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The Pope said we have to be attentive to ‘when the Holy Spirit demands something’

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

My dream for my kids: celibacy

As a husband and father of two, my highest ambition is to have no grandchildren

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

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The true history of celibacy

The debate on married priests is damaged by myth-making. History shows that married men, if ordained, had to live continently

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The new push to end priestly celibacy

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Those who want to overturn the ancient discipline are energetic, well organised and influential. But can they persuade Pope Francis to make such a radical change?

It makes no sense to call for the abolition of priestly celibacy on the basis of the Panorama documentary