Thursday, November 16, 2006

Vatican "Celibacy Meeting" Results

Ho hum.


This morning, Nov. 16, in the Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father presided over one of the periodic meetings of the Heads of Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, for a common reflection.

The participants in the meeting received detailed information about the requests for dispensation from the obligation of celibacy received in recent years, as well as the possibility of readmission to the exercise of ministry from priests who at present find themselves in the conditions prescribed by the Church.

The value of the choice of priestly celibacy according to Catholic tradition was reaffirmed, and the exigency of a solid human and Christian formation was underlined, both for seminarians and for priests already ordained.

There may be a couple of bits and bytes' more info--like what to do about Milingo in specific--but we thought we'd provide this release (11/16, 0930 Rome time) just in case it doesn't make the daily MSM.

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