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.


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.

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.