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Married Priests in the Catholic Church

Adam A. J. DeVille (Redaktør)

These essays offer a historically rigorous dismantling of Western claims about the superiority of celibate priests.


Although celibacy is often seen as a distinctive feature of the Catholic priesthood, both Catholic and Orthodox Churches in fact have rich and diverse traditions of married priests. Les mer
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These essays offer a historically rigorous dismantling of Western claims about the superiority of celibate priests.


Although celibacy is often seen as a distinctive feature of the Catholic priesthood, both Catholic and Orthodox Churches in fact have rich and diverse traditions of married priests. The essays contained in Married Priests in the Catholic Church offer the most comprehensive treatment of these traditions to date. These essays, written by a wide-ranging group that includes historians, pastors, theologians, canon lawyers, and the wives and children of married Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox priests, offer diverse perspectives from many countries and traditions on the subject, including personal, historical, theological, and canonical accounts. As a collection, these essays push especially against two tendencies in thinking about married priesthood today. Against the idea that a married priesthood would solve every problem in Catholic clerical culture, this collection deromanticizes and demythologizes the notion of married priesthood. At the same time, against distinctively modern theological trends that posit the superiority, apostolicity, and "ontological" necessity of celibate priests, this collection refutes the claim that priestly ordination and celibacy must be so closely linked.


In addressing the topic of married priesthood from both practical and theoretical angles, and by drawing on a variety of perspectives, Married Priests in the Catholic Church will be of interest to a wide audience, including historians, theologians, canon lawyers, and seminary professors and formators, as well as pastors, parish leaders, and laypeople.


Contributors: Adam A. J. DeVille, David G. Hunter, Dellas Oliver Herbel, James S. Dutko, Patrick Viscuso, Alexander M. Laschuk, John Hunwicke, Edwin Barnes, Peter Galadza, David Meinzen, Julian Hayda, Irene Galadza, Nicholas Denysenko, William C. Mills, Andrew Jarmus, Thomas J. Loya, Lawrence Cross, and Basilio Petra.

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Acknowledgements


Introduction-Adam A. J. DeVille


Part I. History Ancient and Modern


1. Was Priestly Celibacy an Apostolic Tradition? The Theological Stakes of a Historical Argument-David G. Hunter


2. From Antioch to America via Smyrna: Rethinking Married Priesthood and Parish Life with Ignatius, Alexis, and Polycarp-D. O. Herbel


3. Mandatory Celibacy among Eastern Catholics: A Church-Dividing Issue-James S. Dutko


Part II. Canon Law East and West


4. Recent Papal Pronouncements on the Admission of Married Eastern Catholic Men to the Priesthood: An Ecumenical Issue-Alexander Laschuk


5. Canonical Reflections on Clergy and Marriage-Patrick Viscuso


Part III. Ecumenical Considerations


6. Official Catholic Pronouncements Regarding Presbyteral Celibacy: Their Fate and the Implications for Catholic-Orthodox Relations-Peter Galadza


7. Married Clergy in The Anglican Tradition-John Hunwicke


8. The Gift to the Church of Married Clergy-Edwin Barnes


Part IV. Pastoral-Familial Life


9. Reflections on Two Vocations in Two Lungs of the One Church-David Meinzen


10. Growing Up in a Rectory: Using Oikonomia to Answer the Tough Questions Posed by the Children of Priestly Families-Julian Hayda


11. The Joys and Crosses of Clerical Families-Nicholas Denysenko


12. Marriage and Ministry: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective-William C. Mills


13. "What Did You Expect?": A Reflection on Married Clergy and Pastoral Ministry-Andrew Jarmus


14. The Vocation of the Presbytera: Icon of the Theotokos in the Midst of the Ministerial Priesthood-Irene Galadza


Part V. Theology


15. Celibacy and the Married Priesthood: Rediscovering the Spousal Mystery-Thomas J. Loya


16. Married Priesthood: Some Theological "Resonances"-Basilio Petra


17. Married Priests: At the Heart of Tradition-Lawrence Cross and Basilio Petra


18. Conclusion: Toward a Theology of Married Priesthood-Adam A. J. DeVille


Appendix 1. The Toronto Tempest-Victor Pospishil


Appendix 2. Recent Views on the Origins of Clerical Celibacy: A Review of the Literature from 1980 to 1991-J. Kevin Coyle


Contributors List


Index

Om forfatteren

Adam A. J. DeVille is associate professor of theology and director of humanities at the University of Saint Francis. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Everything Hidden Shall Be Revealed: Ridding the Church of Abuses of Sex and Power and Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy: Ut Unum Sint and the Prospects of East-West Unity (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011).