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Married priesthood

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Married priesthood

  1. 1. EXAMININGMARRIEDPRIESTHOODIN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHJULIAN HAYDA
  2. 2. SCANDALS
  3. 3. SEMINARIANS 34 30 24 16Before 1943 1943-1960 1961-1981 1982 or later
  4. 4. SEMINARIANS 2010 13% Drop Out: 2600 Attain Priesthood: 400 87%
  5. 5. MY FAMILY
  6. 6. EASTERN CATHOLICS
  7. 7. EASTERN CATHOLICSPriests and the faithfulalike are committed to thesame level of holinessand strive to achieve ahigher level of it.
  8. 8. EASTERN CATHOLICS
  9. 9. ?
  10. 10. 1 Perfect and perpetual continence forthe sake of the Kingdom of heaven. 2 Prudence required. 3 Bishop can make norms. Canon 277
  11. 11. In the position that the Churchteaching of Vatican II assigns thebishops, such a papal declarationcannot discharge the bishopsfrom their own responsibility tothemselves newly reassess thisquestion; the pope cannot takethis responsibility from them.
  12. 12. Celibate Priesthood1.Facilitates devotion to Christ byleaving the heart undivided2. Increases availability of the priestfor complete service of the Gospel3. enhances the spiritual fruitfulnessof the priests ministry
  13. 13. BISHOPS? PRIESTS?
  14. 14. LOVE.
  15. 15. The Christian faithful since they arecalled by baptism to lead a life inconformity with the teaching of theGospel, have the right to a Christianeducation by which they will be properlyinstructed so as to develop the maturityof a human person and at the same timecome to know and live the mystery ofsalvation. Eastern Catholic Code of Canons
  16. 16. SECONDVATICANCOUNCIL
  17. 17. In fact, [the priest’s] individual effortsat his own sanctification find newincentives in the ministry of grace andin the ministry of the Eucharist, inwhich "the whole spiritual good of theChurch is contained": acting in theperson of Christ, the priest uniteshimself most intimately with theoffering, and places on the altar hisentire life, which bears the marks of theholocaust. Pope PaulVI
  18. 18. SPIRITUAL GAPPRIESTS PEOPLE
  19. 19. ENDCLERICALCELIBACY
  20. 20. Works CitedCode of Canons of the Eastern Churches, Title 7. Print.Coniaris, Anthony M. "The Sacrament of Holy Orders." These Are the Sacraments. Minneapolis: Light and Life, 1981. 167-91. Print.Catholic Code of Canon Law, Book 2, Pt. 1, Title 3, Ch. 3. Print.Gallagher, Tom. "Casting the Net for Potential Priests." National Catholic Reporter., 19 Apr. 2010. Print.Georgetown University. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. Study Reveals Comprehensive Portrait of Those Serving U.S. Catholic Parishes. Washington. 2012. Print.Harakas, Stanley S. The Orthodox Church: 455 Questions and Answers. Minneapolis: Light and Life, 1987. Print.McGarry, Patsy. "Call for Substantial Reform of Irish College." Irish Times. N.p., 16 June 2012. Web. 25 Oct. 2012."Nightly News with Tom Brokaw." In Depth: Powerful Cardinal Calls For The Vatican To Look At Celibacy Rule. NBC. New York, 27 Mar. 2002. Television. Transcript.Paul VI. "Sacerdotalis Caelibatus." Feast of St. John the Baptist. St. Peters Basilica, Rome. 24 June 1967. Encyclical.Ratzinger, Joseph, and Karl Rahner. "A Reminder to the Signatories." 1970. Trans. Joseph Bolin. Pipeline 2 (2010). Print.Zimmerman, Anthony, S.T.D. "The Logic of Priestly Celibacy." Ewtn.com. Eternal Word Television Network, 2001. Web. 21 Oct. 2012.

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