Thursday, July 28, 2005

Welcome, Deacon Elder

(And in a few months, God willing, he'll be "Father Elder" -- a married Catholic priest and dad with an altogether cool name)

From once-Anglican-now-Roman Catholic Gregory Elder's column:

I am pleased and humbled to announce that my bishop, the Most Rev. Gerald R. Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino, has received permission from Rome to ordain me to the Catholic priesthood. I will be the first canonically ordained and married Catholic priest in the history of this diocese, or province, of the Catholic community. Perhaps a word of personal history is in order here.

Read the whole column here.