A while ago, I posted a thread in this sub-forum, and would like to now ask a few questions.
1) What are some religious orders for priests that are closely tied to helping the community? I like the general idea of the Fathers of Mercy, but they seem a bit more distant from the community than a diocesan priest. Specifically, I'd like to know about conservative orders.
2) Does anyone know how similar FSSP (Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter) priests are to diocesan priests?
2a) i.e, do they offer all the sacraments that a diocesan priest regularly offers (I know Holy Eucharist) but what about Baptism or Matrimony or Reconciliation?
2b) do FSSP priests work within a set diocese or are they distinct from the diocese they happened to be geographically located within?
3) If I wish to try to become an FSSP priest, should I approach the FSSP or my diocese first?
Sorry if these questions seem ignorant. Thank you.