Dating a catholic priest

"Celibacy isn't practiced there in large measure," says Mc Brien. Most of the men who left the priesthood did so over the celibacy issue and to them, this is a double standard. Are we talking out of both sides of our mouth, Mother Church? Ganim left the priesthood years ago to have a wife and a family.

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I thought I would post these ‘Rules or Boundaries for Catholic Dating’ because today’s hook-up culture; today’s self-directive, self-expression culture, promotes things that can be most unhelpful to the soul!

I have taken these from several sources, and while I suspect many will see them as over-the-top, the question must always be, ‘Can we really take too much trouble in protecting our soul from the fires of passion and hell’?

I felt a small tug of personal loss when author Colleen Mc Cullough passed away last week.

She was the author of a book that, in some ways, read like the story of my life.

or sit alone together in a car: such seclusion only gives space to say or do something you wouldn’t say or do in front of your parents or your priest -which probably means they shouldn’t be said or done at all.

Instead, spend time with one another’s family: get to know your date in a family context; go out as part of a group; get to know what your date is like socially.

But the Church seems to contradict its own rules by allowing married clergy from other Christian faiths to convert to the Catholic priesthood. "I know that, in my heart, I am still a priest, that God wants me to be a priest," he says. "I would be very surprised to see a pope come in to do sweeping, sweeping changes," he tells Safer.

But the comfort level in parishes where married men serve as priests intrigues him.

I fell in love with my priest and later married him — the same torrid forbidden love story that fuels Mc Cullough’s classic novel.

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