Like Nixon in China: Married Priest’s Credible Case for Celibacy

father longenecker with hawg

You know the saying, right? Only Nixon could go to China and be credible because no one would ever accuse him of being a secret communist?And perhaps only a married priest who has also been a celibate priest can give effective voice to the value of the disclipine in an age where, as Fr. Dwight Longenecker writes here, "everyone is expected to be copulating most of the time..." because no one would ever accuse him of being "sexually immature" or repressed or defensive on the matter.I … [Read more...]

Abberant Priests, an Abberant Blogger

BY MAX LINDENMANMy more socially responsible friends tell me that part of a soldier's first general order is to quit his post only when properly relieved. Elizabeth, the once and future Anchoress, has asked me to remain on duty for a little while longer. Her arrival home has found her under the weather. I'm sure it's nothing major -- just one of those bugs a traveller's bound to pick up when consorting with new and exotic germs. The last time I was in Rome, I came down with a wicked case … [Read more...]