On facebook and various message groups around the net the general consensus is that this would be a good thing. I couldn’t disagree more.
I’d just as soon see them retain the celibacy rule which has been a factor in the inability for the Catholic Church to attract new shaman. They are already having problems getting enough priests to staff churches all over the US resulting in churches being shut down and consolidated. Thus, celibacy works in our favor over the long run. Between priest shortages, a pedophile suborning pope and Catholic hierarchy, and their obscene position on discouraging condoms in third world AIDS ravaged countries; the Catholic Church has never been closer to self destruction. Why fix what’s not broken, or ... er ... what deserves to be broken?
Some people are saying that allowing priests to have a normal sex life would reduce pedophilia among the clergy. Nonsense! Pedophiles don't stop being pedophiles just because they are given permission to marry and boff consenting adults. Besides, do you REALLY want these purveyors of medieval ignorance reproducing? I don’t think so.
To counter these women’s heretical suggestion we should all write a letter to the pope telling him we support celibacy. And that if the Church abandons it’s long held and proper conviction, and the celibacy requirement is relaxed, we will melt down our gold crosses with the miniature Jesus on it; pound our Mary on a Half Shell into plaster dust; auction off our authentic foreskins of Jesus on ebay; and become godless heathens.
Now, who’s the pope going to listen to …a dozen women who are obviously after some priestly nookie; or 10,000 devout Catholic men who know the evils of carnal lust? For the pope that would be a no brainer (no pun intended).