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Priest Celibacy

900 Year Old Tradition Of Priestly Celibacy May Soon Be Over

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

For over 900 years Catholic priests have practiced celibacy; but now that may be changing. After Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned over sexual misconduc...

Could Benedict XVI Be Machiavellian?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Georges Ugeux

The way he got the pontificate illustrates that he is perfectly capable to have engineered a maneuver to ensure that the Catholic Church remains an entrenched conservative institution.

Legion Of Christ Rocked By Another Priest Scandal

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Legion of Christ religious order, still reeling from revelations that its late founder was a pedophile, admitted Wednesday that it...

Catholic Priest Admits To Being Secretly Married

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

Father Kevin Lee, a Catholic Priest who presided over Padre Pio parish in Sydney, Australia, admitted to being secretly married for a year, and says m...

Papal Critics

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Christopher Brauchli

Father Bourgeois is a priest who is a member of the Maryknoll religious order. In 2008 he participated in the ordination of a woman conducted by a group known as the Roman Catholic Womenpriests.

'Culture Of Secrecy' Alive And Well In The Roman Catholic Church

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 12.16.2011 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

It cannot be a sin to question church leaders and the way they run day-to-day operations. Only religious extremists shy away from justified criticism of today's Church.

Paul Iby, Reformist Bishop, Pushes Vatican To End Celibacy Requirement For Priests

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VIENNA — An Austrian bishop who has pushed the Vatican for reforms said in an interview published Wednesday that the Catholic church should drop...

It's Not About Celibacy: Blaming the Wrong Thing for the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Celibacy does not cause pedophilia. But that hasn't stopped otherwise thoughtful pundits and commentators, and among them even some Catholics, from opining on celibacy as a cause of the crisis.

Sex And Incarnation

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Cunningham

The ancient pagans may have been on to something. Sex is not just an act, it is a divine force that can be generative or destructive.

Celibacy Partly To Blame For Clerical Sex Abuse, Says Cardinal

timesonline.co.uk | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A cardinal seen as a future candidate for the papacy has broken a Vatican taboo by raising the possibility that priestly celibacy is among the causes ...