More US Catholics expect married priests in church's future

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

March 7, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Could married priests be in the future of the Catholic Church? More US Catholics think so.

A new poll by the Pew Research Center found that a slim majority, 51 percent of Catholics in America, believe the church will allow priests to marry by the year 2050.

The figure is up 12 points from the days just after the election of Pope Francis.

Opinions about allowing women to become priests held steady from last year at 40 percent.

The number of Catholics who think the church will permit the use of birth control rose slightly to 56 percent.

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  • Delia
    9 March 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    We should never give in to the un-godly, immoral and satanic pandering of this world. Stand you ground on your beliefs. Do not buckle as politicians tend to do these days. People need to wake up or our Blessing from God will end due to our own dis-obedience to his laws.

    Authentic moral teaching is based on objective truth, not polling.

    • Delia
      9 March 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      It is sad that people are more worried about protecting sexual preference than protecting their religious preference.

  • Wil
    9 March 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    @Delia … There isn’t anything in the Bible that says priest can’t be married nor that women can’t be priest. As a matter of fact up until the 17th century Catholic priest could e married. That rule that says priest can’t be married is a man made rule and not a God made one. How in the world can a Priest counsel a couple on marriage if they have never been married? The same with having and raising children?