Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Questions about Celibacy

Answers about Celibacy from the very fine Catholic Edudcation Research Center


UPDATE: Eric adds a link to an article from the wife of a former Protestant minister who has come into the Church and been ordained a priest.

2 comments:

Eric said...

A related item I've read recently:

"Why A Married Priesthood Won't Remedy the Priest Shortage" by Patricia Dixon, wife of a Protestant pastor before the family entered the Catholic Church.

http://soli.inav.net/~jfischer/jan99/patriciadixon.html

Roxanne said...

I feel that such questions (i.e. whether a married priesthood increases interest in the vocation) are missing the point of what it means to be a priest.

A person of high spirituality is someone who is able to separate themselves on a physical level in order to connect with the divine. Such an act is impossible when animalistic urges (such as the desire to procreate) exist.