Married Priests – The Vatican’s Response Summarized

The present shortage of priests often gives rise to a discussion on married priests. With the Pope’s recent invite to Anglican laity and clergy to join the Catholic Church, some saw a potential thaw in the Vatican’s position on celibate clergy. Not so, says John Thavis of Catholic New Service, as he reviews the Vatican’s response to this issue since the Synod on Priestly Formation in 1990 to the present day: Married priests? For the Vatican, still an exception to the rule. 

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