Friday, May 03, 2013

There has been some discussion of whether the requirement for clerical celibacy will be relaxed in the Roman rite (i.e. the Patriarchate of Rome). Some may saythat for an increase in vocations prayer, penance, and sacrifice, along with the presence of an "orthodox" bishop (with a seminary and vocations director to back him up) suffice. But if the local Church is to be instantiated according to a more human scale (1 priest per 150 families, let's say), will there be enough priests?