Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Women They Don't Mention

A German Catholic Priest who has failed in keeping in vows has a bishop who can shepherd the fallen priest's soul back into the fold. The fold is where vows are kept. We all fail and have many virtues to try to build up in our souls, so we can't judge his failings, but we can judge the overall picture.


In the pictures of non-married Roman Catholic priests who break their vow of celibacy, there is a woman in the background. The solution that is decried by ecclesiastical activists, (those who want to reform traditional disciplines in the Church), and the secular media and by the priests who have broken the vows themselves, is that Church law and the discipline for celibacy must change. Because they weren't able to keep the vow and don't have the desire to be celibate in the future, Church law must bend to their prerogative. This is the exhortation on the world stage. But, my commentary is not to bring forth the arguments for the vow of celibacy; others more adept at presenting century old arguments have done that well, but to open up the view of the woman in the picture of the priest; the sexual partner. Where is her culpability?


Many feminists decry "equality". Where is the equal liability for the breaking of the vow? What kind of woman has sexual relations with a priest whom she must know has vows. If the women would adhere to the Sixth commandment and the new testament law against fornification, and in this instance, relations with a priest, it most likely rises to adultery since the priest is married to the Church, the men would not fall. The men need to stop using Church law and discipline as the problem. Millions of men through the centuries of been successful at keeping their vows, even when tempted by a woman. But, for those that don't, they can only blame themselves, but always with the help of a woman.

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The Women They Don't Mention

A German Catholic Priest who has failed in keeping in vows has a bishop who can shepherd the fallen priest's soul back into the fold. Th...