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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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