|‘Contraception culture’ reason for priest shortage|
|Written by Andrea Ertel|
|Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:46 PM|
Time and time again I have heard people say that what we need to solve this problem is for the Church to allow priest to marry and female ordination. When I hear this I think that these people understand neither the nature of the priesthood nor the problem.
One of the main reasons for the priest shortage is that as Catholics we have lost our unique identity and become like the rest of the world. We have become a contracepting people.
In years past, vocations often seem to come from the younger children in larger families. But with each generation the average family size has dwindled.
For many in the world the ideal family is made up of the parents and two children (preferably boy and a girl). And unfortunately many Catholics are buying into this mindset.
Until we reclaim our true Catholic heritage and become willing to disengage ourselves from the contraception culture we will continue to have a shortage of priests.
It may also be interesting to note that there are certain rites of the Catholic church (Maronite rite) who do allowed married priests and they are struggling with a priest shortage also.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:49 PM|