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“At the Last Supper, Jesus said, ‘Do this in memory of me,’ not ‘have a celibate priesthood.’ The need for the Eucharist trumps having a celibate priesthood.”
In the Vineyard :: March 17, 2017 :: Volume 17, Issue 5
During a recent interview in the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit, Pope Francis expressed his willingness to entertain the notion of ordaining married men as priests. On Mar. 13, Svea Fraser, a VOTF founder, appeared as a guest on WGBH-TV's "Greater Boston" to talk about the topic with host Adam Reilly.
Marie Collins of Ireland is a clergy sexual abuse survivor who resigned March 1 from Pope Francis’ Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, gave an interview shortly following Collins’ resignation. Collins has written an open letter to Müller in response to that interview. In part, she concludes: