Myth #1: Mandatory celibacy for
the Roman Catholic Church is based on Biblical teachings.
Myth #2: Priests, bishops,
cardinals, and popes have always been required to practice celibacy in the
Roman Catholic Church.
Myth #3: The future of the
Catholic faith is best insured by requiring mandatory
celibacy by priests, bishops, cardinals and the Pope.
Myth #4: God and Jesus need
priests to offer the sacrifice of celibacy as a necessary
condition for the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on
Myth #5: Spiritually, priests
are better off by maintaining their lifelong vows of
Myth #6: Married priests would
have less to offer the Roman Catholic Church than unmarried
Myth #7: The financial burden
associated with allowing priests to marry would be too
costly for the Roman Catholic Church to bear.
Myth #8: It is appropriate for
economic considerations to determine whether priests can
have a family or not.
Myth #9: The Roman Catholic
Church can solve the crisis inflicting the priesthood
without changing its policy on mandatory celibacy.
Myth #10: Priests and nuns can
enter Heaven without being married.