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