Priesthood is Being Crucified on the Cross of Celibacy

Priesthood is Being Crucified on the Cross of Celibacy
Daniel Sangjib /Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP

We cannot bring about real reform of the Roman Catholic priesthood unless we do away with mandatory celibacy for diocesan priests in the Latin rite. Why would that improve the priesthood?

It would make priests more honest about ourselves and sexuality. With real parents in the priesthood, it would make us more aware of the vulnerability of children and more outraged at their abuse. (Does anybody really think that if bishops were also real fathers that they would have covered up so much child abuse?)

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