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Problem Bishop at Diaconal Ordination: "Celibacy Is a Problem"

Limburg Bishop Georg Bätzing, the president of the German bishops, ordained on Pentecost Sunday five deacons. In his sermon, Bätzing said that the consecration of deacons was about the choice of celibacy:

"Celibacy is a high standard. Celibacy is highly controversial. Celibacy is a problem for many in the Church and for many who have promised it."

He said celibacy is a lifelong development task. Stagnation or lack of aptitude bring dangers - for the candidates and also for others, he warned.

Bätzing preached to the oligarchic media rather than the future deacons by saying that the discussion about celibacy has flared up again, not least because of the bitter experience that unresolved maturity problems and oppressive loneliness had apparently encouraged abuses among a small number of priests.

If "loneliness" were the reason for abuses, then abuses would not primarly take place in a family environment.

Novella Nurney
The German Bishops are like the Modern Jesuits, never let a day go by without offending GOD, and His Bride.
De Profundis
St. Padre Pio: "The devil is capable of confusing the most brilliant mind." (so how easy with bishops)
Ipsa conteret
"Vision of St. Bridget: The Pope, that lifts celibacy, will go to hell

Our Lady explained to St. Bridget of Sweden, that a pope that would allow priests to marry, would go to hell. Our Lady to the visionary:

“But now I shall tell you God’s Will in this matter ...

Know this too: that if some Pope concedes to priests a license to contract carnal marriage, God will condemn him to a sentence as …More
"Vision of St. Bridget: The Pope, that lifts celibacy, will go to hell

Our Lady explained to St. Bridget of Sweden, that a pope that would allow priests to marry, would go to hell. Our Lady to the visionary:

“But now I shall tell you God’s Will in this matter ...

Know this too: that if some Pope concedes to priests a license to contract carnal marriage, God will condemn him to a sentence as great, in a spiritual way, as that which the law justly inflicts in a corporeal way on a man who has transgressed so gravely that he must have his eyes gouged out, his tongue and lips, nose and ears cut off, his hands and feet amputated, all his body’s blood spilled out to grow completely cold, and finally, his whole bloodless corpse cast out to be devoured by dogs and other wild beasts. Similar things would truly happen in a spiritual way to that Pope who were to go against the aforementioned pre-ordinance and Will of God and concede to priests such a license to contract marriage.

For that same Pope would be totally deprived by God of his spiritual sight and hearing, and of his spiritual words and deeds. All his spiritual wisdom would grow completely cold; and finally, after his death, his soul would be cast out to be tortured eternally in hell so that there it might become the food of demons everlastingly and without end.” Vision of St. Bridget: The pope, that lifts celibacy, will go to hell
Ultraviolet
This isn't a pope, though.
Ipsa conteret
True, but it is the "ground swell" of liberal bishops that urges Francis on in the direction of sanctioning married clergy~~
Don Reto Nay
@Dr Bobus: This poor bishop is likely not away of this, nor of Veterum Sapientia. Becoming a bishop in our days is not a sign of particular talents, rather the contrary.
Dr Bobus
Veterum Sapientia, the Apostolic Constitution of John XXIII, begins by saying that the wisdom of the ancient world, found in Greek and Roman literature, heralds the dawn of the Gospel. In that ancient world the goddess of Wisdom was Athena for the Greeks and Minerva for the Romans. In both cases this goddess of Wisdom was a Virgin.