But not one word of repentance for the evil Synod of Mainz (A.D. 1049) which imposed celibacy on all clergy under Papacy; forcibly ended priestly marriages, and compelled the Priests’ wives to enter convents and their children to go to orphanages.
Celibacy is still required of clergy (except legacy marriages of priests who came from the Anglican church) in the Roman Catholic church. But none of these other things are happening today — so there’s less to repent of now if it needs to be repented of. Repenting doesn’t mean wallowing in guilt.
Would making priestly marriage permissible, with celibacy still being an honorable specialty, help? It might — it would produce some priests who would be able, from experience, to counsel on spiritual aspects of family matters. And there are a whole lot of things going wrong in modern families.
Celibacy was law in the West long, long before AD 1049.