Today is the feast of St. Gregory of Nyssa and an article mentioned that he was married. When did celibacy become the norm and why hasn’t it been rescinded? If I’m not mistaken, Anglican (Episcopal) and Lutheran clergy who convert are allowed to remain married.
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*]Was Peter married?
*]What is the history of celibacy for Catholic priests?
*]Is priestly celibacy linked to inheritance?
*]Pope requiring Priest to leave wives
*]Is priestly celibacy a dogma of the faith?
*]Celibacy and the Priesthood
*]Our traditions are not man made, right?