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letters | why can’t we talk about celibacy?

Again, church shuts down debate

RE “O’MALLEY BARS talk by priest over views” (Page A1, June 25):

There is a remarkable mini-history embedded in Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s refusal to allow the Rev. Helmut Schuller to speak on property of the Catholic church. Celibacy optional? Ordaining women? No way, says the Catholic church. Not on this ground!

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So the talk, the open conversation, the discussion of ideas, will take place somewhere else.

Since 1517, with Martin Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses, it has.

David McCann

Watertown

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