Would a married priesthood solve problems, or cause them?

After we’ve all torn our hair out over the canonical question of continence, now might be a good time to reflect on the issue of a married clergy in general — and the priesthood, in particular. I’ve lost count of the number of times people have asked me, “Wouldn’t you like to be a priest?,” [Read More...]

Here they are — UPDATED

The three men (still in dalmatics) who today became the first in the world ordained under the new Anglican ordinariate. You can read more details here. And Rocco adds this nugget: A daughter of the freshly-named ordinary proclaimed one of the readings at the Mass, and in the rite’s emotional high-point, the new priests’ vestments [Read More...]

Where are all the Catholic chaplains?

A new study indicates thata the chaplains serving the military don’t really mirror the people they serve. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, via Huffington: A military chaplains serves as both a religious leader and a listener — ideally one who can assist military personnel of all faiths. A frequent refrain among chaplains is “chaplain to [Read More...]

After the "God Squad," priest still hits the road

The priest who got into trademark trouble last year with a big retail chain is still getting attention. The story, from Gannett Wisconsin Media: Father Luke Strand has sold his black Volkswagen Beetle that landed him in hot water last year. Instead, he’s driving a GMC Terrain and moving on with his spiritual life. “It [Read More...]