"We are these very conservative men who have left the Episcopal church and now meet all these left-wing Catholics who are celebrating our presence,’’
It’s funny because it’s true!
Much like the priest profiled in the article, I don’t have a strong opinion either way but what I would say is that anyone who sees it as a panacea for vocations is seriously deluding themselves. Granted, there are a few places in the world (such as the Pacific Islands) were the remote and insular nature of the communities might mean that ordaining an older married man from the local area is easier than trying to attract an outsider or a younger man, but those are exceptional circumstances. For most of the world, if anything, attracting married men would be far more difficult than single men.