In the 11th century, celibacy was made a requirement by the catholic church. WHY? Celibacy emphasized discipline and for financial reasons, as clergy without children were more likely to leave their wealth to the church.
There are growing calls to end the ban. This comes after Germany’s Catholic Church voted for a resolution requesting that the Pope end the obligation for priests to be celibate. The Pope said the ban was only ‘temporary’ and there was also ‘no contradiction’ for a priest to marry. Is this the same pope who suggested in 2019 that celibacy was a ‘gift’ to the church and he didn’t agree with ‘allowing optional celibacy? He rejected calls for married men to be ordained. Apparently, he has opened doors to review the celibacy rule stating that the priests may not need to celibate in future. Wow, just wow
In my own opinion, Celibacy is not easy. Total abstinence, which include no self pleasure. How perfect can that human be? We have heard/seen several clergy esp Catholics who starts the ministry with hope of respecting the celibacy rule but they perish along the way and quit. I don’t think 100% of the clergy practice celibacy, a lot of them are just hypocrites, sorry if my opinion hurts. The idea to review 1000yr rule maybe came from this clergies, they are tired of hiding and playing innocent.