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Clerical celibacy (Catholic Church)

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

A Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church | FutureChurch

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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.

Why a Celibate Priesthood? | Catholic Answers

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Catholic History ... Most non-Catholics—and even some Catholics—are pretty sure that Jesus would oppose a celibate priesthood. ... Many are mystified why the Church doesn't just dump the whole celibacy thing and get back to the mission of ...

Celibacy and the Priesthood | Catholic Answers

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Again, Fundamentalist time lines of "Catholic inventions" (a popular literary form) assign "mandatory priestly celibacy" to this or that year in Church history, as if ...

Priestly Celibacy in Patristics and Church History

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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 ...

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Celibacy of the Clergy - New Advent

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Before turning to the history of this observance it will be convenient to deal in the ... But in the Church of Christ, as an antithesis to this, the priestly character was ... Nevertheless, when the Old Catholics abolished compulsory celibacy for the ...

catholicism - When did the prohibition of marriage for priests in the ...

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Nov 7, 2011 ... 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 ...

39 Popes Were Married! - John Shuster

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I want to tell you about a crisis in our Roman Catholic church. ... History fully supports a married priesthood. For the first 1200 years of the Church's existence, priests, bishops and 39 popes were married.<sup>3</sup> Celibacy existed in the first century  ...

Why did celibacy become mandatory for priests? | Evidence for ...

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Jul 11, 2005 ... Can you tell me when the Catholic church started insisting its priests were celibate? How celibacy became common and why it became required are two very different ... Asceticism throughout history has included celibacy ...

5 Arguments Against Priestly Celibacy and How to Refute Them

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Crisis magazine has put together a list of arguments for priestly celibacy and ... clergy, and sexual abusers in general account for less than 2 percent of Catholic priests. ... priesthood is a convention introduced by the Church fairly late in history.

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History News Network | When Did the Catholic Church Decide ...

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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 ...

Why are priests celibate? - U.S. Catholic

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Aug 27, 2009 ... Current church teaching sees celibacy as a gift that God bestows on those who ... A more universal change in this discipline would require Catholics to ... His history was written decades after his death by people who used him ...

A history of Celibacy in the Catholic Church - Association of Catholic ...

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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 ...