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Hungarian Bishop Calls For Married Priests

Bishop Miklós Beer, 74, of Vác, Hungary, will be asking Pope Francis to end priestly celibacy, he told szemlelek.blog.hu. Beer calls for married priests because of an alleged shortage of priests.

Beer's diocese has 220 parishes of which ten are without a stable priest. Beer wants to ordain married men “who lead a creditable family life”.

In April, radical Cardinal Walter Kasper said to katholisch.de that Pope Francis wanted bishops' conferences to submit to him requests for ordaining married men. Kasper indicated that Francis would be willing to abolish priestly celibacy.

Picture: Miklós Beer, © Thaler Tamas, CC BY-SA, #newsVbhjsionvx

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GTVisrockin
What is wrong with these clowns, do they not know their faith, do they not know Priests are already married to the church. The bride of Christ.. No obviously they don't, therefore they are not priests they are bums. Jesus said you can not serve two masters.
GJA Taylor
Lord Jesus, please have mercy and send us real men of faith as bishops.
mccallansteve
Way to go , bishop. No need for consecrated virgins in the Church who devote themselves entirely to God. That would be asking the impossible, right?
charisma
BrTomFordeOFMCap thanks for correcting, you are right.
Dr Stuart Reiss
Bishop Beer is Draughting a bitter proposal to hep ale ing parishes no doubt. I hope itd get canned.
BrTomFordeOFMCap
charisma I think you have phrased yourself poorly. I think you wished to say that Bishop Beer (oh how the English speaking media would love that name) wants to ordain married men rather than "to add ordained men (to be able to provide new priests for the parishes) to the existing (unmarried) priests". But you are right that ordaining married men would undermine the value of celibacy. Even the … 더보기
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Dr Stuart Reiss
all the priests I know are desperate to get married..this new step will please them no end..what a relief...I wonder if divorce and re marriage and co habitation and same sex unions will also be permissible for priests in time...otherwise it will not be fair....and perhaps their wives (husbands) could also be allowed to take part in their ministry as automatic deacons...
charisma
I'm afraid this article is more than misleading and confusing.
Bp. Beer does not want to end priestly celibacy BUT to add ordained men (to be able to provide new priests for the parishes) to the existing (unmarried) priests.
This is a big difference. Nevertheless it is a pity this will further destroy the status of celibacy as a value provided only for Jesus Christ.