Tag - celibacy

Wedding of the Year: Former PP at Sacred Heart & Vicar General of Glasgow Marries “Housekeeper”

In Issue # 98, our January 2017 newsletter, our front page reported on the scandalous domestic arrangements of the then Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Bridgeton, Monsignor Paul Conroy who doubled as the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  In other words, he held the most senior post in Glasgow, second only to...

Pope Benedict: NO! To Married Priests – Shock Horror from “Vatican Experts”…

From the BBC website (emphasis added)... Retired Pope Benedict XVI has issued a defence of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church as his successor considers easing a ban on married men serving as priests. Pope Benedict made the appeal in a book co-authored with Cardinal Robert Sarah. It comes in response to a proposal to allow married...

Confronting The “Gay” Priest Problem…

From The Catholic Thing... Recently, a priest who was prominent in the pastoral care of those with sex addictions received his fifteen minutes of fame when he revealed to his congregation at a Sunday Mass and to the National Catholic Reporter that he was “gay.” According to news reports, his self-congratulation was met with thunderous...

Rocky Road From Dublin: Irish Bishops In Rome – seeking end of celibacy?

The Irish Bishops are in Rome for their ad limina visit Below, report from The Irish Catholic... The Irish hierarchy will not ask Pope Francis to consider permitting priests who left to get married to return to ministry at a meeting in Rome next week after failing to reach a consensus, The Irish Catholic can reveal. However,...

In Portugal, The Dogma Of The Faith Will Always Be Preserved… IF?

In her Fourth Memoir (dated December 8, 1941), Sister Lucy copied the first two parts of the Fatima Secret word-for-word – including what appears to be the conclusion to the whole Secret: In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a...

Celibacy under attack again: this time from new Vatican Secretary of State…

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the new Secretary of State of the Vatican, made some surprisingly frank remarks about priestly celibacy that may indicate a new openness to "the democratic spirit of the times." Pope Francis' plans to reform the Vatican and "shake up the church" have received a lot of attention, but he has not...