And this week's Comical Coverage of Catholicism Award goes to...
Sometimes the misleading news reports about the Catholic Church are disturbing. Other times, they’re merely comical. Take for example this entry from KTVI, the Fox affiliate in St. Louis:
Catholic priests to vote on whether married men can be ordained
It turns out that the Association of US Catholic Priests, a group representing around 1,000 clerics, is meeting in St. Louis.
The association will be voting on whether lay people could have more voice in the church. As well as how bishops are selected.
Although, the biggest issue will be whether the church will allow married men into priesthood. Many members believe celibacy should be optional for Catholic priests.
Well, I suppose any group can vote on any topic. But after the votes are counted, what happens next? Why not vote on who’s going to win the World Cup? That vote would be equally likely to determine the result.
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Posted by: ElizabethD -
Jun. 25, 2014 9:30 AM ET USA
Based on the pictures of the gathering available on other websites, they are on average elderly priests. How is it relevant if malformed 50's-60s-70s era priests don't agree with priestly celibacy? Young priests do not agree with them. They are not relevant within the Church, which is why they crave secular media to promote their message. It's not the norm for priests' groups to seek secular media publicity.
Posted by: Defender -
Jun. 24, 2014 11:25 AM ET USA
Wonder if such a group could have existed prior to Vatican II?