Synod update: a dissenting voice on married priests in the Amazon

The Deacon's Bench | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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“We must allow people to hear the calling of Jesus, and sometimes because of our actions they’re unable to do so.”

John Allen filed this at Crux:

Time - Vatican - News - Briefings - Oct

For the first time in one of the Vatican’s daily news briefings during the Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, a dissenting voice was struck Wednesday about the idea of ordaining married men to solve priest shortages in the region.

“I don’t see celibacy as the main problem” in attracting young men to the priesthood, said Bishop Wellington Tadeu de Queiroz Vieira of Cristalândia in Brazil, emphasizing that nobody had appointed him a spokesman for the synod but nevertheless saying, “I think there...
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