America magazine has just come forward with a proposal for a married priesthood.
Bravo, America! A courageous statement that has been long in coming. A married priesthood is no panacea for the priest shortage, as many of us know. The clerical career is a demanding one. Nonetheless, America brought forward excellent reasons from canon law, a theology of priestly ministry, and the reality of married priests (former Anglicans and Lutherans) already serving in the church.
Friday, April 24, 2009