This just shows how far people in the West have gone from Catholicism. Perhaps, this is the reason why churches are closing in the West. I don't want married priests in my church. There are plenty of sects where you can play "Eucharist" and be married.
What's shocking in this all?Just showing how parochial and heretical the Vatican is, that its followers, confroted by Apostolic practice, would be astounded.
Nothing. Normal Catholics would be confounded and angry if the Church allowed married priests. This is our Holy Tradition.
My mother and grandmother were astounded when they read in Catholic newspapers that the Vatican would allow married priests for the Anglicans. In the eyes of Catholics, even this exception from the law is too far reaching.
From the impression I get from my Catholic relatives, I think the reaction of most of them would be "It's about time!" When it comes to married priests, contraception, etc., most just don't care what the "traditional" position of Catholicism is.
Call me parochial, that's the Catholicism I know. I could no longer trust a church, in which the priests' sons murdered their neighbours.
Heretical, I'm sorry but what has the Patriarch of Constantinople called the Romanians and Russians?
Good thing you weren't around during the era of the Borgia popes! Cesare Borgia did in more than a few of his dad's, the pope's, enemies, while he was a 'cardinal.'
Seriously, if I recall you once said that one of your grandfathers was Galician. Was he not then a Greek Catholic with a history of a married clergy? Were they 'playing' Eucharist?
There are many Eastern Catholics online who regard themselves as faithful, 'normal Catholics' with their history of married clergy. Archbishop Ireland didn't regard Father Toth and his congregation as 'normal Catholics' either and you know where that ended up.
I think you owe your Eastern Catholic co-religionists, as well as the Orthodox, an apology for the 'playing Eucharist' crack.
By the way, the local Byzantine Catholic parish down the street is receiving a married priest with a family next month as their pastor. Talk about irony.