Non-Romantic Nearness, The Billy Graham Rule, and Pope John Paul’s Friendship With a Married Woman

Non-Romantic Nearness, The Billy Graham Rule, and Pope John Paul’s Friendship With a Married Woman

Apparently, Pope John Paul II had a long term, platonic friendship with a married woman named Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka.

First, I will list an assortment of news articles summarizing the former Pope’s relationship with this woman –

And then I will link to (much farther down this page) a really good blog post by a Christian, Dan J. Brennan, who criticizes other Christians who sexualize all male-female relationships or who discourage male-female friendship. He is against the BGR (Billy Graham Rule), which teaches Christian men to sexually objectify ALL women, even celibate Christian women and keep single women at arm’s length.

(Link):  Pope John Paul II secret letters: Pontiff’s deep affection for Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka revealed

Feb 15, 2016

  • Letters shown to the BBC by the National Library of Poland have revealed an intense 30-year relationship between former Pope, John Paul II, and philosopher, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka. There is no suggestion the late pontiff broke his vow of celibacy with Tymieniecka, a married woman.

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Christian Bishop Fired Over Sex Orgy Video

Bishop Fired Over Sex Orgy Video

Standard disclaimer: Being married and a parent, or saying you are a Christian, does not automatically make you more godly, ethical, or loving than anyone else.
And single Christian ladies who’d like to get married: time to give up on the “be equally yoked” teaching, since so many Christian men are rapists and perverts.

All these post-evangelicals, ex Christians, feminists, and liberal Christians like to say that Christians worship virginity and celibacy – really, because I’m not finding many who respect the concept and lifestyle, let alone who “worship” it. Here’s another example of what I mean:

(Link): Bulgaria bishop stripped of job after taking part in orgy

(Link): Bulgarian bishop fired after video emerges of him enjoying an orgy with four women

    -Bishop Boris was sacked after appearing in a sex tape with four women
    -Bulgarian headed the second largest monastery in the country
    -The ‘orgy film’ leaked online and made its way into the media

    By HANNAH ROBERTS
    PUBLISHED: 11:44 EST, 21 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:33 EST, 21 February 2014

    A Bulgarian bishop has been sacked from his post after video emerged of him taking part in an orgy with four women.

    Bishop Boris, who headed the second largest monastery in Bulgaria, was filmed frolicking at a sex party with four women, which then leaked online and subsequently to the media.

    Bishop Boris was forced to step down after being found guilty of acts ‘incompatible with his office’, a statement from the Holy Synod, the Orthodox Church’s supreme clerical body read.

    Boris, who was known for his weakness for earthly luxuries such as cars, women and fine wine, risks excommunication.

    The case must now be examined by the ecclesiastical court. The Holy Synod is also expected to rule on the case of the monastery of Troyan, central Bulgaria, where the monks were were caught having gay orgies.

    Bishop Boris headed Bachkovski Monastery, located about 117 miles from the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

    It is one of the oldest monasteries in the country, founded in 1083 as a Byzantine Iberian Orthodox monastery.

    It draws thousands of visitors every year and is considered one of the main tourist attractions in the area.

    The sex party is only the latest scandal to hit the Bulgarian church, which counts 80 per cent of the population as followers, after revelations last year that senior clergy had been agents of the former communist regime.

(Link): Bulgaria’s Bishop Boris fired over sex orgy video

    The Orthodox church bishop heads up the second biggest monastery in the country — he was allegedly seen in the online video having sex with four women.

    BY DAVID HARDING / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 10:35 AM

    A Bulgarian priest has been sacked after a video was posted online allegedly showing him at an orgy with four women.

    Bishop Boris headed the second largest monastery in the country.

    He was sacked by Bulgarian Orthodox Church bosses for acts “incompatible with his office,” reported the Bulgarian daily, Trud, which also revealed the existence of the sex video.

Priest Daniel McFalls Fathers a Baby – Speaks Out Against Celibacy

Priest Daniel McFalls Fathers a Baby – Speaks Out Against Celibacy

So, because you couldn’t keep your penis in your pants makes you assume other men cannot, or should not, be held to that standard (which is a biblical standard, by the way)?

Look, I don’t agree with many Roman Catholic teachings, including that clergy must remain single and celibate, but I am oh so tired of people who can’t keep their pants zipped assuming all other believers (or even Non Believers) are just as sloppy and un-disciplined as they are.

Just because you cannot go without sex for five minutes doesn’t mean the rest of us are like that.

I don’t agree with the RCC’s rule on no marriage for priests, but dudes take the assignment knowing up front they are expected to remain single and celibate, so if this priest guy wants to diddle women, he needs to step down from his job. (I just now saw one article says he quit his priest job.)

Dude was not even married to the woman in the story he slept with, is my understanding. He had pre-marital sex. He fornicated.

(Link): ‘Flirty’ Catholic priest says clergy should be allowed to marry as a parishioner gives birth to his son

    -Father Daniel McFalls made the announcement in a letter
    -The mother is a ‘descreet’ member of his parish
    -Will remain a priest unless he volunteers to have powers removed

    By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

    PUBLISHED: 21:09 EST, 30 September 2013
    | UPDATED: 05:50 EST, 1 October 2013

    The Catholic priest who quit after getting a woman pregnant has revealed that the mother of his child was a member of his congregation and he now thinks that the Church should allow priests to marry.

    Father Daniel McFalls left his post at St Mary’s in Stockton, California after making the shocking announcement to his parish that he was going to be a first-time father.
    The baby- a boy, named Daniel Gabriel- has since been born and the former priest is speaking out about how he feels the Church needs to change with the times.

    ‘It’s sad I had to choose between caring for this child and all the people I care for at our church. It’s sad I was put in that position,’ he told The New York Daily News.

    ‘I know I’m not worthy to be speaking publicly about this because I’m a sinner, but I hope this might help the Catholic Church to look more deeply at the possibility of finding some way to open the door to a married priesthood.’

    One of those parishioners who was particularly close to his heart was the mother of his newborn child.

    He has not revealed her name, but said that she is a ‘discreet’ member of his church.

    ‘When that little baby was born at 5.22am, it was the happiest moment of my life, along with my ordination,’ he told the news site.

    …The news about the impending childbirth came from a letter sent to the church and read to his congregation.

    McFalls said: ‘A child will soon be born, and I am the baby’s father. I know this comes as a shock to you, and to many a disappointment.

    ‘I assume full responsibility for my actions and will do all that I can so that my child receives the care and love that he deserves.

    …McFalls’ was given an indefinite leave of absence by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, head of the Diocese of Stockton, and will now have to decide if he wants to remain a priest.

    One member of his congregations has said she is glad he is gone, calling him ‘flirty.’

    Diana Garcia, who has attended the church for 15 years, told Fox News: ‘He’s gone after girls before and he’s gone after my daughters.’

    ‘He’s just lustful, he didn’t say he was in love or marry the girl, no.

    ‘It’s not about being a sinner, it’s about playing with God, he made a vow, this is a priest we’re talking about.’

(Link): Catholic priest quits after getting woman pregnant

(Link): ‘Flirty’ Catholic priest, 58, who stunned parishioners last week for admitting to making a woman pregnant has welcomed a son to the world

(Link): Catholic priest will remain part of clergy despite arrival of his child (VIDEO)
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Related posts this blog:

(Link): There is No Such Thing as a Gift of Singleness or Gift of Celibacy or A Calling To Either One

(Link): Douglas Wilson and Christian Response FAIL to Sexual Sin – No Body Can Resist Sex – supposedly – Re Celibacy

(Link): The Myth of the Gift – Regarding Christian Teachings on Gift of Singleness and Gift of Celibacy

(Link): Why So Much Fornication – Because Christians Have No Expectation of Sexual Purity

(Link): Ever Notice That Christians Don’t Care About or Value Singleness, Unless Jesus Christ’s Singleness and Celibacy is Doubted or Called Into Question by Scholars?

(Link): Christian Double Standards on Celibacy – Hetero Singles Must Abstain from Sex but Not Homosexual Singles

(Link): When Adult Virginity and Adult Celibacy Are Viewed As Inconvenient or As Impediments

(Link) How About Using Celibates as Role Models For Celibacy? (Oddity: Christians Holding Up Non-Virgins [Fornicators] As Being Experts or Positive Examples on Sexual Purity)

(Link): Link Round Up: Christian gender double standards on sexual purity, More Craptastic Relationship, Sex, Marriage Advice by Christians for Singles, Lousy and Abusive Mothers, Roman Catholics on Priest Celibacy, Male Fertility – Other Topics

(Link): Gift of Singleness Gift of Celibacy Unbiblical – Those Terms and Teachings Contribute to Fornication / Editorial About Sex Surrogates

(Link): Christians Who Attack Virginity Celibacy and Sexual Purity – and specifically Russell D. Moore and James M. Kushiner