(quote) Connie-17641 said: priests being married...
There is nothing inherently wrong with priests being married. It was the norm in the early years of the Church.
And even after, it was universally allowed as long as the candidate for ordination was married prior to entering the priesthood. And that is still more or less the norm in the Eastern Catholic Churches as well as the Orthodox Churches..
Early on, however, no married priests were allowed to be consecrated Bishops. That is still the norm in both the eastern Catholic and all the Orthodox Churches.
In the Latin rite today, there are some married priests. All are converts to the Church. A large portion of those are former Anglican/Episcopalian priests, but their ranks include former Protestant Pastors who converted.
The celibate clergy is a discipline that can be changed at any time by any Pope, despite its long tradition in the rite.
Is it likely to be changed in a wholesale manner? Probably not because the Church has also learned by its long experience that a celibate clergy has inherent advantages. The idea of a priest not trying top serve two masters, God and his family is part of the reason as well as St. Paul's and, of course, Christ's saying that being celibate is the better choice without in any way denigrating the married state.