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Leading Catholic Academic Calls for Married Priests

The Tablet: A leading academic has said the Catholic Church urgently needs to overturn its centuries-old ban on ordaining married men to ease the shortage of priests and better relate to the faithful. Writing in The Tablet this week John … Continue reading

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Married Man Forges Path to Catholic Priesthood

KEYC has the report: As the Pastor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia, Father Larry Blake says the weekly children’s mass is one of his favorites. “I thought to myself this is great to be able to do this with … Continue reading

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Being a Catholic Priest—and Married

Fr Richard Cipolla: My experience as a married Catholic priest for 28 years brings to mind several thoughts, both practical and spiritual. First, the church must support new priests’ families financially. During my first years as a married Catholic priest, … Continue reading

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Eastern Catholic Church (Melkite) to Ordain Married Men to the Priesthood

Orthocath reports: At his recent enthronement as the Melkite Greek Catholic Bishop in the USA, Bishop Nicholas Samra stated that the Melkite Catholic Church (an Eastern Catholic Church in union with the Pope of Rome) will begin ordaining married men to … Continue reading

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Married Priest: ‘Single Clergy Better Placed to Serve God’

A married Roman Catholic priest from Burnley has said he believes the church is correct to prefer single celibate clergy in their parishes. The BBC reports: A married Roman Catholic priest from Burnley has said he believes the church is correct … Continue reading

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