Another Married Priest

The Catholic Church is dedicated to celibacy for the priesthood, except when it isn't. The parish church I attended as a child now has a married priest. Another one got ordained in San Bernadino yesterday. There are hundreds out there. If you're a former Anglican, you can stay married as a priest if you convert to Catholicism. If you're a Catholic from the get-go, no dice. This is very similar to the fixed rule that you cannot get divorced as a Catholic. You can just get an annulment. Whenever I'm told that the Church can change no rule, and violate no doctrine, when it comes to issues like celibacy, women priests, marriage, and homosexuality ... I always remind myself of what the actual Catholic church does all the time. If the people involved are powerful enough; and its own self-interest strong enough.