Pope Francis says priest celibacy 'can be revised'

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And it can be. The Eastern Orthodox have been doing it for 2000 years, and it seems to work for them.

I have to wonder how far the whole homosexual child abuse thing could have gotten, if there had been married heterosexual viri probati, many with (one hopes) large families of their own, embedded from root to branch within the Roman Rite priesthood, keeping an eye on things.

And I think the word the translator was looking for was “temporal”, not “temporary”, same Latin root, but a different shade of meaning, and I know we all like precision where words are concerned.

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