Before entering the priesthood or convent, Catholic priests and nuns take a vow of celibacy. In the heady years after Vatican II, many of those priests and nuns gave up those vows and got married, some of them to one another. Host Melinda Penkava talks with writer Peter Manseau, author of “Vows” (Free Press/2005), about the union of his mother and father, a former nun and priest. The book recounts their marriage, and their attempts to reconcile themselves with the Catholic
church against the backdrop of the priest abuse scandals in Boston. We also speak with Bill Powers, author of “Tar Heel Catholics” (University Press of America/2003) about the movement to allow married priests in North Carolina. Listener Call-in. (40:00)

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