1st Married Catholic Priest To Be Ord...

1st Married Catholic Priest To Be Ordained Sunday

There are 2 comments on the CBS 2 - KCAL 9 story from May 6, 2007, titled 1st Married Catholic Priest To Be Ordained Sunday. In it, CBS 2 - KCAL 9 reports that:

The first married priest to be ordained in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will receive his orders from Cardinal Roger Mahony in Camarillo Sunday.

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Paul-LSW

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 May 7, 2007
The headline is a little misleading... In 1995, there were 10 priests that were married and in union with Rome. All had similar stories of being Lutheran, Anglican or Episcopalian priests and then converted to Roman Catholicism. The stipulations were that they could never be parish pastors, nor can they marry again should their spouse die or divorce.(There is a BIG difference between a married clergy & a dating clergy.) However I know the pastor rule has been overlooked by some bishops. Also, it seems common that these men are ordained at the parish church where they will be working, versus the diocesan cathedral where the celibate priests are usually ordained.

“Wait til next year”

Since: Dec 06

Brooklyn NY USA

#2 May 10, 2007
Paul-LSW wrote:
The headline is a little misleading... In 1995, there were 10 priests that were married and in union with Rome. All had similar stories of being Lutheran, Anglican or Episcopalian priests and then converted to Roman Catholicism. The stipulations were that they could never be parish pastors, nor can they marry again should their spouse die or divorce.(There is a BIG difference between a married clergy & a dating clergy.) However I know the pastor rule has been overlooked by some bishops. Also, it seems common that these men are ordained at the parish church where they will be working, versus the diocesan cathedral where the celibate priests are usually ordained.
You're right - this story is a yawn. Old news.

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