Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:47 PM
UrbScotty (23,373 posts)
Cardinal: Married Catholic priests a possibility (UPDATE: Cardinal's resignation accepted)
Roman Catholic priests should be allowed to marry and have children, Britain's most senior Catholic cleric said Friday.
Just throwing this out there, but the idea that women can't be priests is also "not of divine origin."
Either way, don't expect Cardinal Keith O'Brien to be the next Pope.
UPDATE: Cardinal O'Brien's resignation as archbishop of Edinburgh was accepted by the Pope this morning - just three months after he submitted said resignation. He also stated that he will not participate in the conclave.
While bishops are required top submit their resignation by their 75th birthday, the Pope does not always accept resignations so quickly. For some perspective, Cardinal George of Chicago submitted his resignation more than a year ago, but said resignation has yet to be accepted. My bishop, Walter Hurley, submitted his resignation last May, yet the Pope has yet to accept his resignation either.
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Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:44 PM
Pterodactyl (1,687 posts)
4. You know, there are already married Catholic priests.
If they get married in a rite other than Roman and then switch to Roman rite, they stay married.