Brendan Daly on Continence for all Clerics [c. 277]

PRIESTLY CELIBACY
The Obligations of Continence and Celibacy for Priests
BRENDAN DALY
 

Significantly Pope John Paul ll decided to make continence obligatory for all clerics in the Latin Church, whether they were married deacons or not. This decision illustrates the absolute conviction that Pope John Paul ll had concerning the importance and value of celibacy and continence. His approach fits in perfectly with the argument of Cochini that all clerics within the Latin Church, from apostolic times, were obliged to continence. 61

COMPASS: A Review of Topical Theology
 2009 Summer, vol. 33, no. 4, page 28

http://compassreview.org/summer09/5.pdf

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