The Church generally believes that the Apostles, if they were married, lived in perfect celibacy after their calling by Our Lord. Peter states that they left all to follow him.
Does this constitute a dissolution of the marriage, or abandonment? Were the Apostles still married? I thought that marriage was permanent, and the spouses cannot withhold their bodies from each other except for periods of fasting and prayer?
If so, does the Church allow this to happen today, in such a way as a married man or women, if they live in perfect celibacy, can they be considered for receiving orders or taking religious vows?