“We know that this discipline “is not required by the very nature of the priesthood” (PO 16), although there is for many reasons a convenient relationship with it.”
(Sappiamo che questa disciplina “non è richiesta dalla natura stessa del sacerdozio” (PO 16), sebbene vi sia per molte ragioni un rapporto di convenienza con esso.)
PO is “PRESBYTERORUM ORDINIS“.
Remember what these lying apostate bastards are intentionally leaving out:
The rule from DAY ONE was that married men who were ordained had to observe PERFECT, PERPETUAL CONTINENCE. They could never have sex with their wives again. Because, to be a priest and offer the Holy Sacrifice is to be mystically espoused to the Church, and to Christ Himself. The Mass is a nuptial act.
Everyone understood this until not too terribly long ago.