Celibacy resisted in medieval Church

Celibacy for Christian clerics was not required until the 10th century, and new research reveals that resistance was widespread.

Two professors from the University of Huddersfield, Dr. Pat Cullum and Dr. Katherine Lewis, organized a recent conference, entitled Religious Men in the Middle Ages, where the topic of celibacy was discussed. The have also created The Bishop's Eye, a "network that will foster new research into the lives, experiences and representation of medieval religious men, both those following a professional vocation -- bishops, monks and priests for example -- and laymen."