Thursday, September 20, 2018
Supporting Men > celibacy

No more than 50 percent of Roman Catholic clergy practicing celibacy

https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/examining-crisis/secret-sex-celibate-system To the average person, this demand of Canon Law 277 imposes a seemingly impossible task, namely perfect and perpetual continence. Although the church propagates the myth that bishops and priests are celibate, this is not based on fact. Several modern studies have used various methods to measure the degree of

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Clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church can’t be blamed on celibacy

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/do-the-right-thing/201003/six-important-points-you-dont-hear-about-regarding-clergy-sexual First, if Catholic clergy aren't more likely to be sex offenders than other clergy or men in general, then celibacy can't be blamed by iteself. Most sex offenders are not celibate clergy. Most are married or partnered. Furthermore, many men who don't have sex for a variety of reasons (e.g.,

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