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Celibacy of Priests

According to a USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll, seventy five percent of Catholics favor allowing priests to marry. Whoa. How disappointing. So, no one can be celibate? No one can go without sex? If I fall prey to a disease that renders me incapable of having sex then I should.....end it all? Come on, PEOPLE!! Let's get with the program!! I've decided to take my own little poll using the same questions which were on the USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll. Visit my siteCatholic Commentary. Take the poll
Would you favor or oppose allowing Catholic priests to marry and continue to function as priests?
No Opinion
Do you think that sexual abuse of young people by priests is a widespread problem in the United States, or not that widespread a problem?
Not that widespread
No Opinion
Overall, do you think the Catholic Church has done a good job or a bad job in dealing with the problem of sexual abuse committed by its priests?
Good Job
Bad Job
No opinion
Do you think the Catholic Church has been more concerned with protecting its own image or with solving the problems of sexual abuse by its priests?
Protecting Own Image
Solving Problems of sexual abuse
No opinion
If a priest was known to have sexually abused young people, but had undergone rehabilitation, would you be willing to accept him as your parish priest, or not?
No opinion
Do you think the rate of sexual abuse of young people is higher among priests than it is among the general population, about the same, or lower among priests than it is among the general population?
Higher among priests
About the same
Lower among priests
No opinion
This poll was created on 2002-09-28 22:10:44 by The Lighthouse