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Will priests be allowed to marry again ?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by jargew, Jun 20, 2015.

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  1. JimR-OCDS

    JimR-OCDS God Cannot Be Grasped, Except Through Love

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    The point you missed apparently

    Jim
     
  2. kit

    kit Senior Member

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    An ephebe or ephebus is a young adult. The ephebophile is attracted to young adults.

    A pedophile is attracted to Children,NOT boy children.

    A homosexual is attracted to one of the same sex.

    Now where does your dictionary tell you that homosexuals are conflated with either ephebophiles or pedophiles.
     
  3. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    Perhaps it's time that this thread returned to the original intention ?

    The title was , I believe, " Will priests be allowed to marry again ? "

    Perhaps the topic of ephebophilia and paedophilia could be started in a thread of their own ? This , to me would seem more appropriate.
     
  4. Colin

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    On Sunday mornings I attend a Latin rite church for the Eucharist.....The Mass is celebrated by a priest who is married with three grown-up children .

    I don't find the fact that he is married with children a problem .

    He is as committed to his priestly ministry as any celibate priest I know .
     
  5. Open Heart

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    I didnt say they were. I said that in the CATHOLIC CHURCH SCANDAL, the victims were almost exclusively teenage BOYS, meaning that the offenders were homosexuals. That doesn't mean that only homosexuals are ephebophiles. But it does mean that the Catholic Church scandal was a GAY scandal.
     
  6. ebia

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    If homosexual means what it normally means - adults attracted to other adults of the same sex - then that doesn't follow.
     
  7. Open Heart

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    Technically, a teenager has reached puberty, and qualifies sexually as an adult, even though socially and emotionally they still need to grow up. That's why ephebophiles are categorized as gay, straight, and bi.
     
  8. ebia

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    So are people in prison, but prison rape is still not about homosexuality.

    What happened in the church is not almost well functioning relationships except one party was slightly underage . It's rape or rape-like in nature, about relationships of power through sexual abuse.
     
  9. Open Heart

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    In prison, people only have access to one gender. There is no choice available. It is not a normal circumstance.
     
  10. JimR-OCDS

    JimR-OCDS God Cannot Be Grasped, Except Through Love

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    Not these days. Female prison staff have interactions with prisoners all the time.

    Some even have sexual relations as the case of the prison staff worker who helped the two convicts escape from the NY prison.

    Also, I understand that prisoners get to have conjugal visits with their spouses and girl-friends. Not sure how true this is
    however.

    Jim
     
  11. ebia

    ebia Senior Contributor

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    And there's certainly a strong element of access here.

    But it's also that what happens in prison is about power, not about sexual attraction at all.

    If it were that there were lots more homosexuals in the church then the general population, we'd expect to see that in the figures for functioning adult relationships.
     
  12. MarkRohfrietsch

    MarkRohfrietsch Unapologetic Apologist Supporter

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    I'm closing this thread pending review. Some here will be getting a vacation to the MSC for the weekend. We will chat when I return either late Sunday or sometime Monday.

    Congregational Vios yet again.

    Mark
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