Year of the Priest: Time to talk celibacy

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Out goes the Year of Paul, in comes the Year of the Priest. Perfect timing too. Priests in the U.S. especially have been demoralized by the sex abuse scandal; many have suffered pay and benefit cuts because of financial instability of many dioceses; and celibacy is once again in the spotlight because of the case of Alberto Cutie in Miami and Fernando Lugo, former bishop and now president of Paraguay who admitted to fathering at least two children while a bishop.