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Catholic priest: Why Celibacy is right for me

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Priest

Celibacy is not a dogma, it’s a tradition, which means that it can change. As a result, there may be married diocesan priests in the Catholic Church’s future, but many priests and religious are grateful for their celibate vocation and how it frees them to be of service to others. Kevin O’Brien, a Jesuit priest who teaches theology at Georgetown, writes in The Washington Post about the blessings of a celibate life. Read it here: Why Celibacy is right for me 

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Misc: Pope Francis to Meet Sex Abuse Victims & Photos from His Pilgrimage

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Pope Francis kisses a Holocaust survivor's hand

“When a priest commits abuse, he betrays the Lord’s body.”

In the photo above Pope Francis kisses a Holocaust survivor’s hand in Jerusalem. On his way back from his trip to the Holy Land, a visibly tired Pope Francis gave an interview on the plane. Read the entire text of his remarks from Vatican Insider here: Pope Francis to Meet Sex Abuse Victims. Photos from his pilgrimage after the jump:

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