As is usual you cherry pick verses in order to condemn the Catholic Church. The grammar in the text is intended not as a command but as a restriction, i.e., they are not to have MULTIPLE wives or marriages.who="Anthony MN"
Celibacy is Church Practice, Not Dogma
This is used to 'explain' why the CC does one thing, but declares that it is not dogma. What it really says is that 'the thing may not be doctrine, but we do it our way, anyhow.'
That offends my intelligence. If it is wrong, it should not be done. If it is right, it should be required.
I Tim.3:3 Bishops must BE the husband of one wife.
I Tim.3:11 Deacons wives must BE...
I Tim.3:12 LET (allow) deacons to BE the husband of one wife...
What part of BE (present tense) do you not understand?
And where is there any mention of a widower?
Widows are not to remarry? That does not explain putting youthful...never married girls into a house next door to youthful unmarried men...and having them work together. It is a recipe for temptation/trouble.
Why do you ignore;
1 Cor 7:1
1 Cor. 7:7
1 Cor. 7:27
1 Cor. 7:32-33, 38