Tag Archives: celibacy

ASK FATHER: Won’t go to Mass celebrated by a married priest

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What advice can one give to a person who will not go to Mass celebrated by married priest? GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson There is nothing in canon law or theology that prevents people from … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Married deacons and the fascia

From a permanent deacon… QUAERITUR: Can a married Deacon use a fascia with his cassock, considering that it symbolises chastity? If it symbolizes chastity, most certainly then, a married deacon can wear it, since he should be living a life … Continue reading

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Austria – Where hell seems, in fact, to be prevailing.

When the Lord entrusted the Church to Peter and his successors He promised that it would endure.  Hell will not prevail in the end.  The Church will remain to the end. The Lord didn’t say it would remain everywhere. Andrea … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: getting around celibacy by leaving Church and coming back

From a reader: For the sake of argument, couldn’t a married Catholic man, who wanted to become a priest, simply get around the un-married rule by seeking ordination in an Episcopalian/Anglican seminary and after ordination simply take advantage of John … Continue reading

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POLL ALERT: WSJ on clerical celibacy

The Wall Street Journal is running a little poll on the issue of celibacy. And the results at the time of this writing: UPDATE 20:24 GMT: UPDATE 22:35 GMT: UPDATE 25 Sept 12:27 GMT: It seems that the poll has … Continue reading

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