Married Orthodox priests set example
As a Christian, I feel shame and disgust about the abuse of children by Catholic priests.
I watch the news in dismay as they discuss what is wrong with the these Catholic priests. No one has answers. Instead, everyone is requesting that the cardinals and bishops resign, even the Pope himself.
This will not solve the problem.
What I find interesting is that no one is questioning why this happens within the Catholic Church as opposed to other religions, such as the Greek Orthodox Church. The Catholic Church treats priests as if they are gods, when instead they are merely men with human needs. In contrast, for example, the Greek Orthodox Church requires that all priests must be married before being ordained, recognizing that they are men first.
They have families, children and real-life experiences in the everyday world to draw from and to humanize them.
Elie Stergiou, Windsor