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Monday, November 27, 2006

Should priests be allowed to marry?

MARLBOROUGH

Under a Vatican rule, priests are supposed to remain celibate and are not allowed to marry.

But there are a number of people who are fighting that rule.

Ed Minderlein of Marlborough is one of those people. A married priest himself, Minderlein says the celibacy rule hurts the church.

The rule is "denying people of the God-given right that is essential to human nature, the right to companionship and the right to procreate," he told the Portland Press Herald in a story today about priestly celibacy and those who question it.

-- Erica Tochin

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