Unfaithful Catholics across America are reaching out to unfaithful priests who abandoned their vocation to celibacy.
Here's the story: Desperate Catholics find "rent-a-priests" online
Some are Catholics who see their church as stuck in the past. Others are believers who happen to be divorced, pregnant before marriage or gay. A few just can't find a priest when they need one.
Roman Catholics shunned by the official church are "renting" married priests in times of crisis and celebration.
They turn to http://www.rentapriest.com, a Web site with 2,500 Catholic priests in a national database known as "God's Yellow Pages."
Virtually all the priests in the database have left their official clerical ministries due to the Roman Catholic Church's mandatory celibacy rule, but they continue to conduct weddings, usually for a fee, while performing baptisms, last rites and funerals for free, in keeping with the practice of officially recognized priests.
Instead of Rent-A-Priest, they should call it Rent-A-Sacrilege.
Why bother pretending to practice the Catholic faith if you've already decided that Church disciplines are arbitrary or if your lifestyle choices are contrary to the Catholic faith?
What do you think?