By Martha Nakimuli
Father Anthony Musaala has been suspended from church service following his advocacy concerning the marriage of catholic fathers.
Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga in a statement issued on Tuesday aid that he was firing fr Anthony Musaala for publishing a document that brings the Catholic church in disrepute.The archbishop said that father Musaala’s letter to Bishops ,Priest and the laity was damaging the morals of the catholic church and faulting God’s gift of celibacy.
The document father Musaale wrote and has widely been distributed was reportedly condemning celibacy arguing that catholic priests have ended up having children in secrecy because of the vow which limits them to marry and have children.
In the document Anthony Musaala pointed out a few fathers who have children and the church does not know about it.
However in his defense ,Father Musaala says that his document was a proposal meant to help clear the image of the church concerning the marriage of catholic priests.
He said that he was surprised to see that someone he gave the document for review before it is taken to the archbishop betrayed him and handed it over without any scrutiny.
Archbishop Lwanga has threatened that all the fathers mentioned in the document and pinned for having children are going to be investigated.
“People of God ,I deeply think of the immense suffering caused by the article produced in the media authored by father Musaala ,that seemed to be casting a shadow of suspicion on all priests” Father Lwanga said in the statement
Father Musaala who spreads the gospel through singing noted that he was receiving a lot of complaints from the public on the matter and decided to do something about it.