Is it Time to End Mandatory Celibacy for Priests?

Posted July 31, 2018 1:51 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Is it Time to End Mandatory Celibacy for Priests?

I am going to tiptoe into a minefield here.
First of all, I should say that as a married priest I feel un qualified to speak on the issue of clerical celibacy. I am humbled by the majority of my brother priests who accept the discipline of celibacy and who, for the most part, seem to do so with maturity, grace and good humor.
Can I comment on this issue?  I do have some first hand experience. I served as a celibate minister for seven years in the Anglican church before getting married, and thinking outside the box, it could be argued

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