The original mission of CITI (Celibacy Is the Issue) was to advocate optional celibacy for all priests. Frequent letters were sent to bishops, award- winning ads were seen in National Catholic Reporter and TV Guide Magazine, and a there was a joining of forces with other like-minded church reform groups.
e e ort, however, went nowhere. Optional celibacy was an 860 year-old problem and was considered “ho hum” by the news media; and Canon Law information about the use of married priests in priestless parishes did not alleviate the fear of the hierarchy among pa- rishioners. en, the catchy title “Rent A Priest” came in a dream.
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CITI Newsletter-Spring 2011