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Locals weigh in on whether priests should marry

A Vatican official told a Venezuelan newspaper that priestly celibacy "is not a church dogma," but rather, a tradition that's been followed for years.”
Recent comments by the Vatican's Secretary of State are raising eyebrows among some members of the Catholic faith. The official told a Venezuelan newspaper that priestly celibacy "is not a church dogma," but rather, a tradition that's been followed for years.”

Unlike some other recent popes, he says Pope Francis is willing to discuss nixing the tradition.

We hit the streets to see how some of you feel about the idea of allowing priests to marry.

"I think they should marry if they want to, it's time,” said Darlene Weber of Bloomington.

“I'm not really sure what rules the priests have, but I feel like if they can still do their job and have a spouse, then, I think it'd be okay,” said Kenny Hultquist, an ISU senior.

"Maybe they wouldn't be able to give as much time to the church would be the only problem that I could see,” said Jan Brinkman of Normal.

"My reaction is great. It's about time, and I would throw in, consider having women priests as well,” said Sharon Cochran of Normal.

If you'd like to join in the conversation, give us your thoughts by commenting on this story on our WMBD 31 Facebook page.

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