Thirty years ago, 90% of Brazilians gave their religious affiliations as Roman Catholic. No longer. A percentage of Brazilians join a variety of new evangelical sects every year. Different reasons are given for this significant drift from the old religion, but all seem to agree the shortage of priests and religious has much to do with it. This bring to the fore the question of celibacy – which won’t go away. If the law of celibacy were to be changed, would the loss be greater than the gain?