Recently Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Hummes from Brazil to be the church’s top official in charge of priests. About the time of his appointment Cardinal Hummes told the media that celibacy “is not a dogma” and that the Catholic church “can reflect” on the subject. Why is it we hardly ever hear such positive remarks coming out of senior people in Rome? And why do we never hear of the current practise whereby married Anglican priests with children can function as Roman Catholic married priests with children?
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