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"This chapter briefly traces the history of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church, its reasons, and the crisis in vocations the discipline created, partly as a result of the Second Vatican Council’s praise of sexuality in marriage. A collateral movement questioned how authority should be distributed among the hierarchy, the clergy, and the laity, that is, what sort of ecclesiology should obtain?"
William Doherty, 2018, All rights reserved
Doherty, William Ph.D., "Priestly Celibacy and the Rise of National Priests’ Associations since Vatican II" (2018). Department of History and Social Sciences. 18.