View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Diocese to ordain a former Protestant minister

Looks like the Diocese of Rochester will have a priestly ordination before 2013.

Scott Caton, a former Protestant minister who converted to Catholicism 12 years ago, will be ordained a transitional deacon June 5 of this year, and a priest in 2011.

He's married with six children. He will serve as a deacon at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rochester while waiting for his priestly ordination.

Caton's ordination was approved by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and then by Pope Benedict XVI.

As a married man, his ordination is permitted under an exception permitted to the Church's rules regarding priestly celibacy - an exception that has allowed some married former ministers to become ordained Catholic priests.

It's good to have an ordination in the works. I don't know much about him and his beliefs. I'd be curious to find out more.


Anonymous AMBurgess said...

Scott Caton is very orthodox in his views. He's also a brilliant man with a great sense of humor. He will be a blessing to the Roman Catholic Church.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Baron said...

He received his first communion at the Latin Mass Community, and is a friend of Fr. Antinarelli.

I would ROFL if he ended up at either of those places - an orthodox, Latin-loving, married priest! Eat your heart out Ray Grosswirth.

9:05 AM  

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