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Questions of Faith : Why don’t priests marry?

(Vatican Radio) Why don’t priests marry? Is celibacy an imposition or a gift? What is the difference between a vocation to the priesthood and a vocation to religious life? What makes the Sacrament of Holy Orders unique? How do priests cope with the pressures of ministry in the modern world? What difference does it make if a priest wears his roman collar or not? In short what or who is a priest in today’s world?

Answering one of the very first questions ever sent into our Questions of Faith program, our very own official from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Monsignor John Kennedy, explains the mystery of a vocation to the priesthood, the beauty of the Sacrament of Holy Orders and talks candidly about how difficult and wonderful it is to be a priest in todays’ world. Listen: RealAudioMP3

So if you have any questions, big or small, why not ask the official? You can do this by submitting them to Vatican Radio’s – English Section Facebook page as a post or private message and tuning in each week to find out the answers to your Questions of Faith.


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