March 9, 2017

Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be prayer. He also mentioned working with youth, the low birthrate,…
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January 20, 2017

My dream for my kids: celibacy

As a husband and father of two, my highest ambition is to have no grandchildren Few passages in Holy Writ ring true like St Paul’s lines in 1 Corinthians about…
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January 6, 2017

Mulling the practical pros and cons of married priests

There are plenty of historical and theological arguments for and against married priests, but few stop to consider the practical pros and cons. Yet Catholicism already has married priests, and…
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October 6, 2016

Proposed synod on married priests ‘was voted down by Pope’s advisors’

The synod will instead focus on 'Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment' The topic of the next synod has been announced as “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”, according to…
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August 20, 2016

The true history of celibacy

According to some reports, the next synod may touch on the question of ordaining married men. If we are to have such a debate, it should be based on fact,…
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December 9, 2015

English Bishops turn down proposal to ordain married men as priests

According to the Northern Cross, the independent newspaper for the Catholic Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle, Bishop Seamus Cunningham of Hexham and Newcastle proposed a motion on behalf of the…
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September 4, 2015

A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, abortion

Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of…
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October 7, 2014

Why are priests not allowed to marry?

Full Question: my question is why are priests not allowed to marry? Reply: Simply broken down, the ministerial Priesthood as it is now, shows forth the seriousness of the Call…
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