If only priests could have shotgun weddings!
By Diogenes (articles ) | May 27, 2010 5:58 PM
They are used to secrecy, to hiding their feelings, to waiting in the shadows for their men. But now a group of women who have had intimate relationships with Catholic priests has decided to speak up against celibacy.
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Posted by: paulmay6949 -
May. 28, 2010 7:11 PM ET USA
Dear Brother Diogenes, Nicely stated, with simplicity, and straight to the point. Relativism being the theme for this issue, this example is all too frequently encountered in our relativistic world today. Few enough individuals today seek their own remedy until they are found guilty of sin or crime, then they proceed to declare the law they were caught offending as unjust. Simple, but all too common.
Posted by: Eagle -
May. 28, 2010 7:41 AM ET USA
Just as it's "blindingly obvious" that the sexual abuse crisis is primarily attributable to promiscuous homosexual behavior with post-pubescent boys, so it's equally "blindingly obvious" that normal celibates not infrequently fall, and the falling gives scandal to the Faithful. As the Holy Father has made clear, the Evangelization of our acnostic secular culture is crucial. It's time to examine celibacy, and scandal, in light of the Church's mission not in light of politics, secular or ecclesial
Posted by: wolfdavef3415 -
May. 28, 2010 12:44 AM ET USA
It seems that the familial aspects of the Catholic faith are under the heaviest attacks from western societies. While I would gladly agree with the obvious reasons for this, the workaholic atmosphere of western culture does not play nicely with the stay at home parent (mom or dad). I plan to donate (again) to catholicculture.org because society needs to be steered towards an environment where it is okay to be at home raising children, and not an affront to your masculi/femini-nity. The parents..
Posted by: Gil125 -
May. 27, 2010 9:47 PM ET USA
"...[T]hey weren't wronged by priests who honored their vows of celibacy" IS blindingly obvious, Di, but, unfortunately, not to them---or to most of their readers. We need to come up with an axiom that trenchantly describes the un-obviousness of the obvious. Please work on it. You're far more clever than I.