High-ranking U.S. Jesuit: Married priests would be healthy for the Church / Cruxnow.com

A high-ranking US Jesuit says he wouldn’t be surprised if Pope Francis ushers in an era of married priests in the Roman Catholic Church, and says the move would be healthy for the Church.

“‘I used to say, ‘Well, it will change but probably not in my lifetime.’ And then Pope Francis came along, and what I see him doing is opening the avenues for discussion,’ the Rev. Michael Garanzini, chancellor of Loyola University Chicago and the secretary for higher education for the worldwide Jesuits, told Crain’s Chicago Business on Monday (Aug. 18).

“He told the paper that the clergy abuse scandal spurred discussion of married priests and led to an ‘openness to a priest’s physical and psychological health.’

“Garanzini noted that the Catholic Church already has some married priests, most notably when married Anglican priests convert to Catholicism.”

By Michael O’Loughlin, Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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