i am not sure why I have always assumed that priests have benefits in the same sense as those of us who work but I am now having some doubts. If anyone knows, I would appreciate your sharing.
- Is health insurance provided by the diocese?
- What “retirement” plan is available to them?
- Since priests take a vow of poverty, how do they support themselves in retirement?
I know retired priests will say masses when needed and are given a stipend, of sorts. I know there are retirement communities for priests (or that welcome retired priests) but I am not sure who incurs the cost.
I am also interested in how this us handles for our nuns, deacons, etc.