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Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church

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In the last half-century, the number of Catholic priests has plummeted by 40% while the number of Catholics has skyrocketed, up 65%. The specter of a faith defined by full pews and empty altars hangs heavy over the church.
The root cause of this priest shortage is the church's insistence on mandatory celibacy. Given the potential recruitment advantages of abandoning the ce
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 26th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA
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