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I doubt it; however, I think he had a girlfriend and was in love before he decided to become a priest. In some of the eastern rites, priests do marry, but most of the parishes are small and don’t require as much time. It must be very costly for the parish to support a priest and his family.


13 posted on 09/18/2013 4:20:39 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
In some of the eastern rites, priests do marry ...

WRONG! In some of the Eastern Churches, married men may apply to become priests. BIG difference. Once accepted, should their wife die, they may not remarry.

22 posted on 09/18/2013 4:56:30 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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