Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Should Priests Be Celibate?

According to a report by Swiss Info, former Swiss Catholic priests were forced to step down after admitting sexual relationships with their partners. These priest have now formed a group to challenge the celibacy rules.

The Catholic Church is in a dialogue with the group, Priests in Relationships, but refuses to recognize it formally despite claims that the enforcement of celibacy is eroding the church's integrity.

I just want to know what the church has to say for omitting this rule for it's first 1200 or so years of existence. I first found out about this from an interview I watched with the son who wrote this book: Vows : The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son. Maybe they would have more to say...

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