History of catholic celebacy....and married catholic priests.<quoted text>
Eastern Orthodox priests cannot marry after they are ordained. Bishops cannot be married at all.
Since celibacy is a discipline in the Latin rite, it can be changed or exceptions can be made. It's not doctrine or dogma, and all those who enter the priesthood and consecrated religious life are well aware of it and choose freely to follow their vocation to God.
Dust Storm says that Jesus said his priests were not to be married.
If protestant ministers with a wife and family can quit their post and become a catholic priest they are allowed to have a wife and kids.
Also catholic clergy were allowed to marry up until the 12th century.
There were 39 popes who had been married.
Where is the consistency? Where is the beef?