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Vatican stalls on married Catholic priests

Vatican City - A bid by Belgium bishops to allow young married men to take the cloth has fallen flat at a Vatican meet -- though Pope Francis is considering testing out the idea in the Amazon.

Catholic Bishop resigns after being 'unfaithful' to vows

Slaugham - One of England's most powerful and influential Roman Catholic Bishops has resigned after admitting he has been "unfaithful" to his vows.

Marriage for some priests may be endorsed by the Vatican

Some priests may be allowed to marry according to a group of high-level officials that seek to petition the Vatican for the reversal of a decree set in place in the 1920's.

Women sleeping with priests urge Pope to lift marriage ban

Rome - A renewed light has shone on the issue of celibacy within the Catholic Church as Pope Francis receives a letter urging him to allow priests to have sex and marry.

Lack of interest in sex the cause of Japan’s population fall?

Tokyo - Japan’s population declined by record levels last year. What are the causes? The earthquake and tsunami, the economic slump or the younger generations lack of interest in marriage and sex? Does the Japanese government need advice from sex counselors?

Gays may become Church of England bishops – if they stay celibate

The Church of England looks set to allow openly gay clergy to become bishops. But there’s a catch: unlike their heterosexual counterparts, they will have to remain celibate.

Lady Gaga says to fans: 'Don't have sex'

Lady Gaga recently told her fans it's OK not to have sex. The singer herself says she is now celibate. She said, "I've chosen to be single because I don't have the time to get to know anybody."

Long Life Attributed To Celibacy

Celebrating her 105th birthday last week with a bit of wine, a British woman believes that the reason she's lived a long life is attributed to remaining celibate all of her life. Born in 1903, she's seen a bit of the world as well as served during WWII.

Pope Benedict XVI: Celibacy Obligatory for Priests

The Catholic church has been under pressure to reconsider celibacy for its priests, which has seen around 150,000 of its men worldwide leaving to pursue marriage. But Pope Benedict XVI wants Catholic priests to remain celibate.

Vatican stands by celibacy ruling

The Vatican has backed the tradition of celibacy for Catholic priests after a meeting between the Pope and advisers.

Priesthood And Celibacy: A Match Made In Hell?

Pope Benedict XVI has stated that he will not even discuss the possibility of priests marrying. In 2006, does this policy make sense?
 

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