We talked about celibacy and all the stuff he'd miss.
The matter of the celibacy of the clergy was more serious.
From dreams of clerical celibacy he was roused by making acquaintance with the family of John Colt of New Hall, in Essex.
Although we find Siricius a year later writing to the African Church on this same subject in tones rather of persuasion than of command, yet the beginning of compulsory sacerdotal celibacy in the Western Church may be conveniently dated from his decretal of A.D.
This celibacy thing is fine as far as it goes, but everything will change after they exchange vows.