from the a-growing-business dept
A NY Times article about a website called rentapriest.com is helping to offer up former Catholic priests who still preach, for various ceremonies. Most of the fomer priests left the church in order to marry (but are technically still priests – since apparently you cannot be “unordained”), and most of the people who “rent” them are Catholics who are, in some way, bending a rule in order to get married. So, while you can’t confess online you can find an ex-priest who will perform a Catholic ceremony to your liking. Not surprisingly, a lot of people who like the idea aren’t big fans of the name of the site. And, then, of course, there’s a whole different group of people who hate the whole idea and think it’s evil.