Start Episcopal priests dating and marrying

Episcopal priests dating and marrying

Could the Catholic Church be about to change the requirement of priestly celibacy?

After all, it was just in September that Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions.

A small number already exist, most of whom were Anglican priests who converted. Monsignor Erwin Krautler, the secretary of the Episcopal Commission and prelate of Xingu in northern Brazil, suggested ordaining women deacons as priests to adress with the shortage.

It’s estimated there are about 120 married priests in the U. But the Pope has said the church’s prohibition on ordaining women would likely last forever.

The proposal will be debated by local bishops at an upcoming synod and, should it ultimately be approved, could be used as a test case to determine if ordaining married might work elsewhere.