Hi guys - I was watching the 'Heaven and Earth Show' today - and it had a whole discussion on the issue of the celibacy of Catholic Priests and the problem that this is causing (the decrease in the number!).
What are you views on this? Do you think the church will have to allow Priests to marry? Or ordain women?
Someone commented that (if I paraphrase): allowing marriage will allow priests to be full human beings, as celibacy is totally unnatural.
How do you guys feel about this?
Ossie1701: No I don't think the Church will change it's stand. In actuality there's been a slow down in the decrease of priests, and a slow increase in the number of young men entering seminaries, at least in Asia, so we may be looking at a turnaround of the situation. I also don't believe celibacy is unnatural. Christ was celibate wasn't he? And he was fully man. I don't really see having sex as the only way to fulfil one's humanity. Many men are celibate without being priests.
Not very coherent right now, sorry.
who created this society and why?
how do yu rate people to allow them to join?
Shinytoy created the society for Catholics to talk about the faith and so on.
Well, they have to check the societies panel, and we look at the join request, and various other things. Participation in the society and so on.
is anyone going to the national Cahtolic Youth Event in Birmingham NIA in a couple weeks? apparantly it will be the largest gathering of Catholics in 1/2 a century!!!
*is excited and immature*
i'm going by myself so if any TSRs are going, would be cool?
also, anyone know what workshops are running?
surely there must be at least one person...? on the website it said there were 4000 18-30 year olds expected! is this in the right forum