Stefania Salomone, who started a website for women in relationships
with priests: "There is never a happy ending."
With child abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church, a
group of almost 40 Italian women who have had intimate relationships
with priests have written an open letter to Pope Benedict denouncing celibacy as a "tattered shroud" and man-made
law that "is not
sacred in the least" and has nothing to do with the Scriptures. Their
passionate letter is here.
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"The priest, like any human being, needs to live with
his fellow beings, to have feelings, to love and be loved and to face
the other deeply." - from the women's letter.