by Rocco Palmo
April 1, 2006
It's made TV news here in Philadelphia that, today, our southern neighbor -- the diocese of Wilmington, which encompasses all of Delaware and five counties of Maryland -- ordained its first married cleric under the pastoral provision.
Three cheers for Salti.
Fr Leonard Klein, 60 and a father of three, was a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran church before converting to Catholicism. In a local context, it's noteworthy as this is the first time a pastoral provision ordination has been performed in the Philly media market. There's a former Episcopalian priest coming over with his congregation up in Scranton (straight north of here), but as we'll likely never see something of the kind green-lighted in this town, this is for all intents and purposes the closest the provision will ever come to the River City...
Read in full at the blog Whispers in the Loggia.
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