I'm tired of these two phenomena being equated. Whether if you want both, one or the other or neither, they are not the same thing. And when official Roman-rite dioceses' websites and documents cease to equate them, then I will stop beating this very, very dead horse.
“Presently the Church does not allow for the ordination of women or married men. This matter cannot be resolved at the local level. For the spiritual well being of our faithful people we cannot allow this to prevent us from aggressively seeking new priesthood candidates for our diocese.” from the generally beneficial Albany "Called by Name" program- this post was inspired by Fr Z's post about laity being forced to give priest a blessing during the Mass.
a celibate (of course) monk, a married priest and two of his children
sometimes he gets a half-day off
A married priest has an impossible task juggling all his responsibilities- it helps when the family is on board and willing to help his ministry and also tolerate time sometimes in snippets. Grace is needed as well.
In the old days, Byzantine Catholic seminarians got married in their clerical collars. I've never seen it done today. The man gets one day to wear a tuxedo, then it is on to collars- no ties- for the rest of his life.
Do these photos upset you? Or are they just strange, something you have never seen?
I know that photos of women members of the Roman Catholic Woman Priests organization upset me. It saddens me when women feel that they need to impersonate Christ because they cannot be in persona Christi. I wonder why they feel they must be ordained to be an important member of the Church. Others have defended this very unpopular (for the majority of the Christian world) theology of a male priesthood in the Catholic Church better than I. For more information on why the Catholic priesthood is reserved to men, read here at Catholic.org, a basic article is here at about.com, and an interesting and educational article from Catholic Answers is here.
Women cannot be priests in the Catholic Church, but married men can even if that is not a current tradition in the Roman-rite and the Eastern rites that have it as a tradition are shying away from it for practical reasons. So please, let's agree to at least separate the issues.