Vatican Invites Hugh Hefner To Join Commission To Study Priestly Celibacy

April 27, 2017 by  
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Ricardo André Frantz

Ricardo André Frantz

 

Just days after the U.N. Elected Saudi Arabia to its Women’s Rights Commission, the Vatican announced this week that Pope Francis has elected Hugh Hefner to its Commission to Study Priestly Celibacy.

“Electing Hugh Hefner to study whether or not members of the clergy should be able to get married is outrageous,” said Dunkan Weber, executive director of Vatican Watch. “It’s insane and morally reprehensible.”

But others like Father Richard Moya applauded the choice, telling EOTT that it was a strong move.

“I believe it is a great decision. Who better than Mr. Hefner to assist in studying whether the Church’s discrimination against priests is gross and systematic in law and in practice? Mr. Hefner knows what makes people happy, and the Church clearly does not, as seen in its declining vocations. Every priest must have no bride but the Church who makes all critical decisions on his behalf, controlling his life from ordination until death. The Church bans priests from getting married, having sex, and smiling. It is about time they reached out to more open minded specialists in the field of happiness.”

The “kingpin of unbridled joy” now becomes one of 45 members of the commission that will play an instrumental role in “promoting priests’ rights, documenting the reality of priests’ lives throughout the world, and shaping universal standards on clergy equality and the empowerment of religious.”

  • samton909

    He and Pope Francis are going to get along just fine.

  • FatherWagner

    I’m not going to have to wear bunny ears, am I?

    • Casper

      You get the velvet smoking jacket, silly.

      • FatherWagner

        (Quietly slides ears into jacket pocket)

  • Maureen T Strong

    Please God forgive me for this, but this Pope is off his rocker.

    • Thibaud313

      May I suggest that this is the funniest case of someone not realizing EOTT is satire?

      • Luis Alvarez

        Like the post about using emoticons, small pics like smiley faces for those who don’t know what I’m writing about or if I used the wrong word. to translate the, what was it again, the Bible or the Sacramentary or something like that. That one was gut splitting.

      • Casper

        Or is she trolling us by pretending she doesn’t know?

      • parishioner ordinaire

        Cut her a break! We Catholics are new to legalized irony

      • samton909

        And still, her comment is right on target!

        • HermitTalker

          hEFNER culd witness to his totl disgust atvthe emptiness of a life of empty joyless debauchery

  • Monk

    Won’t it be a source of tremendous scandal when many priests’ wives divorce them in order to become parish organists, as will inevitably happen?

    • Casper

      Do you mean priests’ husbands?

      • Monk

        You are at least several scandals ahead of EOTT and us.

      • HermitTalker

        Biblically. theologically illegal and heretical. Despite the Anglican aberration

  • Not bad, but not as hilarious as the one about Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Ehrlich being invited to the Vatican to discuss world poverty.

    • HermitTalker

      Not their v= discipline. Try again.

      • Thibaud313

        Are you all right? And I’m seriously concerned. Your comments used to make sense.

        • HermitTalker

          Yes.. I was referring to Eelich a bug specialist who became a latin expert, who we herd on here was named to a Vatican Panel on poverty, not his expertise. Not aware of Sachs pedigree academically. Rev Dr R. Spitzer S.J. gave a lovely analysis on Francis’ methodology and why he chooses atheist and hostile scholars from relevant disciplines on global panels, contrary to normal. practice to reach them, “in their door nd out to ours Fr S. sys, a Jesuit tactic. I realise not all on here or in Vatican or hostile Church sit that. THANKS for your concern, you may sing Sheldon’s Soft Kitty to me !!!! Thiband, samton seems to need it also ===

      • samton909

        V1 = commit speed, V2 = rocket. Stop trying again.

        • HermitTalker

          Thank you . Jesus tells me I must forgive you V11 times by 70. Watch my huge jacks kick at 491. Nit Picker Supreme.

          • samton909

            Soft Kitty, warm kitty
            Kids who build on rocks
            Even kids like coco puffs
            Hot dogs, Armour hot dogs
            The dogs kids like to bite

          • HermitTalker

            Not Sheldon in Big Bang Theory version.

  • susanna

    Anticipating who will be invited when nuns will be allowed to marry!!

    • Casper

      Madonna is the obvious choice.

    • GaryLockhart

      Simone Campbell and Joan Chittister will be the first to tie the knot and all the Nuts on the Bus will be bridesmaids.

  • Lawrence Lam

    HH and JP2 aren’t so different after all so why not? I’m sure Christopher West would approve

  • VeilOfTiers

    Hmmm…should I troll my friends by sharing this on Facebook?

    • Casper

      Definitely. Friends with any evangelicals?

  • HermitTalker

    What a crok of “Stuff.”

  • This must be for the sake of dialoging with the world. And who else would better know the struggles of celibacy? …. For real though, I don’t think the Vatican is serious about addressing the priest shortage anyway. We already know how to address it. They are simply not willing to accept the answer (which is to be traditional): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZfexd9N-S4

  • Maggie Sullivan

    Hugh Hefner probably believes more in traditional morality and values than many in the Vatican.

    • HermitTalker

      Erlich, as I quoted f Father Dr Spitzer SJ was invited as expert in his field, which is bugs, entomology, and nothing about his personal beliefs. Pope Francis invites atheists to dialogue on their expertise. I question whether he was actually invited, but certainly not for his Malthusian, M Sanger infanticide-genocide of the “vermin,” non-whites as clled them as P.P. founder. Maggie, your Vatican is a Straw Man, non-existent entity. I am not happy with your characterisation.

      • Maggie Sullivan

        You don’t really believe what you wrote?

        Dr. Paul Erlich is an expert in one thing and one thing only…..in his own words, “How to save the planet from infants.”

        His great dream is to reduce the population of the world from seven billion to one billion…….to snuff out the lives of six billion people.

        HermitTalker…..have you forgotten that Francis called Italian abortionist Emma Bonino a “forgotten great” comparing her to the best and most important people in the history of Italy…….this woman who killed thousands, yes thousands of children with her own hands – she never repented and continues to work for the brutal and vicious mass murder of children in the womb – and to Francis she is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

        HermitTalker, rationalize this evil all you want but I will stick with the the innocent children Erlich and Bonino have slaughtered and are continuing to try and slaughter. Sure people like you and Francis can shower honors upon them, while never once, not even a hint of calling them to repentance.

        • HermitTalker

          Ms Sullivan, Paul Erlich ‘ academic field is bugs. IF he was chosen for that professional expertise in tht field, it’s because as I explained from Father Spitzer’s analysis his style includes going in the atheists; door to bring them in through his. I do not know if Erlich was named by the Pope- shall research that as is my wont. Same for E Bonino. Before researching, I am certain Francis did not praise her for infanticide. IF for anything for some other discipline. Francis, as all Popes catches more than his share of vicious, untrue criticism from uninformed Catholics. I have been reading, and studying papal documents professionally for over 50 years. It beats a lot of hobbies. I m a practical Catholic seeker of deeper wisdom. I suggest you check Dr Father Spitzer’s piece on EWTN. It surely informed me immensely about Francis teaching styl. Neither Father , he nor his fellow Jesuit Pope are intellectual light weights/ Peace to you Maggie, A.P.. I

          • HermitTalker

            Did the research. Do you subscribe to LIFESITENEWS? if so, that would explain your view of the Bishop of Rome. I checked out Bonini and Erlich. It’s always best to research ll sources today. The Internet can be such a Swamp and a great Gift, as long as one is discerning.

          • samton909

            I still think Armour Hot Dogs would help.

          • HermitTalker

            Are they kosher or Halal and produced in accord with best practice and environ tally friendly. Are workers aid justly. Huge moral dile. For me and y household we’ll stick with vegan, rabbit food and share the monkey’s bananas

          • Maggie Sullivan

            Ok….using your logic would you agree with this statement in the spirit of pope Francis – “Heinrich Himmler was a truly great person. A professional Chief of German Police and Reich Ministry of the Interior. At the next Vatican conference on police or interior ministry he should be invited to speak.”

            You say Paul Erlich is an expert on Entomology….but he was NOT invited to a Vatican conference on bugs….he was invited to speak at a conference on “how to save the natural world”. Paul Erlich is 100% clear and every honest person knows he was invited to this conference that had absolutely nothing to do with Entomology and everything to do with population control.

            I don’t want to put words in your mouth but it seems you are saying their is nothing wrong with calling a mass murder – Emma Bonino a “forgotten great”.

            Is it perfectly fine to call John Gacy, Jeffry Dahmer, Adam Lanza (the person who shot 25 children at newtown), Timothy McVeigh….forgotten greats of American history? Emma Bonino has with her own hands murdered more people than all of these men combined……and she is to this day advocating for the murder of children in the womb….so to you and Pope Francis she is truly great.

            What a horrific-demonic mockery of human life and Jesus Christ to honor and up hold as great experts people like Emma Bonino & Paul Erlich. To listen to their teaching and advice and call them great.

          • HermitTalker

            Maggie, you pursue your argument logically ad absurdum. I cannot see the choice of Erlich or Bonini, unless for reasons unknown to me in Pope Francis’ thinking, whom Father Spitzer sys follows a different hermeneutic in his Encyclicals and A.L and choices to engage the world in pastoral dialogue.. You know Jesus was criticised for his table guests, and broke Jewish Law by making a woman, alone, not two men, witnesses to the Resurrection. I appreciate your courtesy, and respect and research to make your points. As I said I am a 50 plus year student of papal writings and trying to follow Fr Spitzer’s thinking in understanding Francis’ style as Shepherd of Jesus’ Mercy in a world where nuclear weapons are named Peace, Mir instruments .The ill-qualified set themselves up as counter anti-popes and label Rome as See Vacante since St J XX111 and label Francis as “Socialist” Freemason and worse.
            .

          • Maggie Sullivan

            In one interview Bonini said she has done over 2000 abortions herself, that is 2000 little girls and boys she has brutally and viciously dismembered and murdered with her own hands…….

            Bonini – the person Pope Francis with no correction, no calling to repentance, has called GREAT, has murdered 2000 persons with her own hands and spent a life time making sure abortion is accepted in her country has been called GREAT by the Pope……. can we then call John Gacy, Jeffry Dahmer, Adam Lanza (the person who shot 25 children at newtown), Timothy McVeigh great as well – and never once call them to repentance.

            Francis mocks faithful Catholics and will not say a word about the mass murder committed by leftists.

          • Maggie Sullivan

            I understand your point that Francis could be using mercy and kindness to call people to repentance but the facts clearly show that is not the case.

            Francis has welcomed and praised countless pro-child murdering leftists at the Vatican yet Francis relentlessly mocks so called conservatives and faithful Catholics.
            Please take a look at this endless list of insults toward believing Catholics…….yet he calls child murderers GREAT?
            http://thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-pope-francis-little-book-of-insults.html

          • HermitTalker

            I gave you Father Spitzer s.j’s Ignatian spirituality approach to Francis’ Jesuit following of that to invite dialogue. You persist in not wishing to follow that and in doing sp vilify the Bishop of Rome. Sorry, I respected you, cannot continue the conversation
            Thanks for your efforts.

          • Maggie Sullivan

            I am sorry you would like to discontinue our dialogue (Pope Francis recommends dialogue).

            1. Real dialog involves truth – calling a Mass murderer a “Great” person is not truth.

            2. Dialog involves respect for the poor and oppresses not giving a platform at the Vatican to a man who wants to exterminate billions of people.

            3. If you follow the link I posted you would have read hundreds of insults Pope Francis has hurtled at faithful Catholics. Dialogue does not need an endless string of insults and attacks on innocent people.

            I don’t think I have vilified Pope Francis just laid open the facts….I’m hoping someone can help me understand why he praises and honors mass murderers and constantly attacks and belittles faithful Catholics.

            If anything I have posted is not true or taken out of context i would like to know but as it stand the Holt Father, the Bishop of Rome, our Pope who i am loyal to and obey has identified a woman who murders children at a “great” person with not a word of correction to her about the thousands of babies she has murdered and he honored a man by allowing his to spread his deadly and demonic population control lies at the Vatican………this in not vilifying the Pope……it is the sad truth.