Michael, Micharl, always trying to make something out of nothing.<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.
Don't hold your breath, or maybe you should. lol
BTW, we have married priest right now, those that have converted from protestant churches. When they retire, an unmarried priest will take his place. ps Jesus was not married.
"IS POPE FRANCIS ABOUT TO ELIMINATE CELIBACY?
By Jimmy Akin
“Right now I stand by Benedict XVI, who said that celibacy should be maintained.”
“There are dogmas that are defined and untouchable.
Celibacy is not --
It is not a church dogma and it can be discussed because it is a church tradition.
That’s what set the secular media off into paroxysms—the statement that the discipline “can be discussed.”
That [celibacy] goes back to what period?
To the early centuries. After its implementation, it was applied during the first millennium and after the Council of Trent, the church enforced it.
It is a tradition, and the concept lives on within the church because during the course of all these years things have happened that have contributed to develop God's revelation. This was completed with the death of the last apostle, Saint John.
What happened afterwards was an increase in the comprehension and the living out of the revelation.”
“So this wasn’t a trial balloon sent out by Vatican orders to start preparing the public for married priests?
No. It was a simple answer to a question that the archbishop was asked in an interview.”