Married German being ordained Catholic priest

Feb 22, 2011 Full story: Bellingham Herald 9

In a rare move that needed the pope's approval, a Lutheran convert is being ordained as a Catholic priest in Germany and is being allowed to remain married to his wife - who has already become a nun.

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Since: Jan 07

Phoenix AZ

#1 Feb 22, 2011
Yes, but no nookie!
Sex is the problem in the RC church. It's considered not quite clean or pure under any condition. In the best of conditions, there are multiple rules of minutiae that have to be obserbed. And, even then.....
Dan

Omaha, NE

#2 Feb 23, 2011
Ye Olde Fart wrote:
Yes, but no nookie!
Sex is the problem in the RC church. It's considered not quite clean or pure under any condition. In the best of conditions, there are multiple rules of minutiae that have to be obserbed. And, even then.....
Sex within marriage has no problems RE: the RCC.

You're not REALLY that dense, are you?

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#3 Feb 23, 2011
Wow, a married German is being ordained a priest. Who cares about what's happening in the Middle East, lets take some time and discuss this story.

Since: Jan 07

Phoenix AZ

#4 Feb 23, 2011
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sex within marriage has no problems RE: the RCC.
You're not REALLY that dense, are you?
If so, then why all the rules as to the when, why, how and where of sex within marriage in the Catholic church?
If there is no problem, why all these rules and regulations?
orville

United States

#5 Feb 23, 2011
There are rules as to where why and when of sex? Maybe fifty or sixty years ago but not today.
Obi Won

Rochelle, IL

#6 Feb 24, 2011
orville wrote:
There are rules as to where why and when of sex? Maybe fifty or sixty years ago but not today.
To be sure the Church has taught about the sacredness of marriage and the relationship between a husband and wife. JPII taught often about the relationship of chastity and charity in marriage. But these are hardly "rules."

More to the article, if priests were to marry, the biggest obstacle would be the change of ministry in the parish.'Father' could hardly be expecected to be the janitor, keeper of the keys, bulletin editor, and all of the other non-ministry tasks. His focus would have to be on pastoring.

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Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#7 Feb 27, 2011
What about married women becoming nuns?

Since: Jun 09

DeKalb, IL

#8 Mar 1, 2011
Sheryl 1 wrote:
What about married women becoming nuns?
Monks and Nuns live in cloisters. By their lifestyle they would be celibate. Nun does not equal priest.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#9 Mar 1, 2011
Ye Olde Fart wrote:
<quoted text>
If so, then why all the rules as to the when, why, how and where of sex within marriage in the Catholic church?
If there is no problem, why all these rules and regulations?
What rules/regs does the RCC have respective to sex within marriage?

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