[quote="DarrenOglesby, post:2, topic:271598"]
Without stating my personal views on mandatory celibacy. Here is what I know, In the latin rite, priests have a lot of duties to their parish, such as saying mass daily, lots of administrative work, spiritual guidance appointments, hospital visits, ect. They are on call 24/7. So balancing a family and priestly ministry iwould be difficult for some like myself who are discerning.
Most other rites, and denominations do not have daily mass, and they are probably not used by their congregants the same way a Latin rite priet is used.
However, there are no theological objections to married men becoming priests, rather it is a church law. I think there are some men who are capable, and some who are not like me.
Just one bit of correction.
They are not on call 24/7.