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?.
right now, like many things, im clueless as to THE answer, everyone has an opinion, and in some countries those opinions can be expressed without persecution, so its great to share and ponder and improve life and for all creatures and mankind who live it. Mysteries are part of the understanding. Gods will isnt understandable to ours. So if I don't follow some things does it change everything? well I cant follow everything and agree with everything bc its breeds totalitarianism and absolutism to power of man not unknowing and living lifes experiences by doing ones best to please God. I think we will not ever know anything new and better unless someone experiences it and gives testimony. A new path, shorter more direct, less dangerous, found by first to cut through the hedgerows and leave the maze? I dont know. i'm catholic. Not ery good one Im afraid. But everyday, everyday, I serve the poor and misguided. And I can just say..Be the change you want to see...if you want a lady Pope, then try to be that person, maybe you will inspire the one Ordained by God to be that person. Dont just write but be. Share the Love of God with yourself and others by accepting service to others in His name.Christopher LaFayelle on The true reasons for prohibiting the ordination of women