With some limitations Catholic priests
Added: April 2009
Due to the high number of homosexuals in the priesthood it is imperative that priests be allowed to marry. Saint Paul says it is better to be free in order to best serve the Lord. But, it should be clear that many men cannot act properly in an unmarried state. Not only can married priests serve the Lord properly, a married priesthood makes it less appealing for homosexuals to enter the priesthood. Homosexuals do not morally share in the ministry of the altar as Jesus does not have partnership with those who are defective. Abnormal status and abominable actions are worse than physical conditions that keep one from offering that food and drink which is Jesus.
Church laws on secular priest celibacy have always been invalid.
This includes mandated agreements not to marry.
The following incontrovertible points are made and later validated in this document.
Consideration could be given to setting up religious orders or societies of virgins desirous of, or willing to marry a priest. Such groups could serve as training ground concerning responsibilities and duties associated with wives of priests. These groups could also serve as a sanctuary for widows of clerics and their children.
It was early in the second millennium that the Latin (Western) Rite of the Church prohibited clergy to marry in contradiction to the clear and irreversible teachings found in the writings of Saint Paul in the authenticated New Testament:
as do the rest of the apostles,
and the brothers of the Lord, and Kephas?" [1 Cor. 9:5]
"but because of cases of immorality every man
"Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences. They forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth." [1 Tim. 4:1-3]
As popes do not have the authority to compromise or nullify the Word of God, the Latin Rite rule against marriage of priests is deemed invalid and heretical.
must get married for Saint Paul also says:
I wish everyone to be as I am, but each has a particular gift from God,
one of one kind and one of another. Now to the unmarried and to widows,
I say: it is a good thing for them to remain as they are, as I do,
but if they cannot exercise self-control they should marry,
for it is better to marry than to be on fire." [1 Cor. 7:6-9]
In the Gospels Jesus also gave recognition to the value of celibate life:
some, because they were made so by others;
some, because they have renounced marriage
for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever can accept this ought to accept it." [Mt. 19:12]
A still valid condition regarding marriage of priests was given in the Old Testament:
who has been divorced or a woman who has lost her honor
as a prostitute, but a virgin, taken from his own people
(New Covenant: a Catholic), shall he marry;" [Lv. 21:13f]
This command not only protects the sanctity of the priesthood but also stresses the importance, the value of virginity. The effect of this command would be seen as placing a value on the teaching against engaging in premarital sexual union.
"For this reason I left you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters (priests) in every town, as I directed you, on condition that a man be blameless, married only once, with believing children who are not accused of licentiousness or rebellious." [Titus 1:5-6]
"Deacons may be married only once and must manage their children and their households well." [1 Tim. 3:12]
Some have questioned the impact this might have upon a man whose wife dies prematurely. To have a proper relationship with God one must develop self-restraint; the practice of self-control. To this end the following still valid command was given in the Pentateuch and referenced often throughout the Old Testament. The reason that it was never referred to in the Gospels or the rest of the New Testament is simply that the command was so well established and understood that it was not subject to question.
"If a man dares to lie with her, he contracts her impurity and shall be unclean for seven days; every bed on which he then lies also becomes unclean." [Lv. 15:24]
"You shall not approach a woman to have intercourse with her while she is unclean from menstruation." [Lv. 18:19] This is given in the form of a commandment.
"If a man lies in sexual intercourse with a woman during her menstrual period, both of them shall be cut off from their people, because they have laid bare the flowing fountain of her blood." [Lv. 20:18 ]
"if he does not eat on the mountains, nor raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel; if he does not defile his neighbor's wife, nor have relations with a woman in her menstrual period;" [Eze. 18:6] The seriousness of the command is clearly seen in this association with false gods and adultery.
"Son of man, when the house of Israel lived in their land, they defiled it by their conduct and deeds. In my sight their conduct was like the defilement of a menstruous woman." [Eze. 36:17] This statement of God was made during a period of warranted Hebrew exile from the promised land due to grievous sins committed by the Israelites.
Admonitions against sexual intercourse during a woman's menstrual period and subsequent restricted days has all but been ignored by most of today's Christians. Self-control is believed by many to be unobtainable. The failure of priests to teach the need for self-control leads to many sins and constitutes for them a sin of omission.
A byproduct of lack of self-restraint and disassociation with the intended goal of the sexual faculty is birth control. It should be noted that Catholics throughout much of the world are practicing birth control to such a degree that currently first world Catholic births are well below replacement level. Observing the period of restriction for sexual activity places a woman into her fertile period when she is considered approved for sexual copulation. This fact helps to fulfill the initial command of God to "be fruitful and multiply," a command that is clearly not being observed today and is the reason for the high numbers that are being eternally condemned. Other prescriptions for the development of sexual self-control also exist.
While it is strongly believed that many high Church officials are in league with the Illuminati and higher echelons associated with Freemasonry, it should be understood that the effectiveness of this infiltration is reinforced by the presence of large numbers in the presbyterate (priesthood) with deviant / disassociative /deceptive behaviors.7 While homosexual problems are recorded in the very early Church their strength is not believed to have been much of a problem until after the Latin Rite ruling against married clergy was promulgated. It seems clear that by the time of Michelangelo5 homosexuals had become fairly well established within the hierarchy of the Church.
5 (Michelangelo [1475-1564]. Sculptor, painter, and architect.)
A doctrine of automatic excommunication ?that excludes absolution of any cleric or religious not permanently severed from their religious association? should be proclaimed. A bishop who in anyway attempts to shelter or otherwise protect an automatically excommunicated cleric or religious should himself come under the sentence of automatic excommunication and be subjected to the same restrictions as offenders. It should also be incumbent upon a bishop to publicly excommunicate priests who are known to have committed grave sexual offenses.
Canon Law should make it clear that absolution may not be given to or if given is invalid in regard to clerics, religious, and ministers of the Church guilty of a crime of sodomy, pedophilia, adultery, or sacrilege (concerning consecrated chastity) until they are permanently separated from such positions. It must further be made clear that sexual crimes of Church ministers made with someone under twenty years of age are to be reported to both civil and religious authorities in regard to anyone remaining in Church ministry and that the seal of the sacrament does not apply under these circumstances. A condition of absolution for all parties, in relation to the above, should be a requirement for reporting publicly the names of religious and ministerial culprits. NOTE: False accusations are crimes so great that no earthly penalty should be deemed as being too great.
In the Old Testament a man with a physical defect was prohibited from priestly service.
Moral or systemic spiritual defects such as homosexuality, pedophilia, and other sexual disorders should be seen as being of graver concern.
without confusion about sexual orientation or identity; without childish
interests and behavior; without extremes in developmental sexual
experiences; without a personal history of childhood sexual abuse
and / or deviant sexual experiences; and those without an excessively
passive, dependent, or conforming personality." 3
While many homosexuals and others with disordered conditions have above average intelligence, and have talents that may seem useful in priestly ministry, it should be recognized that they –even in denial– instinctively know that homosexuality is a disordered condition and that society as a whole frowns upon it. They also know that active homosexuals are soundly condemned in the Word of God. They are further aware of the Gospel admonition to take the log out one's own eye first before trying to take the speck out of someone else's eye.
For this reason it should be understood that homosexual priests who preach the Word of God are extremely careful to avoid the appearance of condemning the actions of another as they instinctively sense or feel their own disordered condition. This sensitivity commonly prevents them from effectively preaching the Word of God in the footsteps of Jesus. The extreme is reached when they avoid any teaching that concerns the temporal and eternal destructiveness of sin. The desire not to acknowledge the presence of one's innate sense of truth does not prevent such sense of truth from being present. Many will select passages that easily lend themselves to misinterpretation:
Such passages as these when taken out of the perspective of the whole of Sacred Scripture are extremely misleading to those who are impaired in mind and heart.
It should readily be understood that sinners will solicit, support, protect, and elevate sinners in conformity with their own standards and will not act justly toward those who are opposed to sin, including depraved conduct. The homosexuality factor 7 and other associating deviant behaviors such as pregnancy avoidance and pre-birth child murder have developed humanism in homiletic presentations (sermons). The content of homilies, due to the prevalence of homosexual priests that in turn affects non-homosexual priests, has been greatly diminished and often has lost any real sense of truth.
No pope has the authority to oppose, contradict, or change direction in regard to any matter concerning faith and morals, or the universal disciplinary teachings of the Church that have their foundation in Sacred Scripture, properly validated councils, and other doctrinal teachings. ? A sign of a true doctrine is that it does not oppose the teachings of Sacred Scripture, "The Word of God." Subjective interpretations of doctrines must be avoided. Scripture must be understood as a consecutive whole and not taken out of context.
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." [Mt. 16:18f]
This passage defines the authority of the papacy and is permanently binding. As properly understood it refers to doctrinally authenticated developments and also to discipline in the Church not established in Sacred Scripture. The whole of Scripture and also universally applicable doctrine, as defined and authenticated concerning matters of faith and morals, are non-diminishable and irreversible.
A true pope has additional responsibility for developing needed discipline in the Church and has corresponding responsibility to see that doctrine and discipline in the Church is maintained. Church developed discipline, not associated with doctrine, that is found to be no longer applicable, counterproductive, ruinous, or can be improved upon can be terminated, reversed, diminished, or advanced.
March 30, 2002
P.S. This document has not been formulated with the intention of marrying.
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