Should Catholic Priests marry?
It always seemed un-natural to me that Catholic priests were forbidden to get married and have kids. I believe a priest should be someone that the community can look up to and admire. The fact that Priests are not allowed to get married makes their congregation unable to relate to them which makes people distant from their religion. It could reduce the rate of child molestation and other promiscuity as well. It would be interesting to see how it would effect the community. I am all for this experiment!
Of course the priests should be allowed to marry. However, I doubt if many would opt to do so. I have read statistics that priests are mainly homosexuals, pedophiles or individuals who have failed to form mature sexual and personal feelings for the opposite sex. Perhaps that is why the Pope will not allow equal opportunity for women to ascend to the priesthood and above. Of course the priests will continue to blame their decisions on the 2000 year old foundational text of the Catholics–the Bible–even though it is silent on the matter.
Maybe if pedophile priests were married they would keep their hands off the altar boys and young parishioners. You can bet that the Catholic Church changed their policies to celibacy to assure that there were plenty of homosexuals and perverts in the College of Cardinals with their neat red dresses and colorful gay hats. They protected each other big time in the recent scandal. I can imagine the abuse these priestly predators inflicted on children during the Inquisition. Michelangelo let us know of the priestly perverts in secret message when he painted the nude Cherubs and men onto the Sistine Chapel. Priests have usually failed to form a proper feeling for the opposite sex. They like hanging with other men and boys.