MOUNT VERNON — The new priest at Mount Vernon’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church brings something that no priest in the diocese has had before — a wife. The Rev. Tom McMichael’s Jan. 10 ordination marked a historical moment for the region as he became the first married man ordained within the Archdiocese of Seattle. McMichael and his wife, Karin, have two sons in college, ages 19 and 23. McMichael was immediately assigned to pastor at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and Church of the Assumption in Bellingham. According to the Archdiocese of Seattle, there are more than 41,000 priests in the United States, of which about 100 are married following a 1980 rule that allows Protestant married pastors to become ordained within the Catholic Church...
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Nota Bene: This is a companion article to the entry from January 21, 2009 that appeared in the Seattle Times.
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