Maybe not but women can't become priests in the Catholic church.
I'm not the Catholic Church and you said I said only men can become priests when I didn't. My view is a person's gender doesn't make a priest, their words and actions do.
Then your view is contrary to the Pope's and Catholic tradition.
Claire wrote:No, I've never said the bread/wine physically becomes flesh/blood.
SEG wrote:I thought all Catholics believed that? Transubstantiation is part of your doctrine isn't it?
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Claire wrote:Transubstantiation doesn't mean the bread physically becomes flesh and tastes like flesh, and the wine physically becomes blood and tastes like blood.
In the previous chapter the apostle wrote, "The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is communion with the body of Christ" (1 Cor. 11:16). His words are clear. The only possible meaning is that the bread and wine at the consecration become Christ's actual body and blood. Evidently Paul believed that the words Christ had said at the Last Supper, "This is my Body," meant that really and physically the bread is his body. In fact Christ was not merely saying that the bread was his body; he was decreeing that it should be so and that it is so.
Transubstantiation - The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharistic Adoration at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno NV USA
Transubstantiation (Latin: transsubstantiatio; Greek: μετουσίωσις metousiosis) is, according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the change of substance or essence by which the bread and wine offered in the sacrifice of the sacrament of the Eucharist during the Mass, become, in reality, the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that in the Eucharistic offering bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ. The reaffirmation of this doctrine was expressed, using the word "transubstantiate", by the Fourth Council of the Lateran in 1215. It was later challenged by various 14th century reformers—John Wycliffe in particular.
The manner in which the change occurs, the Roman Catholic Church teaches, is a mystery
SEG wrote:Ok you think that RC priests should have sex?
Claire wrote:Like anyone else, if a priest has sex it should be within a marriage. And, even when married they should refrain some certain sexual activities that do not allow for the creation of a new soul, and is done for sensual appeasement only. Because that would be defiling the divine and holy purpose of sex and leading their partner to sexual immorality as well. But, I also understand that many people commit sexual immoralities in ignorance. It'd be far worse if someone knows what they're doing is immoral and continue in it anyway. To conclude, there are priests within Catholicism who are married and have children.
How can sex in marriage be immoral? Or even out of marriage? It is a human need. How about bishops?
Premise One: If a compassionate God exists, then he would do things just as a compassionate person would.
Premise Two: God doesn't do things as a compassionate person would.
Conclusion: Therefore, a compassionate God does not exist.