Address the subject of clerical celibacy is not an easy task. Dare to return to the basic texts, dare to be based on the research of theologians during the past fifty years, dare reread the history of the Church, that is our goal. Among the key issues, everyone is invited to ask in Jesus he was single? Texts on which to base? He advocated celibacy?
The apostles were married? Why Saint Paul says about celibacy as it has not received any teaching of the Lord? How the Church did it come to impose celibacy on priests? What is the difference between celibacy and chastity? Why monks take a vow of chastity, but not diocesan priests? Why sister churches, such as Anglican and Orthodox churches, do they not require celibacy for their priests? And finally account, how do they live priests celibate?.
celibacy for christ as a vocation is born out of free will.No one preaches to or forces you to accept it.Unlike marriage,that is common and which people are most often forced into.A married man can only talk fruitfully about issues of marriage and not celibacy.Its like a farmer comming out to talk on issues of the space,where there are astronomers.Focus on your own vocation and use it to impact positively on the people around you.Many out of ignorance blame celibacy for few sec scandals among the clergy.What is to blame for too many adultery cases in marriage?What is to blame for parents having sex with their own biological offsprings?What is to blame for the married who engage in gay and lesbian sex?Let each person focus on his vocation and work to enter heaven and not on attacking or re-interpreting plain biblical words.mark saint on Did Jesus preach celibacy?