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Vow of 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...

The Bishop, His Hidden Relationship And His Teenage Children

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 03.06.2012 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

When a priest fails to keep celibacy, that man-made rule that even the Roman Catholic Church admits is changeable, adaptable and dispensable, we should not be so easily scandalized.

Celibacy And The New Testament

Greg Carey | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

What would it look like if Protestant churches encouraged members to consider celibacy as a temporary or lifelong vocation?

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.

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 ...