The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’
The debate on married priests is damaged by myth-making. History shows that married men, if ordained, had to live continently
Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood
Scotland’s cardinal tells the BBC that clerical celibacy could, in principle, be re-considered
His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds
More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women
In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer
Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.