in its entirety here.
He speaks of the pronouncements of the Council of Elvira and the Second Council of Carthage regarding celibacy as "dogmatic pronouncements".
He also specifically denounces the idea that celibacy is merely "ecclesiastical law", explaining that celibacy is "an intrinsic demand of the priesthood and of the configuration to Christ that the sacrament determines."
thanks to Rorate
One of the questions that has been buzzing around in my head for sometime is: how does the Church make celibacy a real vocational choice for all Catholics, without them either becoming a priest or a religious?
I don't want to see celibacy becoming optional for priests of the Latin Rite but I want to see it becoming a real possibility for the laity.