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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerical_celibacy_(Catholic_Church)

Clerical celibacy is the discipline within the Catholic Church by which only unmarried men are ordained to the episcopate, ...

www.futurechurch.org/brief-history-of-celibacy-in-catholic-church

A Brief History of Celibacy in the. Catholic Church. First Century Peter, the first pope, and the apostles that Jesus chose were, for the most part, married men.

www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/august-19th-2016/the-true-history-of-celibacy

Aug 18, 2016 ... The history is complicated, but well documented in studies such as Stefan Heid's Celibacy in the Early Church. Yes, indeed, during the first ...

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The Roman Catholic Church's position today is derived from the Council of Trent. Celibacy is considered an important part of the priesthood, a sign of a priest's ...

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Aug 24, 2016 ... The history is confusing because there was no single uniform declaration in the early Church. The debate over married men becoming Catholic ...

www.uscatholic.org/glad-you-asked/2009/08/why-are-priests-celibate

Aug 27, 2009 ... Technically, celibacy is the commitment not to marry. In the Latin (Roman) Catholic Church, it is a prerequisite for ordination to the priesthood.

www.associationofcatholicpriests.ie/2012/05/celibacy-in-the-catholic-church-a-brief-history

May 16, 2012 ... Prof O'Loughlin's article was published originally in History Ireland 3/4(1995)41- 46 – it re-appears here with the editor's permission. Thomas ...

www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cclergy/documents/rc_con_cclergy_doc_01011993_chisto_en.html

Priestly celibacy in patristics and in. the history of the Church. Roman Cholij. Secretary of the Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Catholics in. Great Britain. It is clear ...

www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/celibacy-in-the-catholic-church-a-brief-history

Celibacy in the Catholic Church is a higher calling to abstain oneself to indulge in sexual pleasures since it is mandated by the Sacrament of Holy Orders,

christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/4488/when-did-the-prohibition-of-marriage-for-priests-in-the-catholic-church-originat

This article gives an overview of the history of celibacy in the clergy. Even the Catholic church would admit that celibacy was not enforced on ...