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Catholic Bishop Resigns Over Secret Family

It certainly is difficult to uphold a vow of celibacy when confronted by the contradictory evidence embodied in two teenage children, and this is the reason why a Los Angeles-area bishop, Gabino Zavala, recently resigned from his vaunted position within the Catholic Church. 

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 READ MORE


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Italian Women Ask Pope to Drop Celibacy Rule

A group of Italian women has posted an open letter to the pope on an Internet forum, asking Benedict XVI to reconsider the Catholic Church’s celibacy requirement for clergy members, claiming that they ... (continued)

Posted on May 28, 2010 READ MORE


The Crisis of Catholicism

I would think one judgment history will make on the Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council (1962-65), under Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI, will be a reproach for its failure to lift the rule of celibacy for secular priests.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE


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