Pope: Priest Celibacy Is Not a Dogma

Sure, Catholic priests are usually celibate—but that tradition has only been around for about 1,000 years,  notes. And according to Pope Francis, „celibacy is not a dogma.” He tells reporters that „it is a rule of life that I appreciate very much and I think it is a gift for the Church, but since it is […]

Pope slams ‘radical’ austrian priests

Pope Benedict has ripped into a dissident group of Austrian priests for questioning some church teachings and advocating for married and female priests. He accused the group — known as the Pfarrer Initiative — of „a desperate push to do something to change the church in accordance with one’s own preferences and ideas.” He emphasized […]