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Lift the Vow of Celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church

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St. Thomas Aquinas is the Roman Catholic Church's most heavily revered theologian and scholar.

He wrote the following concerning natural law : "All people, believers and non-believers are called to recognize the needs of human nature expressed in natural law and guided by positive law, issued by civil and political authorities to regulate human co-existence". 

"When the natural law and the responsibilities it entails are denied, it dramatically opens up the way for ethical relativism (perverse behaviour) at the individual level, and for totalitarianism (dictatorship) at a political or state level." 

In his studies in the 13th Century, St. Thomas Aquinas tried to discern the intelligence and coherence of the trews of the Christian faith with the help of human reason but always enlightened by faith. 

In modern society, we have laws that prevent the denial of basic human rights - this denial is more commonly referred to as Genocide. 

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. 

Article 2 of the convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."   

St. Thomas Aquinas is correct in his assertion that when natural laws are denied, behaviour at an individual level is affected.   Pope Benedict is correct in stating that "St. Thomas' word is the word of God."

We believe that through the simple act of lifting the vow of celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church, the natural law that governs all human beings, believers or non-believers, will not be denied and in turn, the clergy of the Roman Catholic Church will be lifted from the torment that the denial of the most basic of human rights brings.  This is not an attack on the Roman Catholic Church, it is simply a call to order on the Church's policies.  In respect to St. Thomas Aquinas feast day which is January 28, please distribute this petition to as many people as you possibly can.

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  • maria patalano
    maria patalano Italy, Pozzuoli
    Oct 26, 2015
    Oct 26, 2015
    dear petitions,,,,i just received your info on my e-mail....i'm all for it for so long to end celibacy!!!! i ask you to please forward all our petitions to the vatican itself!!!! all these petitions and comments should go into the hands of our dear pope francis,,,,he is already thinking of ending celibacy......he wants new changes in our church!!!! i think it is more those greedy cardinals and bishops that want to rule our pope and it is them that don't want changes in the church!!!!! with a stroke of our dear pope francis's papal pen....celibacy can become ''optional'' in an instant!!!! i have no clue how to reach our dear pope,,,,, but with your help and all of us supporting this subject....we can work together and send these signed petitions to pope francis himself!!! thanks and blessings!!!!!!
  • maria patalano
    maria patalano Italy, Pozzuoli
    Oct 24, 2015
    Oct 24, 2015
    i pray that soon we will end celibacy,,at least to optional!!! it was brought into the church for politics....and it has caused nothing but hidden sexual dirty scandals!!!! our disciples were our first christian priests and st. peter was our first dear pope...and they were married!!!! our priest should follow the examples of our disciples...celibacy is nothing but pagan!!!! if jesus never demanded celibacy from his disciples,,,why should the church??? by forbidding priests to marry,,,is denying them of their human rights!!!! this abuse should be stopped now!!!! thank you and blessings!!!!
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