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Can a Priest Ever Return to the Lay State?

Q: I thought once a man was ordained a priest, he is always a priest. So how is it that some priests get permission to leave the priesthood and get married?  Sometimes you hear about somebody being a “former priest,” … Continue reading

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The Priesthood and the Vow of Poverty

doesQ: The pastor of my sister’s parish just bought a new car.  The car he traded in was only two years old.  He’s now driving one of the nicest cars in the whole parish. How can a priest keep buying … Continue reading

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Questions about Eucharistic Ministers

Q1: In my parish, when there is a priest distributing Communion in one line, and a Eucharistic Minister in another line, I’ve seen people deliberately switch lines so that they can receive from the priest.  Is there something wrong with … Continue reading

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Who May Preach?

Q: Nowadays in our parish we constantly have guest speakers preach at Sunday Masses. Sometimes it’s a visiting missionary priest, or somebody from the bishop’s office; other times it’s the parish council president, or the school principal, or the head … Continue reading

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