Friday, April 08, 2011

Fr. Michael Manning needs a slap upside the head!

C'mon, Church, we're all thinking it.

If you don't know the story yet, click HERE. Here's a snippet (note the obligatory "blame celibacy" diversion):
Kotowski, 59, recently said that she and Fr. Manning are “kindred spirits and soul mates,” telling the Monterrey Herald that she hopes the news of her relationship with the priest will increase dialogue within the Catholic Church over clerical celibacy.“The reality is that we love the Church, we're committed to the Church, but I'm hoping a dialogue will open up (about) obligatory celibacy, the whole question of celibacy,” she said on April 6. “Is it right for all people?”
Two things stick out to me from the story.
  1. It grinds my gears that the parties involved in these sorts of things always seem to make their case only AFTER they've been discovered. Shades of the Father Alberto Cutié brouhaha.
  2. I would think that, if anything, having a long-term sexual relationship with your second cousin actually SUPPORTS the idea that at least one of you should have made a vow to remain celibate.


Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Did you look at the pictures? They look alike enough to be...cousins.

C. LaSalle said...

If you cannot live as a celibate man or woman for Pete's sake stay out of religious life. STOP trying to twist everything to suit yourself. It really is not ALL ABOUT YOU, it's supposed to be about the vocation you are called too. What every happened to sacrifice?

Wendy said...

Hear, hear, Father. I'm rather sick of this whole "let's blame celibacy" spiel that comes down the pike at us and our priests every time this sort of thing happens.