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Pope Francis’s comments show that ‘he’s got a spirit that’s open to God’

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

pope francis speaking during an audience at the Vatican

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

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

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

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?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/12/15

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Bishop Leo O’Reilly is asking his fellow bishops to consider the idea

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