Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fr. Paddy O'Kane, from Derry, Northern Ireland Supports Women Priests and Optional Celibacy

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-41680187
"A Londonderry priest has said he believes marriage should be an option for Catholic Church clergymen."
"Fr Paddy O'Kane, of Holy Family Church in Ballymagroarty, said the move could help address the global shortage of Catholic priests.
A quarter of Catholic parishes worldwide now have no resident priest.
Fr O'Kane said the Church may have to "take another look at celibacy and women priests."
"Many priests might choose to be celibate, but for those who want to get married it should be an option," he said."

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