Posted by: mollyrossiter | May 11, 2009

Priest admits to affair

The Rev. Alberto Cutie, a Roman Catholic priest in Miami, Fla., admitted to having an affair with a woman after pictures of the two hugging on a beach were published in a magazine.

Cutie, in an interview Sunday, said he was considering leaving the church and would marry the woman.

The story raises the question again: should priests be required to be celibate? In an AOL News poll, 76 percent of more than 151,000 respondents said no, they should not be required to remain celibate.

What do you think?

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Responses

  1. In a real sense, who cares how many people — Catholic or otherwise, including priests themselves — think celibacy should be optional or abolished. At this time (though it could change) celibacy is the requirement and expectation of all who seek to serve in ordained ministry. Anyone entering a seminary knows that, regardless of how much they might dislike it, disagree with it, or hope/expect that the obligation will change.
    Right now, it is on the books. Accept it or find another vocation. End of discussion.

  2. A priest with an adult woman instead of a young boy…How novel. I’m actually relieved…

  3. The Catholic church started the celibacy law in the 11th century because of issues with inheritance. The Catholic Church has set up their own set of rules. They do not follow the bible. The bible or God’s message to us clearly says in 1Tim 3:2-5 that the bishop (church leader) should be the husband to one wife,…he must be able to manage his own family well and make his children obey him with all respect. For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of the church of God?


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