Does anyone have any stories of divorced priests with children? I know at least one priest in my city who has children, but I don't know his story. It seems likely to me that it would be difficult to be a seminarian with children. Assume that the divorce has been canonically annulled.
One particular issue is that it might not be possible for some men with minor children to follow the vow of obedience. For example, an man who has joint custody of a minor child and whose marriage ended in divorce may be bound by a judicial divorce decree mandating that he not move more than 100 miles from his ex-wife. Such decree would prevent a man in that situation from following orders from his bishop or religious superior that he relocate to residences outside of 100 miles from his ex-wife.
I could see other problems with actually being a custodial parent while under vows. Rectories typically don't have facilities for children. Children need to be taken to and from school and other activities, which may interfere with pastoral work schedules.
Any experience anyone can share?