Help Us Abolish the Mandatory Celibacy Law in the Catholic Church-We Want Optional Celibacy

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Jeremy Barthelemy
Aug 3, 2020
I think this is an important issue that we need to address. Not that all predatory activity will diminish but it is a step in the right direction.

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Tina James
Apr 12, 2020
I am signing because I believe everyone has the right to be married. Celibacy is not the answer.

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Chris Castro
1 year ago
[Part 2, of my commentary.] Can you all imagine the joy & upliftment that would come upon the priestly profession, if the celibacy rule was abolished? Imagine the vibrant numbers of men who'd be glad to join the clergy, in the future, if they knew in advance that a virtuous, married life would & could be part of the deal? Think about all the emotionally conflicted men currently in the priesthood, ----------who've probably given thought to splitting away & joining a Protestant/Evangelical denomination of the religion, to free themselves from the celibacy burden, ----------who at that point then, would be quite happy to continue on as Catholic priests. Yes: I'd be fully in favor of this change in the Catholic Church, to becoming a married clergy. Our priests are just human people, who deserve the freedom of possibly having a spouse, and even children if they'd choose to, as well as normal societal relationships & interactions, during their active, young, professional lives. Let us herald in modernity, in the Church authority's future requirements for the clergy. May the celibacy demand be eliminated, once & for all! The Church law must be changed. [End of Part 2, & the conclusion of this particular commentary.]

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Chris Castro
1 year ago
[Part 1 of my commentary.] Celibacy is a hideous scourge & curse upon the Church. It is NOT normal, rational or natural as a clerical law & requirement! It puts a horridly awful burden upon any young men who contemplate entering the priesthood, or those already in, condemning them to an emotionally tormenting restriction on their future lives. It condemns these fine men to gloomy, dreary lives of intense loneliness & isolation, and prevents any normal semblance of even mere friendship with women, from ever forming.
Other religions, such as Judaism, and other Christian branches, such as Protestantism & Eastern Orthodoxy, all readily permit a married priesthood or clergy, plus the opportunity for these men to become fathers. The Rabbi, the Protestant minister/reverend/pastor/deacon, the Orthodox priest, are all readily living such a fulfilled & contented way of life, and have for many centuries, without a shred of shame. The Catholic Church should & must evolve with the times, and end the horrible tragedy of the celibacy requirement, as religious law. [End of Part 1, of this commentary.]

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I. L.
2 years ago
Irma Lucero

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Jana Radojcicova
2 years ago
Yes § I want normal people in church

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Miška Zigová
2 years ago
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Eileen Condon
2 years ago
I support this statement and have found all of its premises to be true in my own life. Although I no longer support or practice Catholicism I do believe change of this kind would be helpful. On the other hand, freedom from oppression is not always granted. It often needs to be taken.

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Christine Lund
3 years ago
I am signing because true love for one another is a pure expression of God, worthy of celebration, and capable of inspiring greater peace in humanity.

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Tony Flannery
3 years ago
I believe that giving people access to the Eucharist is more important than a Church ruling on priesthood.