Pope Wants Priests to Marry?

Posted November 3, 2017 2:28 am by Dwight Longenecker

To show how the media constantly gets things wrong check this out: Pope Francis asks the Brazilian bishops to bring forward a proposal to ease the terrible shortage of priests in remote areas. The suggestion is that older married men–catechists or deacons–who are already ministering to outlying Catholic populations, might be ordained as priests.
These are the “viri probati” or “tested older men”. So the Daily Telegraph in London reports it with this headline: Pope Raises Prospect of Married Men Becoming Priests OK. That works. But the Tweet linking to the article proclaims, “Pope Requests Roman Catholic Priests be Given Right

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