Monday, 25 August 2008

For God's sake...

will someone PLEASE LET CATHOLIC PRIESTS HAVE SEX? We all know they're doing it on the sly anyway, but the secrecy/repression is leading to all sorts of weirdness. Let's just bring it all into the open and let them be completely themselves.

This is so wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to start. So I won't, except to say it raises 'sexist pig' to an entirely new level. Suggested by the nuns themselves, my ass.

Kate, would love your thoughts on this.


llwyfen said...

o so wrong on all levels.
it's not about letting, since as you say, denial and wierdness undoubtedly go hand in hand.
one can be beautiful and old, beautiful and dour, young and dour etc, anyway but one - nun or not - does not need a beauty contest of any kind. i rest my (abolitionist) case about veils in general - this sort of nonsense just confirms it.
he clearly has a problem.
amen, from one not known for her discreet charm...

Anonymous said...

I would agree with llwfen - certainly I know plenty of sisters/nuns who are old and beautiful.

And just what is this priest playing at? (No, don't answer that one!)

I'm not sure that letting priests have sex is the answer, although there have been times when I reckoned that allowing diocesan priests to marry would make sense, with religious order priests remaining celibate. At other times, I would love the church to come together to seriously debate the role of ministry and also the practicalities of celibacy. Whatever.

Ariel said...

I don't even know what to say to that, it's so disgusting.

You already know that I agree with you on the celibacy thing, but I'll say it again anyway, for the record: people were intended to have sex. Moreover, putting a bunch of celibates who have (supposedly) never experienced a lot of very basic human experiences in charge of said basic human experiences is just wrong.