June 08, 2018

Father Paul Sullins, research associate professor, sociology, was quoted in a National Catholic Register story on discussion of Latin-rite married priests.

... Father Paul Sullins, a sociology professor at The Catholic University of America, told the Register that discussions around ordaining viri probati have typically occurred in very rural areas where clergy minister in remote places. Father Sullins, a former Episcopal priest who is married with children, said he found the present discussions “sensible,” but believed previous attempts to raise the issue had usually found “better alternatives.”

Father Sullins said that deacons could be placed in charge of remote communities to which priests could periodically visit to celebrate Mass and provide the Eucharist, which the deacon could then distribute through the year at Eucharistic prayer services. ...

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