Pope’s Announcement Regarding Potentially Allowing Married Men To Enter Priesthood Gives Hope To Nation’s Chalice Chippers

November 2, 2017 by  
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Pope Francis has reportedly taken the first step in allowing married men to become priests, and in so doing, giving hope to chalice chippers worldwide.

If the decision to allow married men to enter the priesthood is approved, the result could cause controversy in the Church, as many conservatives would see this as a lazy way of tempting men into the priesthood so that they will not have to give up the chance of ever having sex to become a priest, as opposed to upending a centuries-old tradition of filling seminaries by way of sound teaching and good catechesis.

The news comes just weeks after Francis responded to a request by cardinals who claimed there was a lack of men to serve in areas within the Amazon.

The president of the Commission of Chalice Chippers (CCC) Jennifer Donaldson asked all single women who have an overeager desire to marry a holy man regardless of whether he’s currently discerning a vocation to the priesthood to pray that Pope Francis allows their “potential men” to serve as priests.

“We must all come together in unity to pray that the Pope understands that the priest shortage can easily be fixed. Instead of one gorgeous, strong, righteous man becoming a priest, he can, for the greater good of the Church, look at his vocation with utmost selflessness, giving up his desire to the priesthood and instead, marry me—that we may come together as man and woman, and in so doing, make many babies. And by the fruit of our wombs will the world be blessed with an abundance of priests the likes of which it has not seen in centuries.”

  • T S Fuller

    Hey, it worked out for Louie and Zelie. Of course, I am pretty sure if priests could marry the ban on contraception would be on shaky legs, unless you want to renovate the rectory into bedrooms for all those kids.

  • FatherWagner

    We used to say that the girls who studied with us at the universities in Rome when I was in sem were trying to get their MRS degrees, lol. I know a few who were successful, too…

    • Frank Hammond

      Josh – you had a classmate from Pickerington who fell to one of these women…

  • HermitTalker

    South American bishops I knew of were begging this for years, Total scandal depriving people of Eucharist in the name of celibacy which for too many is living an upper-class lifestyle for hierarchs and too many clerics. Totally out of touch with reality in-pastoral princes and princesses

    • Paul Avizinis

      So you are talkin’ pastoral princesses, ya mean gay priests, right ?

      • HermitTalker

        No the orientation not the practice .Big difference

        • Paul Avizinis

          Yeah, Still missing the satire though. Are you saying that gay priests cannot say Mass Ad Orientum ? Or are there just too many priests in South America? Maybe that’s true. We had a Columbian priest swing by our Spanish mission last week and said he wanted to start hangin’ out here in the US.

          • HermitTalker

            OrientEm. ColOmbian.
            S.A, needs priests badly, Pope knows most rural communities do not need a Uni. educated pastor. Evangelicals get laymen. usually men, to become pastors with their bull-ology to teach them and keep them from the full Gospel. Rome is stuck in a Platonic LaLaLand. Most hierarchy living as medieval upper class nobility. I pray Francis and his next successors can rid Rome of the trappings of Byzantine- Roman medieval pomp. He’s doing very well despite his Evil Inspired Know it all Kooks.

          • Paul Avizinis

            Oh.

          • Paul Avizinis

            So you ARE in favor of the “married Priesthood” for Brazil and instead of “bull-ology” the people can get the Church’s full Gospel.

          • HermitTalker

            Do you read-listen of just snipe. IF the Bishops of any South American Conference realise their advancement is not dependent on kissing the Pope’s ring, or Vatican bureaucrats who make a career out of priesthood. instead of serving flesh and blood people in parish life, now that this deeply human pastoral Bishop of Rome has cracked the wall of enforced celibacy, Mother Church shall be free to offer Eucharist to all. The choice is not married priests BUT PETER FEEDING THE LAMBS AND SHEEP WITH JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE AND DRINKING HIS BLOOD. Take your brain out of your legalistic backside and think as Jesus would. The Evangelicals and Pentecostals have STOLEN THE FLOCK while Rome fiddled AND got burned Next question?.

          • Paul Avizinis

            A lot of words just to say “Yes”. B XVIth envisioned a smaller Church AND the pre-1962 Catholics will tell you that the number of FSSP priests is rising significantly. “Stolen the flock”-no, “given it away” through weak teaching and formation. God is eternal, we are a moment. Becoming one in your lifetime is a wonderful dream. It look the Church many many years to get to this point AND will take many years to swing the tide around. Jesus prayed to the Father “that all may be one”. Perhaps the appointed time for that will be “at the end of the age”.
            As a right back atcha…Do you read/ (forward slash) listen OR just snipe ? (question mark). You who are without sin did cast the first stone.

          • HermitTalker

            I agree Catechetics was badly handled. Accounts for some slippage. The rise of FSSP is due to the same-occasioned by a continuance of Abp. Ls heresy that compounded the ignorance, I totally reject your dismissal of my analysis of Rome’s paralysis about enforced celibacy and Francis’ cracking the wall to allow a married clergy where the millions now are deprived of Eucharist. I covered a nation in S.A. as a journalist in earlier decades and saw that need as expressed by bishops and the activity of the biblically illiterate heretics. Your concluding comment is both ignorant and an insult.

          • Paul Avizinis

            I feel bad that you are above and beyond reproach. You would insult me, but you are so high on yourself that you rival the hierarchy you so roundly condemn. Your pompous-ity destroys any credibility you believed you deserved. It is because you are the most correct that you accepted my ‘insult’. Thank you for having taken the time to think of me. Exit.

          • HermitTalker

            Your evaluation of me, my Faith and commitment to a renewed Church astound me, I do not understand your response. Nothing I wrote said that I consider myself above reproach. I do not act or talk like that. I did not condemn the hierarchy. I reject the fortress mentality they have espoused – now challenged by a Bishop of Rome who has listened to the Church he worked in as a priest and archbishop. As I said I experienced and came to understand its needs in another nation in that continent. Sad you did not seem to understand that viewpoint. Or are you a disciple of Lefebvre’s apostate renegades?

          • samton909

            They are all around you.

          • tubamirum

            “Lefebvre’s apostate renegades”… sounds like envy if I ever heard it!

          • HermitTalker

            Does you be one o dem OR do you who this deceased prelate was?

          • samton909

            How did the toilet habits in S.A. compare with ours?

          • HermitTalker

            They have the same quantity of anusi as your kind has here, Humourless anal retentive

          • samton909

            Well, I for one read-listen of just snipe.

          • HermitTalker

            I knew that already

          • samton909

            They van walk a hundred miles each way like I did when I was a child in the Amazon.

          • HermitTalker

            AMAZON should have delivered you to a dead end postal address. Pity they sent you on EOTT to be the Klass Klown

          • Mr. Graves

            Know-it-all kooks in the EOTT combox? Say it isn’t so!

        • samton909

          Give them a compass

  • christopherschaefer

    Eastern Catholics and Orthodox always have had married priests. Unfortunately, where Western cultural influence has crept in (e.g. Ukraine) the divorce rate among priests is the same as the general population. Fortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to scandal among the clergy, so this should be an easy one.

    • HermitTalker

      Sexual activity does not cure anything.

      • VeilOfTiers

        I sure agree with that!

  • Guy McClung

    EOTT-As we have learned, when current wolves in sheep clothing say “let less than 10% of us study family,” they already have drafted a magisterial document proclaiming that God erred and that continuing in unrepentant adultery and voluntarily engaging in anal sex, but lovingly, can be not only morally neutral, but acts of virtue.

    So when you now hear sputterings from the wolf lair about “married priests” and the worst you think is married priests – , with ex-wives of divorced priests getting the parish Lexus half of a parish’s property, a diocese after a lawsuit paying million$s for the future college of the priest’s children after a divorce, and a bishop paying out more millio$nS$ for a priest telling his wife what her heard in confession – think again. If voluntarily continuing in unrepentant adultery and engaging in anal sex can be acts of love, – and we now know this is true and it is God’s will for us – then making a commitment before God and men to do so exclusively and regularly with the one with whom you publicly and continually adulterate or the one you have turned into a sex object can be, and will magisterially declared to be . . . papal drum roll . . . .Sacramental Marriage!

    And somehow, since 2 + 2 now dogmatically = 5 or whatever a wolf or hireling wants it to be, somehow a sin-od on marriage will result in the revelation that Mary was ordained to Holy Orders and women, especially married ones, can be priestesses. And each hireling conference will have the authority to come up with its own ceremony and rubrics for ordination.

    Guy McClung, Texas

    • HermitTalker

      No he would still be bound to the confessional seal. However as I said elsewhere having sexual activity does not prevent adultery or abuse of minors or fornication. Look at government school teachers and coaches, married, single female and male. There were 2500 reported incidents in one year in one State.
      We had a local story on optional celibacy in Vox. Pop and clergy interviews. No one said anything about the cost of a married clergy or about divorce costs. I was familiar with a Methodist congregation in a relatively small city in the 1900s -that long ago when the clerical salary budget for one pastor and associate was $150 K. The pastor did some special communications work out of town. He was asked to come back for a funeral, agreed to do so IF the family paid the airfare and $500 fee. I once attended a funeral for a prominent citizen. His sermon made no reference to God, Jesus or Bible. We Catholics are living in a parallel universe. Paralysed by exaggerated bigoted attacks about abuse. See H. Weinstein’s story unravelling, now the UK government and PC abuse claims going back decades. More Hollywood stories since,

      • Paul Avizinis

        Not getting the satire here…what new format or somethin’. ?

      • christopherschaefer

        “We Catholics are living in a parallel universe.” How true

      • samton909

        Good one. Such satire and comedy is hard to come by these days.

    • Paul Avizinis

      Funny stuff, but don’t give up your day job.

  • Peter LaPorte

    Okay, I’ll confess. What is a “Chalice Chipper”?

    • ThomBombadil

      Urban Dictionary
      TOP DEFINITION

      chalice chipper

      Derogatory for someone who dates and/or marries a man who was in a Catholic seminary on their way to becoming a priest. Frowned upon because so few are becoming priests these days that the church doesn’t want to lose any.

      (Googled it)

  • samton909

    Upon hearing the news Father James Martin was heard to exclaim “Whoopee! Now all I have to do is marry my boyfriend and then I can become a priest!”

  • BCSWowbagger

    It turns out that “chalice chipper” is never funny. Calls to mind too many of my faithful female friends who innocently dated sems after they left seminary and ended up in tears on the porch because they were demeaned by current sems and shunned by their peers. This is one of the ugliest parts of our often-encouraging seminary culture in the 21st century. The Eye here doesn’t so much satirize it as confirm it.

    (And hey, guess what, SJV Class of 2011? If your classmates “fell” to the “temptations” of a good and holy woman who wanted to start a family with them, do you really think they were called to be a priest? It seems lot more likely to me that they’d end up like Fr. Wenthe, spending a year in Ramsey County Jail because they were cajoled into a life of celibacy they weren’t meant for.)