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Priests With Wives

Clip: Season 4 | 8m 57s

In 2001, just over 500 men were ordained as Catholic priests in this country — about half the number ordained in 1965. One of the reasons for the current shortage of priests is that so many men have left the priesthood to get married. Because of that, some have suggested that the Church consider making priestly celibacy optional.

Aired: 06/21/01

Rating: NR

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