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Catholic church allows married priests… but only out of sexism and homophobia

October 22, 2009

Via the New York Times:

In a momentous move on Tuesday, the Vatican said it would help Anglicans uncomfortable with female priests and openly gay bishops join a new Anglican rite within the Catholic Church.

The invitation also extends to married Anglican clergy.

Openness to married clergy is great news as far as I’m concerned; there is no theological reason why (parish) priests should not be allowed to marry. And allowing married Anglican priests to become Catholics can make a huge difference, simply by broadening our understanding of who is fit for the priesthood. But… must it come at the expense of women and the LGBT community? Why am I not surprised?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Olivia permalink
    October 24, 2009 10:26 am

    wow, I can’t decide whether to be happy the church is making baby steps in the right direction, or angry because it’s so freaking absurd. Hey, homophobic priests! Come join the Catholic Church, where we don’t let women and the gays do that sort of thing!!


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