Pope pushes to allow married priests

By: Savin Mattozzi ~Staff Writer~ Pope Francis made statements last week that could signal a change in the Catholic Church’s stance on married priests. These statements and an opening up of Church regulations come in the context of a shortage of priests. Francis suggested to the German newspaper Die Zeit that the Church could be open to ordaining married Catholic men who wish to be priests in a response to low numbers of priests in rural and remote areas. According to The New York Times, the restriction is not doctrine or dogma. It is a canonized law that asserts that … Continue reading Pope pushes to allow married priests