Pope Francis just made the first move that may save the Catholic Church. The church is still popular, especially in developing countries where it literally does God’s work.
But the rule against letting priests marry has held them back and has left many a black eye on the church’s reputation.
Many priests leave and get married, some in scandal. Or worse, many priests turned to other, disgusting ways, to deal with their sex urges.
With the numbers of priests declining and young priests ever more scarce, Catholics the world over have pleaded with church leaders to let priests marry.
It is time – it is an old law that is not central to the faith, even though it seems like it after all these centuries.
The Pope has said, according to the Telegraph, that this is a question of “the discipline of the church, rather than dogma, meaning that it can be discussed.”
And in earth shattering news, the Telegraph is reporting from Vatican sources that Pope Francis is not only considering changing the rule, he is calling a conference to debate the matter.
Right now this would most probably apply to rural areas, like the backwaters of Brazil. As it is the Brazilian Cardinals who cannot find enough priests to serve the rural areas as paganism is taking root.
So the Pope wants to know what other Brazilian church leaders think before he makes a decision.
And if he allows it in Brazil it will spread fast and literally save the Church.
The pope called the debate after Brazilian Cardinals asked him to change the rule citing lack of priests to carry out their mission.
He will allow only the Cardinals from Brazil to vote and influence his decision and they will surely vote in favor which will, at least for that area, lift the ban.
But as I said, once it becomes church law there will no stopping it from spreading.
And it will save the church. Share if you agree.
H/T New York Post