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  • Widower-turned-priest backs both celibacy, viri probati

    Widower-turned-priest backs both celibacy, viri probati

    • Feb 16, 2020

    As the debate on married priests ferments following the publication of a major papal document that was expected to address the issue, one married man who became a priest when his wife died has weighed in on the issue, saying he supports both celibacy, and viri probati.

  • Pope’s top aides say door still open on married priests, women deacons

    Pope’s top aides say door still open on married priests, women deacons

    • Feb 12, 2020

    Though Pope Francis’s highly anticipated document on the Amazon bypasses the hot-button issues of women deacons and the married priesthood, a number of the pope’s close advisers have said the door is not definitively closed.

  • Amazon synod concerns also relate to Australia, archbishop says

    Amazon synod concerns also relate to Australia, archbishop says

    • Feb 3, 2020

    Despite the fact that an estimated 5 percent of the Australian population is of aboriginal descent, in the two centuries the Catholic Church has been present on the continent, there have been few indigenous vocations to the priesthood. According to Sydney’s archbishop, this presents some similarities with the realities of the Amazon region.

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