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Clerical celibacy needs a rethink

Published 23/04/2014

YOUR column on the possibility of change relating to the discipline of celibacy for Catholic priests is timely (DebateNI, April 22). The whole matter of celibacy has been a closed book. It's time to revoke a discipline that has become a hindrance to vocation.


Secretary, Movement for Married Clergy

Belfast Telegraph

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