Paragraph 1580

1580. In the Eastern Churches a different discipline has been in force for many centuries: while bishops are chosen solely from among celibates, married men can be ordained as deacons and priests. This practice has long been considered legitimate; these priests exercise a fruitful ministry within their communities.73Moreover, priestly celibacy is held in great honor in the Eastern Churches and many priests have freely chosen it for the sake of the Kingdom of God. In the East as in the West a man who has already received the sacrament of Holy Orders can no longer marry.

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347. What sins are gravely opposed to the sacrament of Matrimony?

456. What is the nature of the family in the plan of God?

121. What happened in the Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane?

200. How are sins remitted?

150. What is the mission of the Church?

180. How is the collegial dimension of Church ministry carried out?

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