Remember that in the Latin Church, most of those pushing for married priests as the norm also have other modernist/liberal tendencies. I posted this more as affirmation that allowing married clergy isn't the end-all-be-all solution as many Catholics think.
So far as that last paragraph goes, those are facts that either are true or they aren't. If they aren't, then please help me (and others) to eschew that "Roman mindset."
Again, I'm still learning, and I didn't mean to offend via the post.
"Again, I'm still learning, and I didn't mean to offend via the post."
You posting this article was not in the least offensive, I assure you. Messori's comments are. Don't worry about! :)
Amen. The religious life is one of contemplation, among other pursuits. It's difficult to imagine that as a married man or woman.
Compliments to you for your gracious attitude.
It's refreshing .
And thanks for posting this article. It's very helpful in presenting the Latin rite discipline of celibacy. It also points out the need to encourage vocations. I am convinced that the vocations are there, as God will always provide them. They only need to be fostered, encouraged and supported.