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Interesting, you mean religion changes and adapts over time? Things aren't set in stone? I'm looking at you "traditional marriage" people.
Next up--female clergy, marriage equality and same-gender married priests.
The Cardinal is right that Jesus never said anything about celibacy of priests. In fact, he never said anything about priests at all, as Garry Wills points out in his latest book "Why Priests?"
Sorry, Cardinal O'Brien. With all due respect, it ain't never gonna happen.
That wouldn't stop any of the shenanigans from happening, unless the church were to sanction gay marriage first. Then it may help.
This concept has worked very well in the 'Orthodoxies' and is something who time has come ... and probably should have centuries ago!
The first step the Catholic Church should take to get out of the dark ages would be to give women equal status as priests.
Don't get your hopes up too high, non-traditional types...i've been a catholic my whole life and have long questioned whether this do-not-marry jazz was ever god's will...many of the old testament patriarchs had wives and kids...i've long wondered where this prohibition came from...God, or the first gay guys in the old church.
Let it end, let them marry...if it's good enough for Moses, it's good enough for everyone else.
For voicing such views, cross this cardinal off anyone's short list to be pope, if he was ever there to begin with. Rome is tilting increasingly conservative.
This cardinal obviously has not studied or prayed on the Catholic teachings regarding priesthood. Where does the Star Tribune come up with these people they interview? Ugh!
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