Results from Tag: 'celibacy'
BOOK PICK: From the Depths of Our Hearts
The post-synodal apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia sets forth the Holy Father’s ‘Four Dreams’ for the region, but steers clear of endorsing married priests or women deacons.
In an exclusive English-language interview, the African cardinal discusses his new book, the status of the Catholic priesthood, and addresses those who say he opposes Pope Francis.
Various outcomes are possible in the papal document, which will be released next Wednesday.
Publication controversies aside, what does From the Depths of Our Hearts have to say about this “brilliant jewel” of the Church?
COMMENTARY: Why is it assumed by some of the Catholic press that the Pope Emeritus is undermining the Pope on priestly celibacy when he agrees with him?
UPDATED: The book, entitled From the Depths of Our Hearts, addresses the ‘dark time’ the Catholic priesthood is enduring because of Church scandals and ‘the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy.’
Many people believe that the Eastern discipline of ordaining married men to the priesthood contradicts the Western discipline of priestly celibacy. Here’s why that belief is wrong.