June 26th, 2011 - Lorrie-735074 said:
I attend a church with a converted Protestant clergy and he is a priest. He is married with children and grandchildren. He was ordained under a special provision of John Paul II. He is FANTASTIC! I do to him for confession and he is a gifted listener, compassionate, loves God with his whole heart and I can feel the presence of God when he officiates at the Lord's Table. He's a beautiful person and I think we need to allow more of this.
August 22nd, 2010 - Michael-618706 said:
The question is prefaced with "should", as in a proposal. Some married Prorestant ministers can become a Roman Catholic Priest if he converts. It has been done many times. I believe the leading number is from Episopalian denominations to Catholic. He does take a vow that if his wife predeceases him, he can not remarry.
August 6th, 2010 - Chris-577148 said:
no the church has cowtowed way to much the way it is to what fills good is damn liberals. jesus started the catholic church on his own. guess what he was chas. preists are are supposed to be leaders for christ. the damn liberals can get lost and go have there own church elsewhere stop desacrating ours.
October 28th, 2008 - Shane-77540 said:
I met a priest and his wife in Jerusalem that had converted from the Anglican church. He was 100% sincere and taken in historical context it makes sense. Anglican priests descend from the Church of England, originally Catholic. Also, there is the precedent of married priests before that time in the history of the church. If priests were allowed to marry, I would be very interested in that vocation. So if a married priest feels called to convert to the Catholic faith I feel he is just coming home as the Catholic Church is the original and true church.
February 27th, 2008 - David-24902 said:
Doesn't the priest marry the Church? I guess the real questions are: 1) Would we even be bringing up the discussion of married men becoming priest if there wasn't a shortage? 2) Is allowing married men to become priest the true solution or is it just a band-aid for a bigger problem? 3) What are the benefits/downfalls of allowing married men to become priest?
I know my answers, but not the time right now...any thoughts out there?