Can a celibate single father become a priest?


Hello. This is the 3rd time I’ve asked this question. I can’t find a definitive answer anywhere. I’m about to give up. If you are unable to answer it, please let me know and I’ll try another site.



Just for your information, we are not able to anwer every question here. But we encourage people to keep submitting them and their question will eventually be answered as your is now.

A celibate single father may be ordained if his children are adults. If they are not adults, his first obligation is to parent them. They are entitled to a full-time father.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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