facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Married man becomes priest in New York

Jan. 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM   |   Comments

WELLSVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A married man took a rite of ordination in New York, becoming the state's first married Catholic priest.

John Cornelius, 64, a father of three and a former Episcopal priest, took a vow of chastity Saturday before Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone in Wellsville, New York Daily News reported.

Cornelius' wife of 33 years, Sharyl, gave her blessing to his switch from Episcopalian to Catholicism, even though the couple will now give up sexual relations.

Cornelius said his mission in life has changed.

"I've raised three girls already," the new priest said, adding that sex is meant for procreation.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
3
New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates New Pa. law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal allows lawsuits against inmates
4
Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban Christian minister helps two lesbian couples sue Mississipi over same-sex marriage ban
5
Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback