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To: Mike Fieschko
The Eastern Church, i.e. Orthodoxy, welcomes married priests. They must marry before ordination. Interestingly their Bishops must remain celibate. The Church will consecrate widowers. An ambitious man or a pecularly devoted man might choose celibacy before ordination. But the hierarchy carefully vets against homosexuality.
44 posted on 04/20/2002 11:24:16 AM PDT by born yesterday
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To: born yesterday
The Eastern Church, i.e. Orthodoxy, welcomes married priests.

In the Catholic Church, the Latin Rite has the discipline of celibacy. Some of Her other Rites do not.

May Orthodox priests marry after ordination?
45 posted on 04/20/2002 11:27:23 AM PDT by Mike Fieschko
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