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Married Priests on the Amazon Synod Agenda

Next year’s Amazon synod is coming into focus, after Pope Francis named an 18-person preparatory committee to help draw up the synod’s agenda.

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The Time The Place 1992

So, I have been digitising my 8mm and VHS video recordings and came across this TV programme from 1992 - 26 years ago ! Hopefully next years Amazon Synod will include the issue of optional celibacy for priests. It takes a very long time for the Church to change but hopefully the Spirit is blowing with the pastoral ministry of Pope Francis.

Married priests no longer in public ministry

The ACP (Association of Catholic Priests) is compiling a database of married priests no longer in public ministry who would consider a return to ministry if the possibility arose.

Please register your interest by contacting

Liamy Mac Nally,
ACP Admin Secretary,
Sheeaune,
Westport,
Mayo

or
087-2233220

or
liamymac[at]gmail[dot]com

PAN-AMAZON BISHOP CALLS FOR NEW RULES ON PRIESTHOOD

Bishop Kräutler said he hoped the Pan-Amazon Synod would lead to admitting married men to the priesthood and to ordaining women deacons

The Special Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region called by the Pope for October 2019  shows Francis’ determination to strengthen episcopal collegiality, according to the former Bishop of Xingu, Erwin Kräutler.

Read more: PAN-AMAZON BISHOP CALLS FOR NEW RULES ON PRIESTHOOD

INTERVIEW: ORDAINING MARRIED MEN A POSSIBILITY DUE TO GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF PRIESTS, SAYS POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis has said ordaining married men is a “possibility” as the Church grapples with the “enormous problem” of a global shortage of priests, a situation that is most acute in the Argentinian pontiff’s home continent of Latin America.

In an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit Francis said “we have to think about” whether to allow married men of proven character, known as “viri probati”, to enter the ranks of the priesthood, stressing that the Church must not be imprisoned by fear in the face of challenges.

Read more: INTERVIEW: ORDAINING MARRIED MEN A POSSIBILITY DUE TO GLOBAL SHORTAGE OF PRIESTS, SAYS POPE FRANCIS

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