People who have access to media or to other important institutions, make a big impact on the rest of the population.  I really belief that this statement is true especially when it comes to the Catholic Church. People have listened to the same message for such a long time, that they believe what they hear. They never question such an authority. Others, even if they wish to walk outside the comfort zone, they feel afraid. Others are afraid of what might their friends say or do, hence even if they feel at odds with the church they still prefer to go there!!  This is all because of brain and cultural washing which has a solid basement in their minds and hearts.

We respect everybody’s walk of faith. But facts are facts and cannot be deleted by one’s wish or will! Here are some facts concerning the married priests and the so called unmarried priests.

We choose not to judge people. There is a group of people who have abandoned the faith. They lost faith in any type of church or are passing through a long period of lack of faith (referred to as atheists).

Others communicate with God without the intervention of any believing community. They feel better if there is a personal and private line with God. They pray in their own unique way and show love to God.

On the other hand there are other people who feel that the time has come to move on in their walk of faith. They cannot feel at home at the way the church is being run. They don’t agree with what the church is saying today. They don’t agree not because they have problems with authority or just because they want to be disobedient. But they’ve come to such a conclusion after a long time of thinking, praying and trying to live the true gospel. In this regard the teaching of the Catholic Church respects the private area called the conscience. So morally, these people are NOT wrong.

Now, they feel the need for the sacraments and a community. They ask for a church which is NOT judgmental. They want to adore the Lord in peace and serenity. They want to feel part of the church which should be looking for truth. A church which calls all sinners to come to adore the Lord. The lord is happy to touch, look and be next to sinners.

In this context, married priests are normally available to give happily a service to such people. The married priest knows a lot about spiritual dilemmas, about listening to both the heart and the soul of a person. Hence they can give a good opinion about one’s feeling in the spiritual world. The married priest builds the believing community around the challenges of today’s world. The community believes the priest because he is a person who is living the same challenges with no privileges whatsoever.

Contrary to what you may hear in other parts of the world or the Church, there are 21 legal reasons to use married priests! So yes, you can make use of married catholic priests. Priests who have resigned from a parish because of various reasons but who are living decently and openly a loving relationship with their wives and who are ready to take responsibility for any new person born out of that love. A married priest is one who is looking for a truly loving relationship and not a clandestine one, simply to serve his egoistic needs. His loving relationship is under the focus of all the community and this could be the biggest message of them all. He does not preach to others how to live a loving relationship because his personal life is the best homily.

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