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[quote:2ng1wwtn]But Peter was.

For clarity, married men may join the priesthood in the Eastern Rites but priests may not marry. And Eastern Rite bishops must be celibate (they are not chosen from among married priests).[/quote:2ng1wwtn]But St. Paul wasn’t. Moreover Our Lord is the one who said that the celibate for the kingdom of God is the higher calling.
[color=darkblue:2ng1wwtn]Matthew 19:10: The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.”
11: But he said to them, “Not all men can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.
12: For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it.”[/color:2ng1wwtn]