Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Married, Catholic and a Priest?

If you want to marry and also become a Catholic priest, don't worry, there is still hope for you.  Yes, Catholic priests are bound to remain celibate and unmarried for their entire lives, but there is a way around this rule. Owing to a number of Anglican priests who have been converting to Catholicism, the Catholic Church has now made a provision for such Anglican priests to remain in the clergy even if they are married.  Talk of having the cake and eating it too!

So, if you want to be a married Catholic priest, follow these easy steps:

1. Become a Anglican priest

2. Get married

(Steps 1 and 2 may be interchanged)

3. Become a Catholic

4. Carry on as a Catholic priest, with full assistance, love and support from your wife.

There's a minor catch though, not that you would mind. After converting to Catholicism, you would have to remain celibate!


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