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Keeping the vow : the untold story of married Catholic priests

Author: Donald Paul Sullins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on one hundred fifteen interviews augmented by biographical, survey and historical research, Keeping the Vow tells the story of married priests and their wives, their unusual and difficult  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Paul Sullins
ISBN: 9780199860043 0199860041
OCLC Number: 904505839
Description: xii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is a married priest like? --
How did they come to be married priests? --
Why are married priests becoming Catholic now? --
Why did the married priests convert? --
What are married priests wives like? --
Why aren't there more married priests? --
Are married priests worse or better? --
Why clergy celibacy?
Responsibility: D. Paul Sullins.

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Sullins provides a fascinating account of married priests and sheds light on the broader issues of clerical celibacy and priestly ministry in the Catholic Church ... Sullins skillfully combines his Read more...

 
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