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1930-Pope Pius XI: sex can be good and holy.1951-Pope Pius XII: married Lutheran pastor ordained catholic priest in Germany.1962-Pope John XXIII: Vatican Council II; vernacular; marriage is equal to virginity.1966-Pope Paul VI: celibacy dispensations.1970s-Ludmilla Javorova and several other Czech women ordained to serve needs of women imprisoned by Communists.1978-Pope John Paul II: puts a freeze on dispensations. Gifts cannot be mandated, so it is from a deep respect for the gift of celibacy that we request that it be made optional and not forced upon those who do not feel called in this way.1983-New Canon Law.1980-Married Anglican/Episcopal pastors are ordained as catholic priests in the U. The Pastoral Provision has over a thirty year history of assisting individual Episcopal priests answer the call to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, and as part of that journey, to priestly ministry in the Church.The Links in this site includes a PDF version of the Pastoral Provision Manual entitled: “Into Full Communion;” informative articles by faculty, and staff on the Pastoral Provision and the Ordinariate such as Msgr.567-2nd Council of Tours: any cleric found in bed with his wife would be excommunicated for a year and reduced to the lay state.580-Pope Pelagius II: his policy was not to bother married priests as long as they did not hand over church property to wives or children.590-604-Pope Gregory the Great said that all sexual desire is sinful in itself (meaning that sexual desire is intrinsically evil? 836-Council of Aix-la-Chapelle openly admitted that abortions and infanticide took place in convents and monasteries to cover up activities of uncelibate clerics. Ulrich, a holy bishop, argued from scripture and common sense that the only way to purify the church from the worst excesses of celibacy was to permit priests to marry. Schillebeeckx The Church with a Human Face 1985; J. We believe that priests should be allowed to marry and that women have an equal right to have their call to ordination tested along with male candidates.dispensed himself from celibacy and resigned in order to marry.1074-Pope Gregory VII said anyone to be ordained must first pledge celibacy: priests [must] first escape from the clutches of their wives.1095-Pope Urban II had priests wives sold into slavery, children were abandoned. Mc Sorley Outline History of the Church by Centuries 1957; F. We believe celibacy is a gift of the Spirit, as is the call to marriage and the single life.Two of the four parishes are in the process of being transferred into the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.
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