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Here is a listing of some websites where you can learn about the issue of celibacy in the Catholic Church.

If you happen to be a victim of the law of celibacy and in need of support, here is information on how to become a member of one of these support groups. There are a lot of testimonies about women who are involved romantically with Catholic priests that may inspire you or at least make you feel that you are not alone.

Another good thing about these sites is that we are better able to understand what those priests are going through when they find themselves struggling between the woman they love and the Church. It is a great way of getting support and sharing your testimony if you wish to do so or to get more involved if you feel to be part of the number to make a change or caring for others who suffer.

Coping International is a voluntary organization that promotes the well-being of children of Catholic Priests and Religious as well as their parents worldwide.  We work alongside the church encouraging openness toward people affected by this issue.  It is not a registered charity and in this regard endorses no collections/financial contributions toward Coping or anyone collecting/raising funds on behalf of Coping International. No monies are ever received by Coping members. Coping International was founded by the son of a priest and is coordinated by an Irish Psychotherapist.  http://www.copinginternational.com/

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Association of Catholic Priests is an association for Catholic Priests who wish to have a forum, and a voice to reflect, discuss and comment on issues affecting the Irish Church and society today.https://www.associationofcatholicpriests.ie

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https://anonybloggerette.blogspot.ca/  is a blog where you can share your story and find support. 

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http:bostonglobe.com is a very interesting website where you can watch videos and articles on children fathered by priests.

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Leaving The Priesthood The purpose of this website is to provide information about challenges Roman Catholic priests encounter and the need for reform. It provides a forum for priests who have left the priesthood to share why they left and what they have learned through the process.  http://www.leavingthepriesthood.com

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European Federation of Catholic Married Priests (English/Français) The European Federation of Catholic married priests is one of four federations which together make up the International Confederation.  It gathers together the groups of married priests in Western Europe along with their spouses.  http://www.pretresmaries.eu

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SNAP is 99.9% comprised of volunteers – survivors and supporters – who run and attend support group meetings, answer the Helpline  http://www.snapnetwork.org/

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Movement For Married Clergy The Movement for Married Clergy was established in the mid-seventies to further discussion of and promote the cause for the acceptance of married priests within the Roman Catholic Church. http://marriedclergy.co.uk

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Future Church Future Church seeks changes that will provide all Roman Catholics the opportunity to participate fully in Church life and leadership. http://futurechurch.org

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Corpus  is a faith community affirming an inclusive priesthood rooted in a  reformed and renewed. Church. http://www.corpus.org

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Advent Group  Advent Group is a good place where you can find support group for men and women and their partners who have left the active ministry or religious life. http://www.adventgroup.org.uk

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A Call To Action Inspired by the Second Vatican Counsel, A Call TO Action is a good venue for open discussion in a climate of trust and respect. http://www.acalltoaction.org.uk

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Catholic Church Reform International is a global network of committed Catholic organizations and individuals seeking a deeply-rooted reform of our Church through a united voice and collaborative action.  https://www.catholicchurchreform.org

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Renewed Catholic Ministry This is an association of groups concerned with the renewal of all forms of ministry in the Catholic Church. http://renewedcatholicministry.org

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Catholics For A Changing Church Promoting change in the Catholic Church. http://www.ccc4vat2.org.uk/ccc25

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Jesus Abbeys  This Federation provides a home for married Roman Catholic priests as the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE) to enable  them to continue to serve sacramentally within the greater Catholic  Church. http://jesusabbeys.org

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Justice For Priests  This nonprofit organization is concentrated on guiding and educating priests, religious, deacons, and laity concerning their canonical rights, offering emotional and spiritual  support. http://justiceforpriests.org

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CITI Ministries, Inc. CITI (Celibacy Is The Issue/Community is The Intent) is a lay organization calling married Roman Catholic priests back into ministry to serve the spiritual needs of the people of God. According to church law (canon law), “After it has been validly received sacred ordination never becomes invalid.” Canon 290 Therefore, married priests are not “ex” or “former” priests, they are still priests. Please join CITI if you are someone who supports a married priesthood or if you are a resigned priest who has been validly ordained in the Roman Catholic rite. http://www.citiministries.org

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Former Catholic  This website is intended as a safe place for Catholics and Former Catholics who are struggling or have struggled with some aspect of the Catholic church. It is not an anti-Catholic website or a “war on Catholicism,” though perhaps some conservative Catholics may view it differently. It’s intended to be a place of compassion, hope, and respect for all points of view that are expressed with kindness. http://www.formercatholic.com

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Maltese married Catholic priests is an interesting blog where they discuss the issues about celibacy , you can find informative articles and videos. https://maltesemarriedcatholicpriest.wordpress.com

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Rev. Albert is recognized as one of the top leaders among Hispanic-Americans. He wrote Dilemma – a priest’s struggle with Faith and Love. http://www.fatheralbert.com/

 

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