The hierarchy of the church never ceases to amaze me. The current way to defend a celibate clergy is to couch it in "the gift of celibacy." Sounds good, but what does it mean. Is it a special gift from God, not available, obviously to the married? Do we marrieds have the gift of sexual thoughts, desires, and action? But the church says sex is ONLY for procreation and "unity."
Now apparently the point is that those who have the "gift of celibacy" can devote more time to finding God. Okay, I might buy that to a degree. But what about the "gift of hunger?" Certainly most people spend more time eating and snaking than involved in sex. Does God give some men the "gift" of not being hungry, so those who get the "gift" can more fully contemplate God?