Tag Archives: priest

Who’s Supposed to Pay a Priest’s Salary?

Q: My wife and some of her Catholic girlfriends have befriended a travelling priest who stopped in our diocese for a while. He’s from [another diocese hundreds of miles away]. This priest promotes life-issues and traditional family values, etc. and … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Who’s Supposed to Pay a Priest’s Salary?

Can a Priest Have His Ordination Annulled?

Q: Some years ago my diocese had to settle a number of sex-abuse lawsuits, all involving the same priest. More recently I learned that in the chancery, the diocesan staff had considered making the claim that the priest’s ordination was … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Holy Orders, Sacraments | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Can a Priest Have His Ordination Annulled?

How Can You Tell a Real Priest From a Fake?

Q: Did you hear about the man caught masquerading as a priest in Los Angeles? I never thought about it before, but now I’m wondering why this doesn’t happen more often…. What is a pastor expected to do when a … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Parish Life, Sacraments | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on How Can You Tell a Real Priest From a Fake?

Why Does the Vatican Arrest Leakers, But Not Pedophile Priests?

Q: I read an article online, saying the Vatican just arrested five people for leaking and publishing confidential Vatican documents. Lots of anti-Catholic comments were posted under the article, asking why the Pope arrests leakers but not pedophile priests? I … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Other Canonical Questions, The Pope | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Why Does the Vatican Arrest Leakers, But Not Pedophile Priests?

Annulments and the Authority of the Parish Priest

Q: In 1987, I was married in the Catholic Church. Both of us were Catholics.  We civilly divorced after three years of marriage. In 1994, I explained the previous marriage situation to a priest who was helping me and my … Continue reading

Posted in Clergy Issues, Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Annulments and the Authority of the Parish Priest