Posts Tagged ‘Clergy marriage’

Married priests not the solution to vocations crisis says Vatican cardinal

Monday, March 25th, 2024
Married priests

A Vatican cardinal stated that advocating for married priests is not the solution to addressing declining vocations in Ireland. Cardinal Lazzaro You Heung-sik, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy, suggested fostering a true witness to the Faith could reverse the trend. Cardinal You was visiting Knock for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors. Read more

Cardinal Hollerich: More vocations possible for priests through marriage

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Jean-Claude Hollerich, Cardinal of Luxembourg and member of the Council of Cardinals, has spoken out in favour of the possibility of marriage for priests. “There are people who find it difficult to live a celibate life. If you gave them the choice, you could attract a few more to the priesthood,” Hollerich told the Luxembourg Read more

Vatican Synod sparks hope for priestly celibacy and marriage change

Monday, October 30th, 2023
priestly celibacy and marriage

A young Kenyan clergyman hopes the question of priestly celibacy and marriage is answered in his favour during the synod of Catholic bishops in Rome. Rev. Edwin Githang’i Waiguru, a former Roman Catholic missionary, said marriage was a dream come true for him. On Sunday (October 22) Waiguru married a woman and was ordained in Read more

Vatican encourages discussions on LGBTQ+ inclusion and women’s role in the Church

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023
LGBTQ+ inclusion

The Vatican has released a 50-page working document urging Roman Catholic bishops to engage in discussions regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion and the role of women within the church. The document, called Instrumentum Laboris (Latin for “working document”), is based on the input gathered from a two-year worldwide global synod, where Catholics were invited to share their Read more

Most Irish Catholics want ordination of women and marriage for priests

Monday, June 20th, 2022

The great majority of practising Irish Catholics favour the ordination of women, marriage for priests who want it, greater roles for divorced and remarried people or couples and single parents, and more respect for LGBTQI+ people. They also want better-prepared, shorter sermons and the removal of bloodthirsty Old Testament readings from Masses and other liturgies, Read more