If a priest were to be married he would obviously know the family structure much better. Why would you want a priest at the pulpit without ever once experiencing family life, Once! That cohesive bond that keeps us all with one! The serpent is among us getting ready to devour. Freewill was giving to man so commonsense would prevail which what we fall very short off these days.
A priest isn’t needed to be treated differently. They should have the freedom and experience what it is like to live in an ordinary life. If priests did marry, they would have to have more jobs because they have to look after their family but they can also still carry out a role of a priest. Nothing can stop love. Priests will also have more experience that can help other problems. They’d be able to know what to do.
Priests would probably want a time in life where they can rest and spend time with someone because nearly all their lives are devoted to God.
Since when was ‘priests cannot marry’ a RULE...
So why does the church take away that freedom.? I know so many men who have said, "I would totally consider being a priest if only they could marry....". Marriage is a sacrament - so a priest can administer it but not
Completely celebrate it? Any marriage has challenges, medical marriages, those in the armed forces,... Answer is simply to forbid it? And look at the tens of thousands of children who have been victimized by men who have chosen the "celibate" priesthood.....
In the bible, it doesnt say they should not get married. I dont get why they cant experience the beauty of the family and not being alone. But the wife also has to aknowledge that she can't have his whole time. True love means accepting a person the way they are.
There are 24 different rites or traditions in the Catholic Church. The greatest of these is the Roman Catholic, but there remain 23 other distinct Eastern Catholic rites. The Eastern Catholic rites allow marriage and have since Christianity began. Do not forget that the Roman Catholic church also allowed priests to marry until it became an issue among a lot of corruption. The church did not emphasize enough or make sure that married priests understood the parameters of their vocation and the corruption prevented priests from being reprimanded for incorrect actions. Eastern Catholicism has always promoted priests getting married in order to be a true example for others and has always provided important teaching on different rules and disciplines of marriage for the priests.
Well they have their own lives. And plus idk sih. Oh whatever. I just hopw it will be allowes for them. Cause im sure theyd want it too. Theyd also be happier. They'd alpreciate it. I hope it works out. Im sure it would be nice i think. Thanks now. Bye
Where in the bible does it say that priest's shouldn't marry? The bible states that we shouldn't add anything to or take away anything from God's commands. The Catholic Church is guilty of this as it makes up many rules and regulations that are not based in scripture. A wife would be a great source of strength to the priest and a blessing to the Church. Please Pope Francis make the change now, why wait?
Where in the bible does it say that priest's should not marry? The bible states that we should not add anything to or take away anything from God's commands. The Catholic Church is guilty of this as it makes up far too many rules and regulations that are not based on scripture. This is just one example of this. A wife would be a great source of help and strength to the priest and a blessing to the Church. Please Pope Francis make the change now, why delay any longer?
No mater who someone is and what they believe in, we should all have freedom in love. If a priest decides to marry another they should be allowed after all it is there life, who are we to say who and what they should love. Our world should be a loving and caring area where we do not enforce other beliefs onto other people.
Just so you know, breaking up because of men's vocation to priesthood is painful. Because you both love each other, but you have to let go. Yes, Jesus is a bachelor, but he teaches us to love. When he came to teach his children, he didn't tell us that those who will follow him should be a bachelor too. If so, then why is it that only priests are not allowed to get married?
But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and his interests are divided. (1 Corinthians 7:32-34)
Why would a man not marry if he could? He would be suspected of having some "special" condition of which maybe he would not be willing to talk openly. Sexual impotence, homosexuality, fear of women, inability to commit to some real person, etc. Of course he could swear that it was his celibate vocation that made him choose that station, but anyway he would be suspect.
Priests are devoted to their job. They visit schools and they visit the elderly. If they were married they would not be able to visit them as much because their wife and children would want their time. And Vice versa if you are married you wont have as much time as you would like to have with your wife and children. They are allowed to marry as long as their children are grown up when they become a priest.
1) if you personally know a priest they don't have a desire to be married to a woman, that's by choice . 2) it makes no sense the argument of molestation is because there not married3) the inspiration they get of not being married to a woman is from Jesus Christ .4) how does a married priest make you a better catholic,? 5) Those " old laws" has kept this church , priest , parishioners, strong for thousands of years.
If a priest is unmarried, he needs not worry about pleasing his wife, he can focus on the work of god and be anxious about how to please The Lord. As said in St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 7, line 32-34, read it for yourself and see
Once a priest vowed chastity he can never have sex with others. And besides Jesus once said "And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life." Which means, if you want to teach the word of GOD, you must leave what you have except GOD.
This isn't a question of what priests are "allowed" to do. Men aren't just born as priests so they don't get rights to do whatever they want with their lives. Priesthood is a vocation, meaning it's God's choice for what you should do with your life. Men who are called to be priests aren't meant to be married, if they were they would not be priests! If you decide to be a priest it shouldn't be just a job, it should be your whole lifestyle to serve God in this special way. If you really want to have a wife and kids, GUESS WHAT? Don't be a priest. Being a priest doesn't make you look better in God's eyes if that's what you're worried about. I think God just wants you to be good at what you do and enjoy it. Sorry if I'm ignorant, but this is what I believe.
Catholic priests are married to the church. The church is their bride. Whoever is called to become a priest knows the vocation which they are called to do. There are no outdated laws of the church. Are the commandments outdated? They were given by God before the time of Jesus, yet we still abide by them. Therefore, by becoming a priest you are obligated to the church, because that is your vocation.
Priest, Like any other human being, Are granted free will. They may choose to leave their vocation as a priest in order to get married. Needless to say, It will not make the less of a Catholic if they leave the order. Being a family man while being a man of God will be convoluted as the demands of providing for a family while leading a community's spiritually on a daily basis is a questionable engagement.
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