2. Archbishop Carlson also released this statement last night via YouTube.
3. Father Ronald Roberson, CSP associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the USCCB, says, "The fact that Pope Francis has decided to allow Eastern Catholic bishops anywhere in the world to ordain worthy married men to the priesthood is a great step forward. He has recognized that the validity of Eastern Catholic traditions is not limited to certain geographical areas, but applies to those churches wherever they may be found. The Latin practice of ordaining celibate men to the priesthood remains intact and unthreatened by those observing a different tradition."
4. The Year for Consecrated Life will begin next week and there will be major events throughout the year. Learn more.
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