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2 US lay groups organising massive survey of priests on optional celibacy

Triggered by a number of well-publicised open letters from diocesan priests two of the new lay groups that have arisen since the abuse crisis are planning a massive survey of US priests on the question of optional celibacy. The results of the survey are expected to be published in May.

In a joint media release sent out yesterday, Call to Action and Future Church have indicated they are planning to canvas the views of parish priests in 52 dioceses across the US from Baltimore to California

The Future Church website link below provides a full description of what is being planned. The planned action follows the initiative of the 163 Milwaukee priests calling for discussion of optional celibacy last August.

Future Church - Corpus Christi Campaign for Optional Celibacy.

29 Jan 2004