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I had this same concern a while back. I was told that the Church will allow a married Protestant minister who converts to the faith to become a priest and still remain married; however, this is a very restricted practice. It does not mean that the Church has dissolved its stance on the celibacy of our priests. I have been seeing our American media lamenting this stance again recently and do not doubt a lot of discussion will be on whether our new pope will ‘modernize’ the Church’s teachings that John Paul II so adamently defended. We will have to stand fast during this time as always and support our priests and bishops and new supreme pontiff when he is elected.