Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Thursday: Celibacy

Or rather, that's the discussion that the Pope will have with the heads of Curial dicasteries at a meeting this Thursday. No, not really the discipline of presbyteral celibacy in the Latin Church in general, but pastoral issues arising out of l'affaire Milingo, and the quesiton of the waiver of the discipline for the readmission to active ministry of priests who left to get married.

John Allen has a helpful backgrounder on the rumors surrounding this meeting (some thought it would lead to a motu proprio authorizing the universal celebration of the Tridentine Mass), as well as the issue of clerical celibacy in general.

It will be interesting, to say the least, what comes forth from this meeting.

And, I'd suggest reading the coverage from reputable Catholic blogs (Amy Welborn of course!). Lord alone knows what kind of hash the MSM will produce out of this story.

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