Originally Posted by ninoleo
Have you ever heard any stories of Catholic priests fathering children with women despite the laws of celibacy? What do you think it's like to be a priest's child?
I mentioned that someone in my family was a priest who had four daughters by a mistress. These daughters were long shunned by my family because their father had broken his vow of celibacy and they were the product of that. The only surviving one still talks about how her husband didn't initially know that she was a priest's child.
Well, calling any child "illegitimate" isn't going to help their situation. It's like saying they are unacceptable, unworthy, and less than others simply because of how they were brought into this world. So, when people stop calling them that, and stop having that mindset towards them, maybe that will help.