Catholic priests in holliwood movies in the forties and fifties?
If I understand the question, there were several actors who played Catholic priests in the forties and fifties. Most notable were Bing Crosby and Gerald Fitzgerald.
A: Reverend Donald Cozzens (The Changing Face of the Catholic Priesthood) cites studies from studies in 1989, that 48.5 per cent of Catholic priests are gay. The proportion of Anglican/Episcopal gay priests may be lower, as the Anglican communion permits married clergy. Boisvert and Goss (Gay Catholic Priests and Clerical Sexual Misconduct) explain that the Catholic Church is an intensely homoerotic culture.
Most denominations do, but there are some restrictions in the Orthodox Churches and the the majority of the Roman Catholic Church. Parish priests in the Orthodox Church may be married, but to become a bishop usually requires celibacy, which is why many begin holy orders as monks, where celibacy is the norm. In the Roman Catholic church, celibacy is usually required as a vow by Canon Law, but not as an article of faith. Therefore…