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Ask Fr. Francis: Can a Widower be Ordained a Priest?

The following is an excerpt from askfrfrancis.org. Fr. Francis Ching, CC answers tough questions about the Catholic faith.

Fr. Francis Ching PortraitQuestion:

Can a widower be ordained a priest?

Fr. Francis' answer:

Of course, provided he meets all the other regular admission requirements to the priesthood, namely that he is a practising Catholic, is still capable of completing the necessary formation, and there are no impediments, and that a bishop or a religious congregation is willing to take him...

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