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That nun should have been the first person to ask ... but perhaps the question has just occurred to user6941 ... Please note that this does not belong to "Sacred deposit" of the faith (the depositum fidei). For the age of Mary when she was married, please see this one possible source: VII. MARRIAGE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN TO JOSEPH in The Life of the ...


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As usual, my answer is long-winded, but it is, I hope, worth reading nevertheless. In answering many such questions, we need to take the long view, so to speak, and treat an important issue such as this one in the context of the entire canon of Scripture, which we today--unlike the saints of old--have the privilege of possessing in its fullness. Did ...


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See "Priestly celibacy in patristics and in the history of the Church" by Roman Cholij or Card. Stickler's The Case for Clerical Celibacy: its historical development and theological foundations. Priests have always been prohibited to marry, all the way back to Apostolic times, in both the Eastern or Western Church. Sometimes, though, married men have been ...


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Introduction When did the prohibition of marriage for priests in the Catholic church originate? For those called who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven, they do so because they have been called to it and the joyfully receive it. Mt 19:12(RSVCE) 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are ...



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