The newest media push is polyamorous relationships, which I’ve now witnessed being depicted on several specials and news reports as a reasonable alternative to traditional marriage. Many find it difficult to understand us “Neanderthals” who bristle at the thought of constantly having to accept new lifestyles. ABC news, for example, asks us to “have an open mind” and consider whether “they have a point.”
There is perhaps no bigger challenge facing the Catholic Church than its global sexual abuse crisis. And that issue is inextricably tied to whether priests should be allowed to marry. No matter the next pope’s nationality, he will undoubtedly have to face this issue. The question is not if, but for how much longer, the Catholic Church will continue requiring priests to be celibate. The answer? Not much longer.