TIL a loophole in Catholic rules allows some priests to be married. If a priest or pastor in an Eastern or Protestant church was already married and then converts to Catholicism, he is still eligible to seek Catholic priesthood.

Read more: https://aleteia.org/2019/06/22/married-men-can-be-ordained-priests-under-these-circumstances/

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  1. The only reason they started telling them they couldn’t marry was because the parish property was in the priests name and if they didn’t have a son who became a priest it could transfer to the family. All the rules lead back to money…

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