A call to defend priestly celibacy


Guided only by the secular press over the last 30 years, many young men could have come to believe that priests in general are unhappy in their vocation and resentful of their celibacy. We priests need to show by word and example that we are in fact happy in our vocation to the priesthood. The so-called crisis of priestly celibacy is really a crisis of all forms of lifelong intimate commitment. The cultural forces attacking celibacy are the same ones undermining and devaluing marriage - Fr Pat Stratford

A call to defend priestly celibacy