Argument: Allowing priests to marry would reduce sexual abuse

Issue Report: Should Catholic priests be allowed to marry?


Louise Linehan, a non-practicing Catholic from Dingmans Ferry: “I think priests should be allowed to marry because it might lessen the sexual abuse cases there are in the church.”[1]

John Aloysius Farrell. “Catholic Church Should End Celibacy Rule, Let Rev. Cutie and Other Priests Marry”. US News and World Report. May 12, 2009: “You would think that after all the molestation scandals of recent years, the Catholic Church would give its priests a break and let them choose to be celibate, or to enjoy loving relationships with women.”