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Married men as priests need extensive study

A Catholic priest said the idea of married men being ordained to the priesthood would need extensive study and consultation.

Pope Francis said in an interview published Thursday that the church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests.

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Pope Francis has called on the faithful to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their cellphones for messages.

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A leading member of a group advising Pope Francis on how to root out sex abuse in the Catholic Church quit in frustration on Wednesday, citing “shameful” resistance within the Vatican.

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They make you feel smaller, lower – usually in the areas where they are stronger than you – at the moment. Maybe you were better off in those aspects in the past, and they resented it secretly. When they finally catch up in one aspect, they target your weak spot. They are quick in making your choices, accomplishments, and things look very insignificant – as if saying theirs are way above yours. You noticed their own weak spots many years ago – but you never made them feel that you did notice – because it never mattered to you! You respect people, just because.

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Francis said the man picked as pontiff “perhaps isn’t the most intelligent, the shrewdest, the quickest to do what has to be done.”

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