Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Celibacy in the Priesthood
Should the Catholic requirement that priests be celibate be made optional? Details
Program: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Episode: Celibacy in the Priesthood
As American Catholics have reeled from the disclosures of past sexual abuses by priests, and evidence they were covered up, one of the questions raised has concerned priestly celibacy — abstinence from sex. Was that requirement a cause of the abuses? Is it necessary for dedicated ministry? Should it be made optional?
Premiere Date: 04/12/2002
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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