If priests are allowed to marry should they also be

tobr24u(z6 RI)September 19, 2013

allowed to practice birth control? It seems without control that they could have many children that parishioners would have to support. Thus, I think it necessary that marriage and birth control be approved together. Surely you would agree...

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youngquinn_gw

but richard, as you well know "every sperm is sacred"

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 7:13AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Who says? Only one out of millions fertilizes the egg...

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 7:20AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

That's because the gate is narrow.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 7:21AM
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momj47(7A)

Yes, every sperm is sacred

And then there's this

Here is a link that might be useful: Monty Python

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 7:53AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Even Taliban sperm?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:37AM
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jodik_gw

Of course... just because someone wants to marry doesn't mean they want to parent.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:43AM
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dadoes

Of course... just because someone wants to marry doesn't mean they want to parent. What?? The one and only purpose of marriage IS to produce children! So the story goes, anyway ....

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:54AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Well, I wouldn't be opposed to priests having one or two if they did want to parent, but I'm afraid that they might get carried away...

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 8:57AM
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jerzeegirl(9)

Isn't the Catholic Church's only acceptable method of birth control still the rhythm method? I guess when you get the urge, you get up and start dancing.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 10:10AM
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jodik_gw

I dunno... I still think the whole idea is detrimental, especially in it's organized form...

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 10:26AM
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esh_ga

I think that is a decision between them and their faith. I would not impose my beliefs upon them. Just as I would hope they would not impose their beliefs upon others.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 10:39AM
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demifloyd(8)

I don't care.

It's none of my business.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 10:41AM
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labrea_gw

where did this come from?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 11:03AM
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duluthinbloomz4

Yes, the Church still clings to fascinatin' rhythm as the only acceptable method.

The Church's exhortation to put trust in God and uphold a timeless virtue - like self control - will somehow endow us with great wisdom. Seems a bit Medieval.

Sincerely practicing conjugal chastity is, of course, always precious in someone's eyes. Humanae Vitae puts abortion as the principal no-no, but on equal footing are tubal ligations, vasectomies, the pill, IUDs, foams, diaphragms, condoms, and withdrawal.

What's a person to do? Ignore that aspect of the teachings and do what you've got to do, I suspect. I can hardy remember a time when anyone gave a second thought to a small family unit.... as in they must be doing "something". A large family unit, on the other hand, gets the oh, they must be Catholic comment.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 11:24AM
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chisue

Doesn't every religion want its' flock to increase?

But...if human life is sacred, why don't I see protests against Made To Order human babies created in petri dishes from 'anonymous donors' for anyone with the cash for the procedure? Where are the sanctions against a person deliberately -- and for profit -- participating in the creation of a child he or she has no intention of caring for? (End of Rant)

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 11:37AM
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jodik_gw

"Doesn't every religion want its' flock to increase?"

Yes, and by beginning indoctrination from birth, one is assured of getting a compliant, complacent crowd of followers. End of my rant.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 11:44AM
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chisue

jodik -- Sure. That's the 'bottom line' for the "Go forth and multiply".

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 12:11PM
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labrea_gw

The extinct Shakers didn't multiply....gee I like them!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 1:06PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

A large family unit, on the other hand, gets the oh, they must be Catholic comment.

Coming from an extended Catholic family of mostly two or three children per couple, the large family unit received the 'they must be old-fashioned (crazy) Catholics' comment. Some cousins, typically the third child, were privately acknowledged as 'mistakes' or 'one last try for a girl.'

Common comment: If the Pope wants us to have more children, he can pay for them.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 1:51PM
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chisue

Nancy -- No, no. You have that backwards. THEY pay for the popes. Get a grip! LOL

    Bookmark   September 19, 2013 at 2:50PM
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