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Priest Adoptions?

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qfnol31
One of the Dominicans at my school has a dog. :)

For some reason I don't think they can adopt children though. Probably has to do with it would be difficult to raise them.

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the_rev
Well, I don't believe they can adopt children either.

Our priest has a Cat, that one of our cats gave birth too!

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friarMatt
adopting a child would be the exact oppostite of some of the other implications of celibacy/chastity...though I have also seens priests and religious who have treated their pets like children..hehehe

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M.SIGGA
Wasn't Quasimodo adopted by a priest? This is wierd but my old priest owned a severely overweight terrier named Prince D’Artagnan :huh:

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Pio Nono
JMJ
4/22 - Second Thursday of Easter

[quote]Fr Pontifex has a dog. He barks.[/quote]

Yeah, he barks at me every time I try to go into the sacristy at the church there in Jasper. Always jumping, yelping, looking at me like he wants me to throw a ball or something....oh, wait, we're talking about the [i]dog[/i]?! ;) j/k

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sista2b
yeah Iggy's (Ignatius) so cute!
he always has his nose under the gate. :wub:
hes about as big as me now though.

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HomeTeamFamily
pio nono i was just about to ask if it was Pontifex who barks of the dog......haha

anyway, im pretty sure the argument against adoption is the same as it as for against marriage.....a priest is someone who has placed God at the very forefront of his life......to put something else that requires the love of the priest in his life would be taking away a piece of the love which a priest has directed toward God

someone plz affirm they know what im talking about lol

my .02

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Crusader_4
I have heard of very rare situations where a Priest can adopt a child i.e. no one else could care for them. I do not think its unheard of but its not common or reccomended by any means.

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Dave
Wasn't there a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago around the time of Cardinal Cody who adopted 3 (?) boys?

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crusader1234
My priest has fish. Not that exciting. I think priests shouldnt be able to adopt, not because of chastity or whatever but just because that would be a very bad way to rear a child. Think of it, your dad is who you confess to. You have no mother. That child would have issues up the ying yang.

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Colleen
[quote name='Crusader_4' date='Apr 22 2004, 06:37 PM'] I have heard of very rare situations where a Priest can adopt a child i.e. no one else could care for them. I do not think its unheard of but its not common or reccomended by any means. [/quote]
What about J.R.R. Tolkien? When his mother died, a priest became the guardian of him and his brother.

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willguy
There have been cases where priests have become legal guardians for children, but they are the exception and are under unusual circumstances.

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willguy
There have been cases where priests have become legal guardians for children, but they are the exception and are under unusual circumstances.

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Norseman82
[quote name='Dave' date='Apr 22 2004, 05:41 PM'] Wasn't there a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago around the time of Cardinal Cody who adopted 3 (?) boys? [/quote]
Yes, it was Fr. George Clements of Holy Angels Parish. Fr. Mike Pfleger of St. Sabina also has adopted at least one child that I am aware of.

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Philippe
ya i was thinkin if a priest adopted a child it would be hard to raise because there is so much in the daily life of a priest... if i become a priest im gettin a dog fo sho so im not so lonely :P

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BLAZEr
I have heard of situations where a priest has become the guardian of a family member, I do know that a priest could not adopt a child without the permission of his bishop.

I am sure that a Religious priest (one who belongs to an order) would not be able to adopt a child, but a diocesan priest with his Bishop's permission would.

On a side note, I know a guy who adopted a young boy from Columbia before he became a priest, and when he turned 18, that man went to the Seminary. He is now preparing for ordination in the Diocese of Santa Fe.

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ilovechrist
[quote name='willguy' date='Apr 22 2004, 09:19 AM'] pets yes. Kids no. [/quote]
simple answers.. i like

but it is possible for them, with permission, to adopt kids, as long as the bishop watches over the situation..

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