“as Barbara Tuchman, author of Distant Mirror, put it, “clerical celibacy was a joke.” Despite the previous ban on clerical marriages, nuns, monks, cardinals, priests, and other representatives of the holy cloth were frequently fraternizing in impious ways.”


Charles River Editors, The Western Schism of 1378: The History and Legacy of the Papal Schism that Split the Catholic Church
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