Posts Tagged ‘celibate clergy’

Priest has memory lapse during wedding service

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Weddings are significant events that can make people anxious. Most individuals are not used to being the focal point of attention in a large gathering. They may need help with their words; the Best Man might forget to bring the rings;  unexpected delays of one or both parties can cause anxiety. But most people anticipate Read more

The true history of celibacy

Friday, September 9th, 2016

According to some reports, the next synod may touch on the question of ordaining married men. If we are to have such a debate, it should be based on fact, not fantasy. You will sometimes hear people say that priests could be married up to the 12th century. Others say that celibacy was imposed on Read more

Former Irish president says all-male family synod is bonkers

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Former Irish president Mary McAleese has described the Pope’s plans to canvass bishops’ opinions on family life as “completely bonkers”. She strongly questioned Pope Francis calling a synod later this year on family life. Ms McAleese said there was “just something profoundly wrong and skewed” about asking clergy for their views on this subject, when Read more