Bishop Walsh: priests should marry…

Paddy at Balrog picks up another important ‘marriage’ story, that of Catholic priests. For once he and David Vance are in agreement. It is intresting that Bishop Walsh has not been reprimanded by church authorities. It is proving difficult to get young men to accept a long term vocation. None of the boys I went to school with, who joined the priesthood after school, are still there. Three out of four of them went on to get married. See also marriedpriests.org.

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