Posted: April 27, 2012 by Ty in Spirituality

You only need to be celibate if you go through the RC church to be a priest, if you defect from Anglicanism or Orthodoxy you are more than welcome to keep your family, so there is nothing to stand on here except a control issue.

National Post | Life

From the Belfast Telegraph
An Irish priest censured by the Vatican has spoke of his distress over the disciplinary action.

Father Brian D’Arcy, a broadcaster and newspaper columnist, declared: “Personally I’ve been living with the pain of censure for 14 months and will have to live with it for the rest of my priestly life. In these difficult times, it is the price one has to pay when one is committed to the truth, which is the duty of both the priest and the journalist.”

The priest, from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 2 and Radio Ulster and who writes a religious column for the Dublin-based Sunday World newspaper, was censured by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

Father D’Arcy, 67, a member of the Passionist Order, has criticised mandatory celibacy for priests. He has also been a fierce critic of the church’s…

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