Pope Francis warned against building walls and ignoring the traditions of those often on the margins of society in his final message to the Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.
Some Thoughts on Priestly Celibacy
The Tablet has reported — and this editorial space has addressed — the idea of ordaining older married men as priests, which in addition to many other matters the upcoming synod for the Amazon region will discuss. There is much to consider.
Pope: Homosexual Priests Should Be Celibate, or Leave
The Catholic Church has been slow to recognize the presence of homosexual men in the priesthood, which is why superiors must exercise care in helping gay candidates prepare for a life of celibacy or leave the seminary, Pope Francis said.