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Clerical celibacy (Catholic Church) - Wikipedia

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Clerical celibacy is the discipline within the Catholic Church by which only unmarried men are .... In the earliest years of the church, the clergy were largely married men. ... To the married clerg...

A Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church | FutureChurch

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France: documents show that the majority of priest were married. ... 1139-Pope Innocent II: Second Lateran Council confirmed the previous councils decree.

When Did the Catholic Church Decide Priests Should Be Celibate?

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Ancient Druid priests were thought to have been celibate and Aztec temple ... a thousand years old before it definitively took a stand in favor of celibacy in the ...

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

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Nov 7, 2011 ... I've also heard that many if not all of the first popes were married and had families . ... rites within the Catholic Church wherein priests are allowed to Marry, .... Recognition of Previous Marriage by the Roman Catholic Church.

A very brief history of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church - Living ...

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Aug 24, 2016 ... Keywords: Celibacy, priests, marriage, married, wives ... Several of the Apostles were married, but by many accounts they left their families .... Unbeknownst to her , a shocking, nearly century-old, law calls for her to remove all ...

39 Popes Were Married! - John Shuster

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39 Popes Were Married! by FATHER JOHN SHUSTER, MARRIED ROMAN ... of the Church's existence, priests, bishops and 39 popes were married.<sup>3</sup> Celibacy .... In the past 25 years, over 100,000 Roman Catholic priests, worldwide, have ...

Why are priests celibate? - U.S. Catholic

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Aug 27, 2009 ... Since then celibacy has been required of Roman Catholic priests, though the ... A more universal change in this discipline would require Catholics to .... They were able to hide their personality disorder behind the veil of an all ...

Prof. Thomas O'Loughlin gives history of celibacy in the Catholic ...

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May 16, 2012 ... The celibate priest was a hybrid between a spiritual Red Adare and the ... seems far-fetched, then study the old seminary anthems such as this from All ... The first Christian ministers were married and took this for granted (cf.

Is Pope Francis Going To Let Priests Get Married? - ThinkProgress

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Jul 14, 2014 ... ... 1 Corinthians 7:7–8 that “I wish that all were as I myself am,” meaning celibate, even ... In fact, married Catholic priests already exist — lots of them, actually. Roman Catholics are already allowed to ordain married men to the ... in the Catholic Church moves quickly — any institution as large and old as the ...

Priestly Celibacy in Patristics and Church History

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Even married popes are known to us.<sup>1</sup> And yet, paradoxically, one has to desist, .... Yet those who might have been married were thought not to have lived other .... of scholarship, not available in the past, have allowed doubt to be cast on the ...