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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

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Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste, says chastity is not abstinence, but a virtue that can help us all love more fully

Bishop Egan makes comments in weekly diocesan email bulletin

But why does an author hailing ‘life without sex’ on the paper’s website need to remain anonymous?

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