Catalyst November Issue 2001, Front Page
On October 11, the Associated Press ran a story on Rent-A-Priest. The group is comprised of men who were ordained, left the priesthood and married. Some Catholics who are frustrated with Church teachings hire them to perform weddings, etc. While a married priest is still a priest according to canon law, they are denied the right to give sacraments.
When asked what he thought of the group, William Donohue replied, “We call them ‘Rent-A-Nut.’ It’s set up to appease people who still want to be associated with the Catholic Church even though they don’t want to follow the rules.”