Should priests be married? by Cyril of Jerusalem

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“If a man who is functioning worthily as a priest of Jesus abstains from women, how could Jesus himself have come by means of a man and a woman?”

Cyril of Jerusalem, Catecheses 12, 25; PG 33, 757 A.

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Gambero, L., 1999. Mary and the Fathers of the Church 1st ed. Translated by Buffer, T., San Francisco: Ignatius Press. p. 137.

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