I saw a March 2017 article in the Los Angeles Times that reported that Pope Francis made remarks about married men becoming Catholic Priests.
Before I continue, I want to point out that I am not Catholic. I do find other religions interesting and do enjoy reading about their histories as well as what they believe.
It was reported that Pope Francis was open to the idea of ordaining married men as a way to alleviate priest shortages in remote areas.
The Los Angeles Times says that as many as 120 Catholic priests in the U.S. are married.
That’s largely because of a policy change made by Pope John Paul II in 1980, which offered a path for married Episcopal priests to continue their ministry after converting to Catholicism.
I don’t think that having married Priests in the Catholic Church is a bad thing. As for me, I was first a Baptist, but now I consider myself more an Evangelical. I do think a leader of the church being married is a good thing if it’s allowed. Husbands and wives do serve together and they are often both working for the church (sometimes one is unpaid).
I know from people who are Catholics that changes in the church are often implemented very slowly. I suspect it will happen, but not quickly.
Have a great week!