Belgian bishop would ordain married men
CWN - April 16, 2012
Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, has said that he would be ready to ordain married men, believing that non-celibate clerics could contribute to the pastoral needs of the Church.
In an interview with the daily De Standaard, Bishop Bonny said that celibacy can be a powerful witness to a world “where sexuality is sometimes trivialized.” But he pointed out that the discipline of clerical celibacy does not involve essential doctrinal matters. In that respect, he said, it is essentially different from the question of women’s ordination.
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