I know we have some married priests but I wonder, if some had their way, how that would work? I don’t see, especially in such hard times, money-wise, church attendance down, how a married priest could be taken care of by the church.
I know other religions do it, but how? Do married clergy get everything paid for, a home, food, utilities, etc. and what about children? Are they all taken care of, can they go to Catholic school or college and if yes, what money is used?
It always confused me that the issue with Catholics was whether they should be for various reasons and no one ever address’s how hard it would be to regulate. How do you handle affairs, divorce, abuse? What if a child has special needs and needs a lot of attention?
If all needs were taken care of as with a single priest, I can see how vocations might be discerned the wrong way.
Any thoughts on this, I don’t get the logistics at all if it ever came about.