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Congress Declaration

The Final declaration of the Congress - One of three presentations of the book - my part in the proceedings i.e. a reflection on the theological motivations driving the communities represented in the book. The third is a communication to the whole people of God to be published on February 6th 2015.

Universal declaration      Presentation      Guadarrama Final Statement

European Federation Anniversary Book

The European Federation of Married Catholic Priests are publishing a book to commemorate the closing of the Second Vatican Council. If you would like to reserve a copy odf this book, due to be available in November then please complete this form. The cost will be approximately £12 inc postage.

This Anniversary Book will map the history of the European Federation and the various groups throughout Europe. It will also have individual and group testimonies as to how church is being lived out in the face of the priest "shortage".

Anniversary Book

Pope Francis Says 'Door Is Always Open' to rethink priestly celibacy

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pope-francis-says-door-always-open-rethink-priestly-celibacy-n115136

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - 30/05/14 at 10:00am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02020mp

Earlier this month, 26 women wrote to Pope Francis, asking him to make priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church optional. When the Pope was asked about the issue earlier this week, he said that while he sees celibacy as “a gift to the church”, he feels that “the door is always open” to change. According to Advent, the support group for men and women and their partners who have left the active ministry, in the last 50 years some 10,000 men in England and Wales have left the priesthood in order to marry. So could celibacy ever be optional in the Catholic Church? Jenni is joined by Alex Walker, who left the priesthood to marry 25 years ago and now runs Advent, and Madeleine Teahan, Associate Editor of the Catholic Herald.

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