Beliefs and thoughts of a Recovering Married Catholic Priest

A compilation of ideas, thoughts, beliefs and conclusions I arrived at after being in the seminary at the time of the Second Vatican Council, being ordained in 1967, being an active Discalced Carmelite priest for just under 20 years, followed by being married for 29 years during which the last 24 years included an unofficial priestly Read more about Beliefs and thoughts of a Recovering Married Catholic Priest[…]

Why not Catholic Wedding Outdoors?

The most often asked question related to the Catholic Church and Weddings that I hear is “Why can I not get married outdoors by a priest?” A good question.  A reasonable question.  Just this week a bride to be said to me “Out in God’s Creation” Obviously, personally I think it is fine since safely over 95% of the Read more about Why not Catholic Wedding Outdoors?[…]