Re: Priests and Vow of Poverty
Secular priests (diocisan priests) do not take vows at all. They make promises. They do not promise poverty and can own their own property unlike priests in religious communities who cannot.
“Above all, the... outcry,... justly made on behalf of human rights-...,the right to health,... to work,to family,to culture-is false and illusory if the right to life,the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.”