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This is quite different than allowing an ordained priest to be married. Canon law does not allow this.
This does NOT mean that the church accepts ordained Catholic priests as being married without a dispensation, which is rarely given.
The Eastern rite church is allowed by the Holy See because traditionally they were married, again, the Church in it's wisdom allowed this to remain, but still requires a dispensation from the church, which is not ordinary.
Second, married priests in this rite are not serving priests in the traditional capacities, simply because they are married and are not as close to Christ as a non-married, solely dedicated priest.
Its not, period.
As Christ makes it clear, none of us will be married in heaven (Mt 22:23-30). By priests remaining unmarried, they will be more closely aligned and configured with Christ, hence be able to serve solely in their vocation.
Canon 1087 states: "Persons who are married are in holy orders invalidly attempt marriage."
This is exactly the impediment that blocks the validity of marriages attemtped BY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ORDAINED.
The word of God did not say priests could marry. Quite the contrary.
Paul makes it very clear, that remaining single allows ones attention to be undivided in serving the Lord (1Cor7:32-35).
Further, celibacy is recommended to all especially ministers 1Cor7:7 who are soldiers of Christ and urges to ABSTAIN from civilian affairs 2Tim2:3-4.
***Further, priests cannot be validly married after ordination unless he (notice HE) receives a dispensation from the Holy See (CIC 1078 Para 2,1)***
Quite the contrary.
Bishops, priests, deacons, monks, exactly who are we talking about? At what point in time? History? Converts? Non converts?
While religious priests take vows of celibacy, diocesan priests make promises of celibacy. Not the same.
Although celibacy is a discipline, it does not change the church teaching or doctrine or canon law on marriage of priests.