Catholic parishes should begin planning for married priests

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Sister Gabriella Rogenski writes very pointedly about the difficulties of required celibacy for Roman Catholic priests (“Catholic Priests Should Be Able to Have Love in Their Personal Lives,” Aug. 14).

Catholics must begin asking their parish councils what salary they would offer a married priest as well as housing and health care. How about studying what other faith traditions have learned from their experience with pastors and their families? We need to get beyond the weight of tradition in favor of such a needed and humane change. Tell your parish leaders that you will put all future monetary contributions in escrow toward the day when we will embrace a married leader and his or her family and pay a living wage.

Forest Hills


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