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the_rev

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Hey everyone,

I was wondering, if the pope was to change the standards, say, priests could get married, would you

a) still become a priest (Celebiate)

b) become married then become a priest

Though I don't htink this is forseen in our Church's history, since we have overcome many struggles, ie: Spanish Inquisition, etc.

Over time this will all pass, and the priesthood will return back to go standards.

Anyways, why I ask is because many of my protestant friends feel that the standards of the priesthood will be changed.

What r your thoughts?

Peace of Christ,

Eddie

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Well, I don't think it would be too relavent to me, because I am discerning Orders, not Diocesan, and I highly doubt there will ever be married priests in Orders. But if I was to be Diocesan, I would probably stay celibate. Good question! This very easily could change in the future, who knows.

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While I have no personal interest (aside from the fact that I have two sons ;) ), my priest said that it's almost cruel to think of married priests. Priesthood is a 100% sacrificial commitment and marriage is a 100% sacrificial commitment. How can one man live two 100% sacrificial lives?

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Somehow the Eastern Rite in the Catholic Church priests (not in America, because I learned that they cant get married here in US), but in Europe, somehow do it.

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[quote name='the_rev' date='Dec 12 2004, 09:52 PM'] Do we recongnize the eastern rite church as faithful to the magisterium? [/quote]
Yes.

And deacons do it too, though not in the same way.

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i shall hopefully be ordained a diocesan priest in 2007. If things change before then, i believe that i would remain celibate. I feel a very strong call to celibacy. God allowed me some wonderful dating experiences before seminary, which showed me that marriage is a beautiful life, but not for me.

[quote]why I ask is because many of my protestant friends feel that the standards of the priesthood will be changed.[/quote]
I hear this from a lot of [i]Catholic[/i] friends :rolleyes: So many folks think this is the magic bullet to solve the "priest shortage". But celibacy isn't the major cause of the shortage, IMHO. I think it's more that our culture discourages any service oriented lifestyle which doesn't reward with lotsa $$.

This is why the nursing profession is also in crisis right now. Even volunteer fire companies have trouble finding recruits.

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[quote name='the_rev' date='Dec 12 2004, 08:52 PM'] Do we recongnize the eastern rite church as faithful to the magisterium? [/quote]
Oh yes!

I would remain celebate. I know [i]two[/i] married Roman Priests. Believe me, it's not easy on them.

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Davey B, what dioceses are you with?

If you don't want to post it here, please private message it to me, we have a David B. in our dioceses, and was just curious.

Peace,

Eddie

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