Christians follow the teaching of God's Word regards the clergy....<quoted text>
When the catholic CHURCH speaks conservative catholics listen. If the church says NO! to optional celebacy than conservative catholics scream NO!
.....If the catholic church changes the policy and says YES! to optional celebacy then conservative catholics will also change their view with the catholic church and scream YES!.
It doesn't matter what the catholic church changes. Conservative catholics will change with the church never using their OWN personal knowledge to decide.
1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1Ti 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Tit 1:6 ¶ If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
And...Christ made it not a requirement...Peter was definitely married and so were some of the other apostles...