Why are Catholic Priests Celibate?

For good reaons.

    “Anthony de Mello looked at it from the other side and said “an attachment is anything in this world — including your own life — that you are convinced you cannot live without.” Even as we reverence everything that God has made, we must let go of everything that God has made, precisely for the sake of God…
    For years, the Rev. Andrew Greeley argued — quite rightly in my view — that the priest is fascinating and that a large part of the fascination comes from celibacy. The compelling quality of the priest is not a matter of superficial celebrity or charm. It is something much stranger, deeper, more mystical. It is the fascination for another world.”

Here is the link to the fantastic article by Fr. Barron on the topic.Article

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