Have you not heard that there's a problem recruiting men to this vocation? I believe that if the church allowed priests to get married then more men would be willing to come to the vocation. How is the church supposed to grow if there aren't a lot of people wanting to become priests?
There was *never* a rule before Christ that said that priests had to remain single. Why is there one now? I believe this rule is man made.
1) Where is it said that he is a social conservative?
2) I am glad he is a Jesuit. They need more of them in the church. And too see that upset liberals, makes it even sweeter ....
3) There is a lot going to come out in the next couple of weeks, months.
Pope Francis Called Gay Adoption A Form Of Discrimination Against Children
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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected the new pope and will now be known as Pope Francis.
Bergoglio, 76, was "runner-up" last time the College of Cardinals elected a pope because he "appealed to conservatives," according to John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter.
Here's more from Allen:
Bergoglio is seen an unwaveringly orthodox on matters of sexual morality, staunchly opposing abortion, same-sex marriage, and contraception. In 2010 he asserted that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children.
In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires about the bill, Bergoglio wrote: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."
He added that the bill called into question "the identity, and the survival of the family: father, mother, and children" and said the country needed "the special assistance of the Holy Spirit, to place the light of truth in the middle of the darkness of error, to defend us against the enchantment of so many sophistries with which they seek to justify this bill....