From Jesus (in the Gospels) to Pope Pius 12 in 1954, through St Paul, St John (Ap), all the fathers and teachers of the Church and the Council of Trent, the Church has always taught that celibacy is superior to marriage, makes us more fortunate in this life, that marriage gives Heaven more glory than marriage, and the Council of Trent has made it a dogma. . What makes that except the weaknesses of the intelligence which does not know or does not understand this superiority, or the weaknesses of the will which make it impossible to conquer concupiscence other than by marriage, celibacy must be preferred to marriage.
Today, at least since John Paul II, the Church refuses to recall this truth, which means that:
- Many confuse celibacy sacred and vocations of priest or religious! Pius 12 has happily reminded him in his encyclical “sacra virgnita” that sacred celibacy has nothing to do with the vocations of priests or religious, it is just a sacrifice of his chastity to God that lay people can do. .
- Many do not know that celibacy should be preferred to marriage.
So how can the Church suddenly no longer teach one of her truths of Faith (for the superiority of celibacy over marriage is a dogma of Faith)?