Pope Is Asked To Make Priestly Celibacy Optional

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- She uses a wheelchair and carries the weight of her 87 years, but Clelia Luro feels powerful enough to make the Roman Catholic Church pay attention to her campaign to end priestly celibacy....

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  • Pope against making priestly celibacy optional in Latin rite
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  • Pope Says He Is Against Making Priestly Celibacy Optional in the Latin Rite
    Paul VI was the author of the encyclical Sacerdotalis Caelibatus, which defends priestly celibacy ... issued a decree requiring all priests to be celibate and asked his bishops to enforce it. Celibacy ...
    01/28/2019 - 3:19 am | View Link
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  • A Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church ...
    1074-Pope Gregory VII said anyone to be ordained must first pledge celibacy: priests [must] first escape from the clutches of their wives. 1095-Pope Urban II had priests wives sold into slavery, children were abandoned. Twelfth Century 1123-Pope Calistus II: First Lateran Council decreed that clerical marriages were invalid.
    08/12/2019 - 8:13 pm | View Website
  • Clerical celibacy in the Catholic Church
    This synod strongly reaffirms what the Latin Church and some Oriental rites require, that is that the priesthood be conferred only on those men who have received from God the gift of the vocation to celibate chastity (without prejudice to the tradition of some Oriental churches and particular cases of married clergy who convert to Catholicism, which are admitted as exceptions in Pope Paul VI's encyclical on priestly celibacy, no. 42).
    08/12/2019 - 11:17 am | View Website
  • Pope Francis wants to change two major Catholic laws he ...
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    08/11/2019 - 2:35 am | View Website
  • Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (June 24, 1967) | Paul VI
    To the Bishops, Priests and Faithful of the Whole Catholic World. Priestly celibacy has been guarded by the Church for centuries as a brilliant jewel, and retains its value undiminished even in our time when the outlook of men and the state of the world have undergone such profound changes.
    08/10/2019 - 10:07 am | View Website
  • Pope Francis on Priestly Celibacy
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    08/9/2019 - 8:31 pm | View Website
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