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To: Salvation

Rather than a machine gun approach, let’s review each and every passage in context to see if it supports your position. Do one at a time. Start with mandatory priestly celibacy. Show me ONE passage in the Bible which requires celibacy as a condition for serving in the priesthood and we’ll take it from there.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 8:25:36 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Priestly celibacy is a discipline not a dogma or doctrine. It’s merely something the Church decided was a better practice. There are, in fact, married Catholic priests today.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 9:13:24 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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I forgot to mention that papal infallibility does not apply to every statement that the pope makes or even his official writings. In fact there are very few such infallible decrees in the history of the Church.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 9:19:11 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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