A quick question on married priests


#1

Are married priests (Eastern Catholic or given an exception) given a higher salary to support their family? I understand that the salaries celibate priests receive are usually just enough to support themselves, so I'm wondering how it works when a priest has a family to take care of.


#2

For one, it would depend on the particular Eparchy (A Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy is going to be more financially well off, than say an Italo-Albanian Eparchy simply due to the size of the particular Church)


#3

I'm not sure about Eastern Catholic priests, but the two Orthodox priests I'm acquainted with have jobs outside of their priestly duties. One is a college professor and the other works with his sons. Their secular employment is what pays the bills and allows them to support a family. It is possible that those married priests with small parishes would do the same, but I'm not 100% sure.


#4

All married priests I know (Anglican Ordinariate, and Eastern Catholic) have other jobs outside of ministry to help support their family.


#5

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