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Sunday, March 12, 2017

In Defense of Priestly Celibacy

catholic priest and wife
Editor's Note:This excellent article is a Remnant translation of "Défense du celibat sacerdotal" by the SSPX French District back in 2013 in its Lettre a nos freres pretres.  It can be read in French here. Our translator has not asked for credit but would very much appreciate your prayers for his intentions. MJM


Priestly celibacy, which the Catholic Church has kept for centuries like a sacred jewel, has been, for a number of years, the object of doubts, challenges, and even virulent attacks. The consciences of Catholics are troubled, while aspirants to the priesthood and priests are perplexed. It is therefore necessary to examine this question in the light of the Gospel and of the authentic Tradition of the Church.


Objections against priestly celibacy

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