1 Timothy 3:1-2
This saying is trustworthy: whoever
aspires to the office
of bishop desires
a noble task. Therefore, a
must be irreproachable,
, temperate, self-controlled, decent,
hospitable, able to teach . . .
in every town,
as I directed you, on condition that
a man be blameless,
are not accused of licentiousness
There are Scriptures that on their surface appear to contradict
current practice of the Church regarding priestly celibacy.