Dating a catholic priest
A group of 11 retired high-ranking Catholic priests is causing a stir across Germany with their request to abolish celibacy.The men are part of a group of clerics who were ordained in 1967 in Cologne - a city considered both a Catholic stronghold and one of Germany's most progressive and gay-friendly cities.Eleven retired priests from Germany have called for an end to celibacy in an open letter, written in review of their 50 years as clergy.They are unusually candid in addressing the isolation many priests face.Venerabilis offers chat rooms in five languages - Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English - plus Twitter feeds, news updates, and hookup offers. 'Hi, my name is Marco & an ex-seminarian seeking young priest,' yet another wrote.'SEEKING YOUNG PRIEST' 'Good day, I live in Germany and seeking contact with like-minded men (priests),' one post said. Not all the users are priests, but some of the posts suggest that many Catholics have had relationships with priests at various points in their lives.or sit alone together in a car: such seclusion only gives space to say or do something you wouldn’t say or do in front of your parents or your priest -which probably means they shouldn’t be said or done at all.
) Comments made and Posts to which we link are not necessarily supported by the authors of this blog, nor are the posts of either blogger the responsibility or views of the other!The demand to abolish the century-old tradition is part of an open letter published at the wake of the golden anniversary of Decker and his colleagues as catholic priests.In the letter, they list a number of suggestions on how the Catholic Church could modernize itself to combat the fact that "questions of God are no longer relevant to many people in this country," including other demands seen as progressive bordering on radical by many within the church, such as lifting the ban of women as priests.Many parishes offer post-divorce workshops designed for the first months after a divorce. The Church—the institution as well as the individuals—needs to minister to the millions of divorced Catholics by both changing ingrained attitudes and reaching out in love.Yes, the Church is and should be pro-marriage, but, like its Lord, it must also love and support those whose marriages have failed. As the survivor of divorce after 30 years of marriage, I know there needs to be a healthier dialogue within the Catholic Church between those who have never divorced (including our clergy) and those who have.