Thursday, February 24, 2011

Catholic church ordains married man - Yahoo! News

Catholic church ordains married man

Not unheard of, but infrequent ... this story from Germany. Church allows married clergy from other Christian sects who've converted to become ordained.

Last year a married father of four was ordained as a priest in Regensburg, southern Germany.

Klueting's ordination comes as theologians and Catholic politicians in Germany have pressured the Vatican to end priestly celibacy and the German church struggles to overcome a wave of clerical sex abuse scandals and a priest shortages.