KC history teacher has things bass-ackwards

John Veal, a lifelong Catholic and a history teacher, recently wrote:

There is simply no valid scriptural or theological basis for the celibate male clergy. Almost all other Christian churches rejected celibacy centuries ago. Many have also admitted women to their clergy. Yet Rome still condemns these changes as strongly as it once condemned Galileo’s proof of a sun-centered universe.

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Editor’s note: I beg to differ, Mr. history teacher and life-long Catholic. Jesus Christ is the theological basis for a celibate, all-male clergy … and due to the limited state of the scientific arts at the time, Galileo was totally unable to provide proof for his various scientific theories … several of which, as things eventually turned out, were wrong. As for “all the other Christian churches” … who cares what our poor, misguided, separated brethren decide to do? The Catholic Church alone remains the true church of Jesus Christ … and only the Catholic Church is qualified to claim the Holy Spirit as its infallible advocate and comforter.

Galileo was wrong: The Bible does not teach how the Heavens go … but rather, how to go to Heaven.
 

Science, Galileo and the Catholic Church