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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.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=70507

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 ...

historynewsnetwork.org/article/696

Michele Prince, Mandatory Celibacy in the Catholic Church - A Handbook for the ..... A good article, but several other important historical points ought be made:

www.catholicherald.co.ukww001000e2d01w.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/august-19th-2016/the-true-history-of-celibacy

Aug 18, 2016 ... History shows that married men, if ordained, had to live continently. ... the Church never officially imposed celibacy: the word, strictly speaking, ...

theconversation.com/how-did-celibacy-become-mandatory-for-priests-75031

Mar 26, 2017 ... Cardinals, bishops and priests renew their vows of celibacy, poverty and ... that the Catholic Church should discuss the tradition of celibacy in ... Celibate Christians, both monks and clergy, have a long history with scandal.

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.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.newsweek.com/surprisingly-complicated-history-celibacy-priesthood-574670

Mar 27, 2017 ... The pope's recent suggestion that the Catholic Church discuss celibacy vows harks back to an earlier version of church practice.