Yup, the mainstream (and other) media is still misunderstanding statements by the Pope and the Vatican higher-ups.
Yup, the Pope and his Curial bureaucracy are still acting like most people understand Vatican stuff, instead of phrasing and translating and annotating what they say in order to avoid misunderstandings.
So yes, priestly celibacy is still a discipline and not a doctrine (and there are married priests in various Eastern rites and under various pastoral provisions), but the default for Latin Rite Catholic priests is still celibacy, and bishops and monks east and west still have absolute celibacy.
Similarly, the Catholic Church still believes that God calls all men and women to follow God’s laws and perform good acts to the extent that they know those laws and their moral obligations; that God will judge their actions accordingly; that God is willing to have mercy…
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