“I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.”–Pope Benedict XVI
Congratulations to Lois LaDay and Gary Frieden for
receiving the 2016 Bishops Award.
Based on Friendly Defenders:
Priests are forbidden to marry, but isn't that against what is in the Bible?
Like St. Paul, some men volunteer to stay single to better serve the kingdom of God.
"An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and he is divided." 1 Corinthians 7:32-34
Catholicism requires that most priests remain single, but no person is required to become a priest. This is a voluntary act on the man's part.
Related verses: Matt. 19: 11-12, Luke 14:20, 1 Cor. 7-8