Married priests in Brazil?
One progressive theologian thinks it could happen.
It’s worth remembering that the ancient teaching of the Church has always held that married men can be ordained—but those already ordained cannot get married. (To this day, that remains the discipline of the Eastern churches, the permanent diaconate, the Pastoral Provision and the Anglican Ordinariate.) This move would, in effect, disrupt 2,000 years of tradition. I can’t see it happening. If the Church in Brazil or elsewhere needs more priests, it will have to find another way.
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