Do diocesan priests get a salary?


#1

There's an argument brewing in another forum about whether or not priests get a salary. I have seen my parish budget; I'm friendly with some priests; I know they get a salary. A particular poster keeps arguing the point.

I've tried the search box, but I can't find anything definitive to post, so I'm asking.

Yes or no: Do diocesan priests receive a salary?


#2

Hi,

Diocesan priests do get salaries. Religious order priests get salaries if they work for a diocese or other institution, but they must turn it in to their superiors who, in most instances, give them a monthly allowance.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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