Skip to comments.Call Him 'The God Father': Husband and Dad Will Become Catholic Priest -- and Take Vow of Celibacy
Posted on 01/27/2013 12:31:22 PM PST by marshmallow
John Cornelius, who is married, will be ordained this weekend -- and sex-free life begins
John Cornelius will be ordained a Roman Catholic priest this weekend and with the blessing of his wife they're giving up their sex life. Cornelius, a father of three, will become the first married Roman Catholic priest in New York and Sharyl, his wife of 33-years, has agreed to the whole celibacy thing.
We have decided to do that voluntarily, Cornelius told WGRZ-TV. I have always had friends that are Roman Catholic priests and I appreciate what they've given up to serve God and the priesthood.
Cornelius, 64, is a former Episcopalian priest who converted three years ago to Catholicism. He said his old church had gotten too liberal for him.
You're right, but she is agreeable.
She's willing to give up their sex life with her blessing......
I'm not going to comment.
How does pointing out what Scripture says qualify as *throwing stones*?
Thank you for putting that so well.
“The Roman church because of its structure has systemically hid this from people, denied it was occurring, settled agreements only under vows of silence that those affected couldnt mention it to anyone, moved people around they knew had problems and did not warn the parishes these problem priests were coming to. Its the coverup and denial there even were problems being covered up.”
These things have occurred not because of the structure of the Church, but rather because it has had some very evil bishops who have conspired to protect perverts and cover up their crimes.
Many bishops have been very straight in the way they have governed their dioceses and perpetrators immediately referred to the police. Unfortunately the good governance of a diocese does not make for good headlines in the MSM.
One thing that really does frustrate me is that when bad bishops have been involved in cover-ups, the secular authorities very rarely take action against them. A lot of these bishops should be in prison along with the perverts whose crimes they have facilitated.
However, in the UK, we are now finding that similar situations pertain in other organizations. The BBC has sheltered and facilitated celebrity paedophiles for years. The police are now hunting down the perverts, but nothing seems to be happening about those who facilitated them. Why?
Sex in marriage is a gift from God, becoming one flesh.
To not have sex is un-Biblical.
Well, let's not forget the "First Pope" was married.
"And when Jesus entered Peters house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever." (Matthew 8:14)
Now I'm sure Rome will give us the usual blather that somehow this was an aberration and why later the Roman Catholic Church, through some spiritual hocus-pocus, divined some reason priests shouldn't marry. But the fact is. Peter was married.
Stating what God said through the Apostle Paul is not throwing stones. If you believe that, you have greater problems than the unbiblical choice of a priest.
“You’re right, but she is agreeable.
“She’s willing to give up their sex life with her blessing......
And that says volumes - that there are TWO people who don’t obey the Bible, but are going to function as priests in the Catholic Church.
Id like to see proof of that one.
One only need look to paganism to understand where the idea for celibate priests came from.
Course, it works both ways.
She is willing and giving it her blessing.....
She is willing and giving it her blessing.....
I cannot begin to understand thse people.
Well, that's not too hard as there is no sex in heaven. Except for false Mormon doctrine.
I know of one whose body is incorrupt.
Well of course, that is Jesus.
Why do you throw stones?
Expressing a Biblical truth is throwing stones?
Can you produce a scripture disputing what the poster said?
If not, who is throwing stones here?
Here is the statement : "Not having sex in a marriage is unBiblical, except by agreement, for a short time, for prayer."
Most Christians familiar with the Bible have some knowledge of that scriptural fact.
This was while they were on earth. There is always a higher purpose — loving God.
Care to comment on my other questions/statements?
The Bible wasn’t completed until about the year 120, about 90 years after Jesus’ Death. For about 400 years after this it floated around mostly by word of mouth. A few Bibles after this started by written by hand, but were mostly in the hands of Churches because it was such a painstaking process. The first printed Bible came out in 1456. The verses were added in 1560. Since most Christians for most of the time after Jesus didn’t have access to a Bible, have most Christians throughout history been “unBiblical”? Most Christians for most of history followed the voice of the Church. And wasn’t it the Catholic Church guided by the Holy Spirit that settled on the books of the Bible in the first place? When I’ve discussed these things with Protestants, they inevitably say the early Christians followed the Holy Spirit. But what happens when disagreements pop up. Peter and Paul disagreed. Following the Spirit without the Pope leads to what we have today, the scandal of 40,000 Christian denominations. Jesus wants us to be one with Him and the Father.
Let’s follow this line of “reasoning”......
So, if not having sex for a higher purpose is good, and that higher purpose purpose is loving God, does that mean that couples who do have sex don’t love God as much?
The Catholic church sends mixed messages.
On one hand it highly esteems celibacy, treating sex as if it’s bad, and on the other hand, lauds large families, which only come from one activity last I checked.
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