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A Catholic priest in Australia has confessed to the public that he was secretly married last year. Now former Father Kevin Lee of Padre Pio parish in Glenmore Park, Australia, says the Church should relax its rules on celbacy for priests.  Continue Reading

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  1. Mike Markert
    2 years ago

    Is it precise to state that priestly celibacy is an ancient tradition? Catholic priests were allowed to marry into the early twelve century. Therefore, during the entire history of the Catholic Church priests have been allowed to marry for more years than the current requirement of celibacy.. In the overall scheme of things, it seems to me that the requirement for celibacy is relatively modern.

  2. Ezekiel
    2 years ago

    A priest cannot get married. It's not just a rule, it's a reality. In exchanging wedding vows, a priest ATTEMPTS marriage. It's no more real than if someone who is already married tries to wed another. Or if a woman tries to undergo ordination to the priesthood.

    Celibacy is not an unreasonable burden. And sexual misconduct by priests is caused by INFIDELITY, not by celibacy.

  3. Diane
    2 years ago

    He said he had girlfriends throughout his 20 year priesthood. He doesn't honor vows. He'll probably be an adulterer against the woman he recently married. Doesn't know how to keep a vow. He's also a fornicator. Nothing to be proud about and he's busy creating a crown of shame for himself and anyone gullible enough to listen to him.

  4. AlanG
    2 years ago

    To Jan, you wrote, "Celibate should be a choice." You are correct and it WAS a choice for all the Latin Rite Priests. They all took a oath to remain Celibate. Like someone who gets married, they too took an oath to remain faith to their spouse. The problem with today society is that people do not remain faithful to their own oaths!

  5. JeanCatherine
    2 years ago

    Thats the problem, we forget---The world, The flesh and the Devil. They seem to think as the world gets more so called advanced and modern so to the Church should forget her task as the Magisterium and the will of Jesus Christ for what is just a fleeting promise.

    The fleeting promise is false and will slip away in time. That fleeting promise is greed and lust for things of this world which will not totally satisfy. Were like spoilt children in a candy store. We must return to our goal---Jesus Christ and His Eucharist.

  6. Clarisa
    2 years ago

    Those who feel they cant go on with priesthood are free to go..this may lessen immoral practices in the church...

  7. abey
    2 years ago

    They make a fault & fault others for the fault, in this case against the Church itself Typically carnal & against this is Christ come.

  8. Greg
    2 years ago

    This priest forgot that he got married to the Church twenty years ago, and now he simply admits he was unfaitful to her and was using other women for his pleasure. The sad part is that he defends his action and requests Church blessings of his sinful behavior. How normal it is! Aren't we all sinners? Why aren't we falling down on our knees asking God to consecrate us for the sake of the Church? Why?

  9. diana
    2 years ago

    you have men from other faith to become priest with families but not men of the catholic faith in which they great faith and can serve God people. God doesn not care if they are married, this is a human being rule. it has nothing to do wih with God and he church greed. married men/ women can serve with more compasion and love for all and can even be there more with families and the people they serve. satan really , God gave us the ability to love and serve other whether married or not. other regilion do it why can't we married priest would be a great asses to the church and you would have alot more prients with the help of there familie. i married one and he served God even more because he had the support of his family.

  10. jan
    2 years ago

    I am..... a practicing Catholic,but also a post Vatican person. The ancient law of celibacy should be removed. Celibate should be a choice.It is a man made law, and could be removed by tthe stroke of a pen.Many man would be called to the Priesthood,and would have a better live with the love of family around him.But I guess that would be too costly.......

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