Hey everyone. Recently I had a talk with my Priest about continence in Early Church. Thanks to this article I was under impression that it was universal approach. My Priest thinks it isn’t necessarily true and that while celibacy in the Early Church was viewed as virtuous it would link New Testament Priesthood far too close to Old Testament Priesthood. We had a discussion and we both stated we would learn more and continue that discussion. So, what do you, my fellow forum members, think about this topic?
Also, I am not doing this to discredit my Priest. He clearly stated that topic is complicated and that our Bishop would agree with me probably, but that he isn’t convinced. I am simply doing this to learn and engage in interesting discussions. I have been in disagreement with our Priest before about some things and it doesn’t impact my respect for him nor our relations. It is much more about my interest in the topic.
Thank you all in advance.