[quote="seanec21, post:1, topic:320593"]
I wanted to become a priest when I was a child but I lost my faith over a hard period in my life when I was 18, due to 5 of my friends losing there lives at a young age..
I have fathered 3 sons, that I love and care for very much, I separated from the childrens mother and do not live with my children, They live with there mother and step father and,two are now becoming young men.
Is there still a possibility of me becoming a Catholic Priest?
[quote="aspirant, post:6, topic:320593"]
I am no canon lawyer, but as I understand the law of the Latin Church, being married is normally an impediment to ordination. I don't think you specified whether you were ever married to your childrens' mother? If you were married and have not received a decree of nullity, you are presumed married. If you have received a decree of nullity, or if your wife died, there would not be an impediment.
If you were the only living parent of minor children (not the case), or if you are a custodial parent of minor children (don't know whether you share custody), you will probably be asked to wait.
Yes there is a canon law 1041
3/ a person who has attempted marriage, even only civilly, while either impeded personally from entering marriage by a matrimonial bond, sacred orders, or a public perpetual vow of chastity, or with a woman bound by a valid marriage or restricted by the same type of vow;
This means that if you were married you cannot actively seek the priesthood.
A bishop could dispensate you from this law if you are to be a priest by God's will.
If your children are minors you will also have a hard time becoming a seminarian. You shouldn't enter the seminary with the responsibility of children.