Vatican considers letting married men be priests

Vatican considers letting married men be priests

A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon. The recommendation also called for some kind of ’official ministry’ for women in the area. It was the most direct mention ever in a Vatican document of the possibility of a married priesthood and a greater ministerial role for women.

Parker 7 months

It should be everywhere. You'd certainly cut down on the rampant sexual misconduct.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 7 months

"Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate,self-controlled, respectable, hospitable,able to teach, not given to drunkenness,not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)" - 1 Timothy 3:2-5

Eric 7 months

Byzantine Catholics already do this and don't have the scandals that the Roman Catholics do...

WWG1WGA 7 months

This Pope is without a doubt a servant of Satan

What Do I Know?
What Do I Know? 7 months

only 500 years after Martin Luther

Brandon Barnett
Brandon Barnett 7 months

This should of been done long time ago

Jeremy LaMont
Jeremy LaMont 7 months

Yesss, that slow move toward Lutheranism! Now we just need to work on that doctrine of justification, Marian devotion, praying to saints, um, the idea of grace as a tabulated points system, papal infallibility, um, citing the apocrypha as Holy Scripture, um...

FirstCensorshipThenJail 7 months

Remember, the Roman Catholic Church created the rule of an unmarried priesthood to deal with corruption in the first place.

ConcealCarryProtect 7 months

Martin Luthers Hammer on the door finally got through to you?

Notsurewewillsee 7 months

It is clear that these authors don’t know or understand the Catholic Church. We already have married priests, it is just rare and only under very specific circumstances. So there is a precedent.

Plumer 7 months

That way they can molest their own kids too.

Alvvin Reynosa
Alvvin Reynosa 7 months

what is Time doing .Their article has nothing to do with the fact that the article is talking about Vatican and priets????

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 7 months

more concerned about the "official ministry for women" part. the church already has many married priests.

Jon Gosselin
Jon Gosselin 7 months


Bodhi star
Bodhi star 7 months

Queer Rights are Human Rights!!!🏴🏳️‍🌈🏴

me notyu
me notyu 7 months

interesting. many of the various sectarian wars of the medieval age were because the catholic church did not allow clergy to marry while other sects of the church did.

Daniel C. Reiter
Daniel C. Reiter 7 months

Gay men?

Life of Ri
Life of Ri 7 months

This is a joke. Read the articles. They are CONSIDERING it for a REMOTE area of the AMAZON. Not the church as a whole thank God.

Gaz Matic
Gaz Matic 7 months

Worse pope EVER!

Redd 7 months

It's about time! Those celibate votes contributed to pedophilia in churchs, I'm sure of it. Maybe this will help.

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