THE ELEPHANT IN THE SACRISTY: THE SACRED SILENCE AROUND CELIBACY (PART I)
by Ted Schmidt
The forms of the apostolate should be properly adapted to current needs…Religious and social surveys made through offices of pastoral sociology, contribute greatly to the effective and fruitful attainment of the goal, and they are cordially recommended.
Decree on the Bishops’ Pastoral Office in the Church, #17, Vatican ll
Si non caste, tamen caute
If not chastely, then carefully
Albert, Archbishop of Hamburg 1040 CE...