I am just curious the Catholic take on these verses. I understand why the priests practice celibacy, but I can’t get past these verses that seem to say a man needs to be able to rule his house well in order to take care of a Church.
2It behoveth therefore a bishop to be blameless, the **husband of one wife**, sober, prudent, of good behaviour, chaste, given to hospitality, a teacher, 3Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but
**4One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all chastity.**
** 5But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?**
6Not a neophyte: lest being puffed up with pride, he fall into the judgment of the devil.
7Moreover he must have a good testimony of them who are without: lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Sorry if this topic is worn out, my friend just mentioned these verses to me yesterday and I wasn’t sure what to make of them in regards to the Catholic faith.