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Celibacy For Catholic Priests

We all know that the Catholic priests practicing the so called celibacy. Who dictated them to follow this? And who created this?

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Paul, keep the lie alive). i went to a catholic school . many years later, a few friars where arrested and a big investigation was launched. it came out that of the resident children about 10 have been raped and abused (this was done by two friars who started out missionaries but send home for the same abuses). both ghot a psychiatric evaluation, and it was concluded that indeed they wher too healthy, an so could not hold their sexual urges. however the RCC has a right to make his own standards of admission, it is so that this ordeal of obligated celibacy has made many godly men (and women to fail their devine calling. I would advocate for thr Orthodox idea.
---Andy on 5/14/09

Trav ... Sorry I had imagined you had been talking about a marriage between one person and another, which is what this blog is all about
---alan8566_of_UK on 5/13/09

Don't apologize please. YAHSHUA was a person and GOD as well.
This blog is a forum. The only reason it is here is because GOD extended mercy to his divorced wife. Sacrificing and dying so he could free her for remarriage.
So its applicable.
You asked the question who did GOD marry. Projecting that you couldn't/wouldn't look/see/consider....others will. Thanks for asking anyway.
---Trav on 5/13/09

Trav ... Sorry I had imagined you had been talking about a marriage between one person and another, which is what this blog is all about
---alan8566_of_UK on 5/13/09

Trav ... Who was God's wife?
When & why were they divorced?
---alan8566_of_UK on 5/12/09
Who? 13 nations of Israel. Greatest love story never told.
Now when I passed by thee, looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love, I spread my skirt over thee, covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Ezekiel 16:7-9
Jeremiah 3:14
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD, I am married unto you

I saw, when for all causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, given her a bill of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, went and played harlot also.
Jeremiah 3:7-9
---Trav on 5/13/09

Trav ... Who was God's wife?

When & why were they divorced?

---alan8566_of_UK on 5/12/09

Doctrine of Celibacy is a Demon Doctrine.
---Ruel on 5/12/09

Jesus was not married because while He was fully Man, He was at the very same time fully God. God cannot marry, nor does He need to. Celibacy is a man-made rule of the RCC and has no Biblical foundation whatsoever.
---Helen_5378 on 10/19/06

Helen, don't take offense but, this subject no one ever discusses. GOD was married. God was divorced. God will remarry.
The story is in scripture but, doctrines avoid opposes most doctrine is why.

Jesus was the Bridegroom. The bridegroom is one fact of why he did not physically marry. Another fact is the wife could not be remarried by HIS law unless the Husband is dead. He had to die to fee the former wife.
Scriptures supporting?
---Trav on 4/28/09

Hi guys, I thought you might be interested in what the bible says about forbidding of marriage, as is required by Catholic priests. I found it a little interesting.

1 Timothy 4:1
'The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.'
---nt86 on 4/28/09

If you are not married and you are a Christian ,you have to remain celibate.

So celibacy is required for those who are not married.

I have seen more strange things regarding child abuse from married couples and those just living together then from a priest.

That's why child services steps in and comes to take the child away from families who abuse children. And their are thousands of cases in the matter.
---paul on 1/7/09

That would have been Pope Gregory I around 600 A.D. Some historians now think that his ulterior motive was to prevent the clergy from passing on the property of the church to their decendants.
---Garnet on 12/30/08

Shira:: This world comprises of Humans "To err is human to forgive is divine"The yard stick we use, may be the yard stick which will be used for each one of us.besides not being our jurisdiction. To judge or Reiterate. Gossip kills character."Loose lips Sink ships"This saying is from WWII
---Emcee on 2/5/08

I once knew a girl we were stationed with who was catholic and she would tell me how she watched the priests go to the nuns dorm late at night.
---shira on 2/5/08

Alan OF Uk :: I already Did.Maybe just a little short of an he reminded me of someone.& they were too close for comfort.
---Emcee on 5/10/07

Let's all welcome the new blogger, DIMA!!
---alan_of_UK on 5/10/07

M&D::Do you have stats or are you assuming.& BTY take a comparison of all faiths .Opinions dont count Facts do.This puzzle is for you 2 mimadimaor is it just plain I'ma?
---Emcee on 5/10/07

Celibate priests?! What a joke! Do you have any idea how many children have been born to priests and nuns since this law was enforced in the RCC? Give me a break! Everything about the RCC looks pretty on the outside, but full of dead man's bones inside. They have a form of godliness but deny it's power thereof. Mix man's laws and unregenerate hearts and you get A CHRIST-LESS RELIGION!
---Dima on 5/9/07

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One of the popas away back when. This practice is of the devil, and it leads to a devilish things.`
---mima on 5/9/07

H:Guess you were there so you know better than even the participants!! All minds are not alike !!that is not the fixation in all peoples minds.
---Emcee on 10/21/06

Emcee - ("celebacy in the synagogue") -- Really?
---Helen_5378 on 10/21/06

The one answer that has not been given yet is that way back in the early centuries the Catholic church was also a political force to be reckoned with. Married Bishops and Popes confired Titles and positions upon members of their family to keep the political power within the family. The Catholic church wanted to dilute the power from the family and give it back to the church.

---grace3869 on 10/20/06

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Part two - Today the reason for it is so that priests stay focused on Jesus and their flock. Some priests can get despensation to marry. It's a rule that not all Catholics believe in and would like to see changed. But it's not likely to happen any time soon.
---grace3869 on 10/20/06

"Joseph and Mary were married and they had normal marital relations just like any other married couple. Celibacy as imposed by the RCC is unBiblical."

You're right, Helen. Besides, according to the Bible, its wrong for a husband and wife to NOT have sexual relations with one another. It leads to more sin.

1 Corinthians 7:3-5
---Kay on 10/20/06

Emcee - ("A virgin claims celibacy") -- I thought a virgin claims virginity!!
---Helen_5378 on 10/20/06

Emcee - ("Joseph & Mary both devout, claimed celebacy in the synagogue") -- Joseph and Mary were married and they had normal marital relations just like any other married couple. Celibacy as imposed by the RCC is unBiblical.
---Helen_5378 on 10/20/06

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"Joseph & Mary both devout, claimed celebacy in the synagogue."

Where can I find this teaching in the Bible?
---Kay on 10/20/06

Helen::oops again you are wrong.Many martyrs & virgins claimed celebacy Joseph & Mary both devout, claimed celebacy in the synagogue.Some people of today to, believe it or not, why? do you think it is not possible?. If it was not then why did the word exist.
---Emcee on 10/19/06

Alan of uk ::From what I have been taught & it makes sense, No man can run 2 businesses institutions by himself100% efficiently as it needs his full attention.Being Married is as you know & in order to bring it to a successful conclusion one has to give it undivided attention.This was so evident that Holy mother Church introduced celibate law governing Priests as a pre requisite to serve Almighty God.Its mainly the reason but in Humanity there are so many apostate.
---Emcee on 10/19/06

Jesus was not married because while He was fully Man, He was at the very same time fully God. God cannot marry, nor does He need to. Celibacy is a man-made rule of the RCC and has no Biblical foundation whatsoever.
---Helen_5378 on 10/19/06

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Jesus was not married because he was not of this earth/world. He had a mission to fulfill and i don't think it mean't that all men of god must not get married. I think it is a personal choice.
---Mbasa on 10/19/06

Celibacy is an ancient tradition that goes back to Christ himself. It was made official of the Latin rite I believe in the eighth century by order of the Pope. It is done because us Catholics believe that our Priest should give all of his attention to God and his people and not concentrate on just one person (of course, as in all human institutions there is the very rare abuse of the rules). Celibacy, however, is not required for Priests. The vast majority of Eastern Catholic Priests are married.
---Alex on 3/16/06

Moderator, I expected you to be more serious in your comment. Even if a priest has no wife, he still has a family: brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces... So he could still leave his will to them.

Moderator - Study the history. Priests were married before the Catholic Church changed the rules.
---A_Catholic on 3/16/06

The Moderator is correct. Look at the first Priests, they were married and had families and because when they died the families got everything they had, the RCC changed the requirements to unmarried only. Married Popes, so called first Pope Peter-apostle,Felix III 2 children, Hormidas 1 son,Silverus none,Hadrian II 1 daughter,Clement IV 2 daughters, Felix V 1 son,in fact 50% of priests into the 15th Century were married.
---Darlene_1 on 3/15/06

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Mod ... I understand that all the wealth of the local church was vested in the priest, so that, including all the money receive in offerings etc. became his. Then when he dies, all the money that had been given for God's work went to his widow. So there was a constant drain of wealth from the church. I wonder why they did not simply change the rules regarding ownership if the property, rather than invent some new doctrine of the celibacy of the priest, which was clearly unbiblical?

Moderator - Good question; I don't know other than the scriptures tell us this would happen where they would forbid marriage.
---alan_of_uK on 3/15/06

its unnatural for men to be celebate,strange manmade thing that further confuses the Kingdom of God
---e on 3/15/06

The reason that the RCC restricted priests from getting married was so they can dedicate their lives completely to their ministry.

Moderator - The reason is so when the Priest dies his money goes back to the church, whereas if he was married it would go to his family.
---A_Catholic on 3/15/06

I never met many Catholics that even read the Holy Bible,but there may be some.I wonder how many know that Mary was in the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost and recieved the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues?Read ACTS.linda3957
---lovable_linda on 3/15/06

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Linda ... sorry I did not see you had already asked the question so specifically.
The RCC requirement for unnmarried priests only is at odds with scripture, which clearly allows elders etc to be married. I wonder when the tradition of celibacy of the preisthood was introduced, and why?
---alan_of_uK on 3/14/06

Alan..that's the question I asked.AND Peter Was surely married,because it states that Jesus Healed Peter's mother-in-law.
---lovable_linda on 3/13/06

If Peter was married, and the Roman Catholic church say he was the first Pope, how come they say their priests should be celibate?
---alan_of_uK on 3/8/06

Well, Peter was married and of course not celibate and maybe some of the other deciples were too.
---lovable_linda on 2/27/06

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It probably comes from where Paul says in 1 Corinthians that he wished all could be like him, celibate. He mentions that one can better serve the Lord without a wife.
---Madison on 2/25/06

Jesus him self. Read the Bible. The protestans say they act like the Bible say, but realy they do everything in another way.
---Klara on 2/25/06

Mima.. well,celibacy isn't of the devil..the Lord requires it unless you are married. The question should be, "Why can't priests be married?"...or "Why can't they get victory over their lust if they truly know and serve Jesus?"
---lovable_linda on 2/25/06

I`m not sure of the exact date, but it was around 1100AD.
For full details, look up the Investiture Strugle.
Essentially, it came down to who was going to appoint a successor: the Pope or the local bishop. In fact, the priest is not strictly celibate, he has taken a vow of chastity, ie not to have sex. As the RCC only recognises marriage for procreation, then a sexless marriage would not be allowed.
---mike6553 on 2/25/06

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