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Marriage Defines the Parish Priest

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates the pervasiveness of clerical unions and the proclivity of parish priests to form de facto marriages with women. These were enduring unions in which clerics were fully ... More


Proof of Manhood: Priests as Husbands and Fathers

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the sexuality of parish clergy and their masculine identity, exploring why priests were involved in relationships that were, for all intents and purposes, marriages. ... More


Conclusion

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter argues that medieval priests did not renounce their ministry and their ecclesiastical careers to marry and have families. Rather, in fourteenth-century Catalunya, parish ... More


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