wondered from whom does the present Pope receives his teachings and guidance; for he demonstrates nothing that is from God’s Holy Spirit

  10. Jax. GB.
    November 8, 2017

    Moving the goal posts to suit, again.

  11. One and only
    November 8, 2017

    It’s about d*mn time

  12. Hot and Cold
    November 8, 2017

    But most of those priests. are are already married in secret either to their male partner or female.. just that they don’t live together

  13. Shameless
    November 7, 2017

    Its about time! :twisted: :twisted:

    Hopefully that will be a change across the board and not only apply to Brazil but across the globe all the way into the vatican. My hope is this will help curb some of the “alleged” pedopelia and Bor-garing that is destroying the very soul of the catholic church. These changes if they continue may finally convince me to head back to church even if I will NEVER respect the bishop and the “Real-Mas-In-The-Cemetery” priest from up North who tends to believe his countryman the PM is Jesus reincarnated.

    Assertive like the rod of Moses! :twisted:

  14. November 7, 2017

    At the Book of Revelation, Apostle John told us that the angel showed him 144 000 men who would reign with Jesus in Paradise. Here at Revelation 14: 3-4 it said: “They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand (144 000) who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes.

    So then, I thought that the men who entered the priesthood were those who had made a solemn oath to serve the Holy God; Jesus confirms that thought of my mind when He described what Eunuchs are, and among them whom He mentioned he said: “And there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.” @ Matthew 19: 12

    I thought that most of those men belong in the priesthood; too bad that I was thinking wishfully

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      November 8, 2017

       
       
      Elizabeth, you got it wrong again, the the 144, 000 people the bible is talking about will come out of the twelve tribe of Israel, and they have nothing to do with singing. They will be responsible to rule over certain domain, like a governor or whatsoever Jesus Christ wish them to oversee!
       
      Hence, twelve thousand from each tribe; thus 12 X 12 = 144,000
       
      You know you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Sometimes I think DNO does not want want the truth on their site, Last night I wrote the qualification for a bishop in response the what Francis said they censored my comments, but let it be know that in Timothy chapter 3. The criterion for a bishop is that he must have one wife, and his children!
       
      For God said if a man cannot rule over his house and children properly, how can he look after the people of God, which is his congregation.

      As a result of this man and his predecessors prevention of priest having their wife, just about all his priest…

      • November 8, 2017

        “Elizabeth, you got it wrong again”, Sir Telemaque

        Yeah! Everyone is wrong and you are always right. The only problem is that you do not know what a great fool you are making out of yourself

        That is the reason why DNO does not print everything you post on their comment board, you are bad for their reputation. But what does my comment have to do with this? Please find someone else to throw up your rubbish on; I have enough trouble with you constant stupid objections to the wisdom of my mind. Thank you!

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 9, 2017

        You see Elizabeth, if DNO do not print what I write, and I must write, I can today activate Yvonnedods.com and write anything I wish on it. You see all I have to do is call AdvanceEmedia pay a few dollars and reactivate my site.

        So, doh worry about dis man ya eh! And the balance due they are talking about is simply to pay to retain the domain; (the name of the site)!

        Dear FRANCISCO TELEMAQUE,

        Attached for your records is a copy of the invoice for the balance due for http://.www.yvonnedods,com 

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    • November 9, 2017

      @Francisco Etienne-Dods TelemaqueNovember 9, 2017

      An empty boast, as usual, always trying to exalt yourself through a pack of lies, because you think that most people do not know the truth.

      Well I know the truth about your “stupid website” because I have looked at it in the past; you will not reopen it for the same reason it became inactive–you are the only one who would be writing there. But you are so in love with an audience, you would have no one to brag all those lies about yourself on that site

      I ask again, why are you always using my posts to write your stupidity? I couldn’t care less about whether you have an internet website or not–what can you do there, since I know that you cannot even open an account one of those social media such as Facebook. That is where you will fing the audience

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        November 10, 2017

        An empty boast, as usual, always trying to exalt yourself through a pack of lies, because you think that most people do not know the truth.

        Well I know the truth about your “stupid website” because I have looked at it in the past; (Elizabeth Xavier)

        You see how you dumb? One second you claim I am empty boast, meaning I donor have; or ever had a Website. Then you said  ” well I know the about your “stupid website.”

        So, make up your mind, one minute you make me out to be a liar, nest second you prove I am truthful; can’t you see you confused, and when you believe you believe you are cutting my jugular  vane, all you do is promoting me as very truthful man boy or whatever nasty name you wish to call me? 

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        Foolish, foolish, foolish woman oui!

  15. November 7, 2017

    The truth can either save or get one into deeper trouble with man/woman,i’m not overtly religious as you are and by the way, Biblical history is my forte, but i do not get into argumentative discourses. What ever is printed in my earlier comments, i stand firmly by, and you “VIEWSEXPRESSED” should stop being a slave to your beliefs, which is 3rd and 4th hand down from the original, copied from Ancient KHEMET. You may have to reeducate yourself.

  16. viewsexpressed
    November 7, 2017

    Ohhhh Bob…OOOOHHHH Bob, come on, You can do better than that. Anglican, Methodist priests married with a family, I guess now the celibacy relating to our catholic priests can come to an end. I sincerely hope that this does not extend to same sex marriage, ,Disgusting, because man…man…and woman to woman they cannot naturally start off a family and also this two wives to one man like in some Islam religion etc. .is not acceptable?
    Its gonna be a challenge and also does it mean nuns will marry also. I guess having a wife (woman) to her priestly husband will compliment the presbytery and their respective Parishes and assist well in the management, support of the church. Lets see where we go from here.
    Jesus, God Guide and Help Us. Blessings!

    • One and only
      November 8, 2017

      Even if 2 guys or 2 girls can’t start a family??? Point is they are happy! Stop acting close minded.

  17. November 7, 2017

    Maybe, just maybe, predophile, homo- sexualism and all that goes, might be tapered with. But ain’t the priests have been sleeping with both men and women of their congregation, plus the nuns? Hurricane Maria destroyed most of the revival congregations in Dominica, but the Evil Catholic church still stands.

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 8, 2017

      When you comment, be careful your words do not return to haunt you. This is why people must be careful what they say. It may have happened or is happening in their own household – to them.
      You have or had a father, grandfather, great grand father, other men relatives. How many men in the secular world, the laity have done the same even worst? They made vows, “‘Til death do we part.” What happened?
      Some have children outside of their marriage. Some married more than once. Some left their wife to live with another woman and the list goes on. . . Who is perfect?
      Be careful of stones that you throw. It will get thrown back at you especially when you die and are faced with your eternal judgment. God knows you are not perfect.

    • I CARE
      November 11, 2017

      I hope u are 100% free from sin.. And what u mentioned is everywhere in the world so stop attacking the catholic church. All u life is watching American television, u don’t see all the crap that goes on in the world. is it of catholic nature? Maybe u should ask yourself a ?? The catholic church is still standing. GOD HAS IT STANDING U NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT ONE (: and stop the judging.. only god can judge us.

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