Church must allow priests to marry

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The recent criticism by Pope Benedict XVI that priests should not question celibacy is typical for an institution that refuses to accept that there must be change in this area.

The Catholic Church continues to bury its head in the sand regarding this issue. Other Christian denominations allow their ministers to marry, as well as the Jewish faith. It is high time for the Catholic Church to come down off its throne and be willing to accept change and to be able to change.

It is the real world and the church needs to get its act together.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

Posted 6:53 pm, May 16, 2012
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wavettore from world says:
Science and Religion should ultimately be able to walk hand in hand.
We should put aside the belief that to accept science means to also reject faith in God. Instead we should aim for an understanding of God that is not in contrast with science and while Religion could look beyond any scientific data no Religion should continue to exist only because it can speculate on the ignorance or misinformation of the people.
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The discovery of the existence of One Universal Law and One Order in the Universe
that had one beginning (at the Time of the Big Bang) not caused by Humankind confirm as a consequence the existence of One Creator.
May 19, 2012, 5:05 pm
Michael John from Jackson Hts says:
The Catholic Church in not a democracy. Part of its strengths lies in its consistency. We in America are used to having our opinions heard and majority rule (although the minority atheists are trying to have it differently). There are object truths that cannot be denied. I find great comfort in knowing that the Catholic church down the street is the same as the one I may visit in Poland. This is not a closed community but an open one. If you chose to be a part of us... Join. If not, do not criticize us... Go join a religion that fits your perception of what it should be. There you find your freedom of religion... Not in changing my religious institution, but in the ability to find your own way.
May 20, 2012, 8:32 am
mike mccann from douglaston says:
Mr John's letter regarding the Catholic Church and its lock on objective truth is sadly misinformed. Up until the year 1025, Catholic priest were allowed to marry. He also talks about his trip to Poland.I would suggest he visit a Polish Catholic Church and ask the priests why they are married. The answer he'll get is that the Vatican has always allowed it .
May 29, 2012, 7:20 pm

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