Throughout the Catholic Church, East as well as West, a priest may not marry. ...
In the earliest years of the church, the clergy were largely married men. .... ...the
Catholic Church has always asp...
A Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church ... However, most priests were
married. ... France: documents show that the majority of priest were married.
tags: Catholic Church, priestly celibacy ... Ancient Druid priests were thought to
have been celibate and Aztec temple ... Some Popes were the sons of Popes. ....
(just reading tonight) must assert something, which has always been true and ...
Even married popes are known to us.<sup>1</sup> And yet, paradoxically, one has to desist,
... for the bishops and for the priests; when they were (still) lay people or lectors,
they ..... on the Catholic Church to relax the law of celibacy, it has always resisted.
Aug 27, 2009 ... Celibacy, however, was not always a requirement for ordination. ... converted to
Catholicism have been ordained as Roman Catholic priests. ... The entire Biblical
descriptions of who he was and what he did were fabrications.
May 16, 2012 ... Popes have spoken of it a 'the jewel in the crown of the priesthood'. ... Parallel to
this official promotion of celibacy, there was always a grim .... Now, the laws on
celibacy were not just a jumble of decisions, some pro and some ...
The first and most basic confusion is thinking of priestly celibacy as a dogma or ...
Even in the Eastern churches, though, there have always been some ...
Nov 7, 2011 ... I've also heard that many if not all of the first popes were married and had families
. .... Even the Catholic church would admit that celibacy was not enforced ...
Priests have always been prohibited to marry, all the way back to ...
In almost all Catholic congregations, a priest who married would be ruined; all his
... Supposing always that the vow of celibacy is faithfully kept, the power which
this .... and the clergy more respected if Catholic priests were permitted to marry.
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
..... It states,: "...the salvation of souls...is always the supreme law of the Church.