Tuesday, February 01, 2005

MORE ON CELIBACY - Aussies flanked?

Thanks to the link from Topix ... see my post on Celibacy Down Under ... could the timeing be to counter the growing questioning of celibacy in the Australian Catholic body?

Seminarians must be capable of celibate life, Pope says ...

(CWNews.com) - Candidates for the priesthood must be psychologically capable of living a celibate life, Pope John Paul II (bio - news) has reminded seminary leaders.

In a message to the Congregation for Catholic Education, made public on February 1, the Pope recommends that seminary rectors enlist the help of psychologists in screening candidates for the priesthood. John Paul II urges that seminary officials pay careful attention to the aptitude that young men show for celibate life, and eliminate any candidates for the priesthood who seem clearly unable to fulfill that commitment.

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