Monday, December 19, 2011

The Catholic priest with nine children

by Joanna Moorhead
The Guardian

Father Ian Hellyer is a Roman Catholic priest – but far from being celibate, he's a father. Not just to a couple of children, either: in true Roman Catholic fashion, Father Ian has lots of them – nine, in fact, ranging from 18-year-old Clare to seven-month-old Rose – taking in Teresa (17), Angela (15), Martha (11), John (nine), Luke (seven), Simeon (four) and Gregory (two) in between...

For more information on Fr. Hellyer, a recent "pastoral provision" convert from Anglicanism to Catholicism, see full text of article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With all due respect to the former Anglican priests who have recently come to the Roman Catholic Church, I must say that I am furious! Why is it ok for married convert priests to remain married Catholic priests, when our own faithful priests are denied marriage? I served almost 20 years as a faithful Catholic priest and was told that I had to leave in order to follow the vocation of marriage. I see this as the sin of the Church today. May God someday forgive the Church leaders who have allowed this inequality.