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“Even if it would protect only one, I think it’s worth taking all the time, the energy, the money to do this.” Montpetit’s parish was one of 10 involved in the pilot project.
He says the rules are similar to standard practice in the churches, but it was important to make the regulations official.
He wanted a family, but his vows of celibacy prevented that.
"I got ordained at 37 in 2001, and I had been in a couple of relationships before that, so the whole celibacy issue was a question for me -- even on the day of my ordination," he said.
The demand to abolish the century-old tradition is part of an open letter published at the wake of the golden anniversary of Decker and his colleagues as catholic priests.
In the letter, they list a number of suggestions on how the Catholic Church could modernize itself to combat the fact that "questions of God are no longer relevant to many people in this country," including other demands seen as progressive bordering on radical by many within the church, such as lifting the ban of women as priests.
The priest started calling me when I was at home and overseas to do with minor issues.
After one overseas trip I received a call from him telling me that he wanted to create a new position of secretary on the Parish Council and would I take on the position.
“We want to have more credibility also, and the confidence, you must earn it,” Montpetit told CTV Montreal.
I felt a small tug of personal loss when author Colleen Mc Cullough passed away last week.
She was the author of a book that, in some ways, read like the story of my life.
We think, every Catholic should be allowed to choose if they would rather be celibate or not, regardless of whether they want to work as priests or not - just like in the Protestant Church or the Orthodox church, really, every church but the Catholic Church," Decker told DW.
A high toll on many priests Decker and his friends argue that while celibacy might make for a good way of life for priests who live in communal monasteries, like many clergy used to, most modern priests often live by themselves and have little spiritual awakening to gain from church-imposed solitude and often suffer from the seclusion.
The priest and I got on very well and got to know each other fairly well.