Dating a catholic priest
at the cafeteria &' 'SODOMITE MAFIA' BLAMED As might be expected, Catholic spokespeople professed horror at the idea that priests were hooking up in the Vatican itself.'[I]f the sodomite mafia is as well-established and widespread as we think it is, then it would make sense that there would be a great concentration in Rome, for that is where the levers of power are located,' one American Catholic website commented.Among the men is Franz Decker, a retired priest who for over a decade led the Catholic Relief Service in Cologne."We believe that requiring that every man who becomes a priest to remain celibate is not acceptable.Eleven retired priests from Germany have called for an end to celibacy in an open letter, written in review of their 50 years as clergy.They are unusually candid in addressing the isolation many priests face.While dating is part of life it should, like marriage, not be your only social outlet.Even marriages require that the spouses keep their outside friendships to prevent the spouses becoming stale and narrow, and while friendships must never disempower a marriage, dating should not disempower friendships.
Instead, spend time with one another’s family: get to know your date in a family context; go out as part of a group; get to know what your date is like socially.
The demand to abolish the century-old tradition is part of an open letter published at the wake of the golden anniversary of Decker and his colleagues as catholic priests.
In the letter, they list a number of suggestions on how the Catholic Church could modernize itself to combat the fact that "questions of God are no longer relevant to many people in this country," including other demands seen as progressive bordering on radical by many within the church, such as lifting the ban of women as priests.
So follow these rules and make sure your companion keeps them too, then you will be able to look your children in the eye when you have to guide them on their way to marriage and family life.
If your companion isn’t willing to keep the rules they are not the person you thought they were, and if they are going to let their passion run wild with you, then maybe they would have done that before -and are not the Catholic you think they are.Many parishes offer post-divorce workshops designed for the first months after a divorce. The Church—the institution as well as the individuals—needs to minister to the millions of divorced Catholics by both changing ingrained attitudes and reaching out in love.