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Celibacy and the Priesthood - an Inside Account

Last edited 26th August 2010

Celibacy and the Priesthood - an Inside Account

Fr Michael de Stoop, parish priest and Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Sydney chatted in depth to Xt3 about celibacy and the priesthood. From Scripture, to Sacred Tradition, to the everyday lived experience, Fr Michael answers all our questions, and truly shares the beauty - and the challenges - of the celibate life.

This interview takes place in three parts, each around half an hour long. So download, or subscribe in i-tunes. And make sure you send it on, or recommend it to every single friend who has ever questioned you about celibacy and the priesthood.

Click on each podcast episode to see what kinds of questions Fr Michael answers. The text of this interview is also available in the library.

Keywords: celibacy, priesthood, father, vocation

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Sir Knight Frank Michael Sr.
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Sir Knight Frank Michael Sr. wrote at 3:48am on February 7th 2011
I have the calling to become a priest but yet I have a wife & kids.. What do I do? I also own a Church in Ohio,... Please let me know what to do..
Father John Flynn
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Father John Flynn wrote at 5:02am on February 7th 2011
Dear Frank:

Regarding your comment, it is not possible for you to be a priest once you are married. It is, however, possible for you to be a deacon and in this way carry out an important ministry in the Church. Maybe you could speak to your local parish priest and talk this over with him.
Advent