My hubby and I tuned into the TV News as usual and we were wondering what the shocking news was all about.
Apparently a Brisbane (Australia in the state of Queensland) Catholic Priest has been asked to leave the pulpit after revealing his secret of over a year. He had confessed to his congregation last Sunday that he married (a woman) last year and has broken his vow of celibacy.
You know the way the New Story was done you'd think this guy had been doing something totally immoral. Like it's against God's Word or some great SIN!!!!!
Like a man marrying a woman is some sort of dirty secret you have to keep hidden?
At least the Priest confessed to his secret in the hope the Catholic Church would change its stance on celibacy. This was a big enough story for it to be repeated the following night as an in depth interview on one of our A Current Affairs programs.
Unfortunately there is no internet News item I can find on the Catholic Priest married scandal.
However I wanted to just share it because it really got me so angry that it was made out that the Catholic Priest had SINNED against God by what he had done. Wow being married to a woman is a big Catholic scandolous No! NO! and this Priest was apologising for it to his congregation and his Church.
The Priest didn't even offer the fact the in the Bible the Apostle Paul encouraged men to get married if they had sexual needs. He just said that some Catholic Priests were not able to meet the challenge of Celibacy.
Another example of something GOOD being called EVIL!!!