Changing the subject

Changing the subject

A group of New York-area priests are agitating for married priests. I know it’s not a dogma, but a discipline. However, the discipline is a good one for the Latin rite.

The problem of a declining number of priests is not caused by celibacy. The rot goes deeper, into areas that most priests and bishops don’t want to deal with. So it’s easier to say marriage would solve things.

Unfortunately, all that would happen is that if you make this change without fixing what’s wrong, you’re only going to transfer the problems to the married priests. It’s not a solution. It’s avoidance of having to deal with the real problem, the elephant in the sacristy.

[Thanks to Chris for the link.]