Traveling and saying mass is and additional stress. Never mind family life and his job. And praying the liturgy of the hours strictly. lastly the administering of sacraments which only he can do besides baptism.
Just because you say so? Th Eastern Catholic are Catholic yes, but not Latin. Our traditions are different and have different contexts entirely.
There are only 120 in the America. North America has over 37000 priests. “Many” is a massive overstatement of their number.
Withdraw dwindling number of vocations of seminary formed priests and the allure of marriage present amongs so many protective priests… show do you think the idea of waiting until your 50 to get ordained so that you can also be married will affect the vocations to the seminary?? You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure that out. How many after years of marriage would still be interested in the priesthood??
This is a quick fix solution that will only cause more problems than it solves.
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You’re simply wrong about this. The first to benefit would be the daily Mass! As it is, there is a great priest shortage in many places. This would help.[/quote]
Actually no as less priests will be available before the age of 50 as many vocations to the seminary will be lost to the allure of marriage. During marriage some will lose their vocations to the priesthood entirely. Other will pass on along the way when they wait for the priesthood. There might be new vocations here and there but to be honest, their number would be insignificant and most people not wanting to be priests by the adulthood would not want to priests in later adulthood. So there will definitely be less priests.
It makes perfect sense at the local level. Some priests have Sunday’s filled with them saying mass. Have you seen how dire it is in Europe ??? Some parishes don’t have mass some weeks.
And again this method will not necessarily breed more priests but invariably cause a loss of priests.