Why are they Catholic?

Priests seek optional celibacy. I don’t understand Catholics who want to be Catholic, but disregard the Pope and make their own decisions about everything. You’re a Protestant already. Deal with it.

Democracy is overrated anyhow. It certainly doesn’t belong in the church, let alone the Church. And before everybody gets all hissy, keep in mind that almost no one actually believes in democracy. They only think they do.