How about that my dear brothers and sister, if this comes from the Vatican. How much more certain cannot we be over the orthodox church, which solved the issue ages ago. Pray for me please.
Several thoughts are going through my head about this. First, I agree that the RC tradition should stand for the most part. The RCC has accepted on many occasions Married clergy from the Anglican, Episcopal, and Lutheran communions complete with families. Some have been accepted into the RC priesthood and are serving in various ways. Some are in administrative roles and some even have small parishes. As, to whether or not a married clergy in the RCC would pose a problem lets say pertaining to survivor rights if the priest should happen to die how would the RCC handle this?
Secondly, a celibate priesthood is easier to handle administratively. He can be moved from parish to parish at will without too much impact.
I don't think that the pedophilia problem has any linkage whatsoever. A married priesthood would not cure this problem. This is a screening problem that should be enhanced prior to ordination.
As an Orthodox Christian, a married priesthood is quite the norm and we don't really think too much about it. But for the RCC it may be quite a leap in
small T tradition to allow men to marry before ordination. What is right for the Orthodox may not be right for the RCC.