Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I'm Always the Last To Know

The following headline is from USA Today:

Pope upholds Communion, celibacy bans

OK, I want to know when the Church banned celibacy! Because nobody told me!

6 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

The ban doesn't apply to the New Orleans Province.

Oh well. There's still squirrel hunting.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Charles of New Haven said...

And I was just getting used to it too. ;(

7:23 AM  
Blogger Kyle said...

My, but doesn't that change things!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Rachel's Big Dunk said...

And when in the world did he ban Communion, LOL?

What is the church coming to, I ask you.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Santiago said...

Wait, I have a question. If the pope indeed did overturn the discipline of celibacy, that would only apply for secular priests, right? Prders with vows -- like the Jesuits -- would still follow the prescriptions of their founders, no? I've always wondered that. A Jesuit once told me that it wouldn't affect the order, only diocesans.

1:36 AM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...

Santiago,

You're right. If celibacy were no longer required of priests, that would likely only hold for diocesan priests. Religious priests and brothers, who take a vow of chastity, would likely remain celibate.

12:41 PM  

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