Rome to US Eastern Catholics: New Priests Should “Embrace Celibacy”…

... Wait, hasn't this sentiment been expressed before?Signaling a possible shift in policy, Catholic News Service today reported the comments of the head of the papal office overseeing US Eastern Catholic Bishops that new vocations to the priesthood in US Eastern Catholic Churches should be “embracing celibacy” because “mandatory celibacy is the general rule for priests” in the US.Fr. Ireland anyone? Anyone?In 1891, Ireland refused to accept the credentials of Greek-Catholic priest … [Read more...]