Don't know if this ever came up before on CFC... Possible Pros: -Some people may turn away from priesthood, because they want to get married. So they may become priests, if they had the option. -It reduces inappropriate conduct Possible Cons: Clergy are suppose to devout themselves to God and giving time to a spouse or family would take time of devoution away from God. Edit: I'm undecided. I am actually hoping you guys could shed some light. An outsider's perspective is what I'm want.