“The Vatican reaffirmed celibacy for priests Saturday, rejecting arguments that the Roman Catholic Church could resolve the “crisis” of decreasing numbers of clergy by opening the priesthood to marrie

“The Vatican reaffirmed celibacy for priests Saturday, rejecting arguments that the Roman Catholic Church could resolve the “crisis” of decreasing numbers of clergy by opening the priesthood to married men. the Vatican said priests should dedicate themselves to attracting more candidates by better explaining the priesthood to lay Catholics and encouraging families and children to consider religious vocations.”