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    :box TV priest Michael Manning had affair with second cousin

    TV priest Michael Manning takes leave of absence after revealing he had affair with his cousin



    Rev. Michael Manning admitted to having an affair with his second cousin.

    A popular Roman Catholic priest with a worldwide television ministry has reportedly confessed to having an affair with his cousin more than three years ago.

    The Rev. Michael Manning said he broke his vow of celibacy with Nancy Kotowski, a school superintendent in Monterey County, Calif., the San Bernardino County Sun reported Wednesday.

    The 59-year-old Kotowski is Manning's second cousin. The sexual relationship came to light after the Sun received intimate correspondences between them.

    "The reality is I was living two lives: one as a priest who was vowed to celibacy and another life as a sexually active man in our sexual intimacy," Manning wrote to Kotowski, according to one correspondence the newspaper received.

    The two cut off their affair about three years ago when he grew conflicted over the illicit affair, he wrote in the correspondence, according to the newspaper. It was not clear how long the relationship lasted.

    "We've been such good friends, and there's a deep love we have for each other," he wrote. "The sexuality was secondary. It's very hard when you care for someone, but I love my priesthood more. I admit the fact of my sinfulness. I've done wrong. That's why I've stopped."

    Manning began a Catholic television ministry in 1978 and now appears on "The Word in the World," a weekly show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

    The priest said Wednesday that he would take a leave of absence from his post with the Diocese of San Bernardino. It is unclear what will happen to his television show.

    Kotowski said Wednesday she hoped revelations of the affair would change some of the long-standing rules of the church - mainly the vow of celibacy that priests must take.

    "The reality is that we love the church, we're committed to the church, but I'm hoping a dialogue will open up (about) obligatory celibacy, the whole question of celibacy," she told the Monterey Herald. "Is it right for all people?"

    She then went on to describe the priest as her "soulmate" and said that they even considered marrying.

    "It's a struggle, but we know God is calling to us, so we honor that," she told the newspaper.

    nmandell@nydailynews.com

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    ok, so why u post dis?

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    The vow of celibacy takes serious self-restraint. Outside of the fact that she is his second cousin, I can understand the desire for intimacy.

    ...and at least this time it's an adult female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.BOOMBASTIC View Post
    ok, so why u post dis?
    Do you see any of the dialogue she is speaking about arising from this situation? Do you agree with the celibacy requirement? I'm interested in seeing where people fall on the issue.

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    ummm wow.

    I could excuse him breaking the vow but damn with his cousin... second cousin is still too damn close your grandparents are brother and sisters or whatever.
    They even look alike the eyes the smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    The vow of celibacy takes serious self-restraint. Outside of the fact that she is his second cousin, I can understand the desire for intimacy.

    ...and at least this time it's an adult female.
    Well cousins are allowed to marry in most US states and most nations worldwide...shocking as people act like it is...it's even allowed in the bible.

    The bigger deal is him breaking his vows.

    And whether the vows even make sense. Men function better with a strong woman behind them as a partner. "It is not good for man to be alone"...God seh suh.

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    Well cousins are allowed to marry in most US states and most nations worldwide...shocking as people act like it is...it's even allowed in the bible.

    The bigger deal is him breaking his vows.

    And whether the vows even make sense. Men function better with a strong woman behind them as a partner. "It is not good for man to be alone"...God seh suh.
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    Lol
    what? what'd I say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownilus View Post
    what? what'd I say?
    Nothing..Interesting points. Dont totally agree with all..but I understand what you saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownilus View Post
    Well cousins are allowed to marry in most US states and most nations worldwide...shocking as people act like it is...it's even allowed in the bible.

    The bigger deal is him breaking his vows.

    And whether the vows even make sense. Men function better with a strong woman behind them as a partner. "It is not good for man to be alone"...God seh suh.
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    preists are suppose to be single for many reasons, its only common sense. if u aren't willig to be single, become a deacon or join another church. preists concern should be on the church and church only, a family would take away from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownilus View Post
    Well cousins are allowed to marry in most US states and most nations worldwide...shocking as people act like it is...it's even allowed in the bible.

    The bigger deal is him breaking his vows.

    And whether the vows even make sense. Men function better with a strong woman behind them as a partner. "It is not good for man to be alone"...God seh suh.
    True regarding cousins. It just seems unnecessary for plenty people today since there are so many other options.

    I agree that the bigger issue is the vows. Only a small minority of people can really function well without companionship. And you are so right about what God has already spoken on this... So I can't fault him really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.BOOMBASTIC View Post
    preists are suppose to be single for many reasons, its only common sense. if u aren't willig to be single, become a deacon or join another church. preists concern should be on the church and church only, a family would take away from that.
    I can understand that dedication that the ministry requires. However, is it right to forbid those in service from marrying? The Scriptures don't seem to be in agreement with it. Why do you think that is?

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    ..

    I'm really not going to comment.

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