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Pro-life Hero, Protestant Minister to Catholic Priest: Fr. Paul Schenck, Prophetic Sign of Coming Full Communion Comments

I had the privilege of being part of Church history on Saturday, June 12, 2010. My friend of many years, former Protestant minister and Pro-Life hero, Paul Schenck, was ordained as a Priest of the Catholic Church. My history with Fr. Paul Schenck goes back decades.I believe that Fr. Paul Chaim Schenck is a prophetic sign of the coming full communion of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. With a dispensation from Rome waiving ... Continue Reading

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  1. Foxi Ivas
    4 years ago

    Another great Hero from new churches had join our dear BIG FAMILY with the guide of Holy Spirit... Glory to the Lord. HalleluyaHH. ^^

  2. FR Kevin Lee
    4 years ago

    Dear Deacon, an interesting article & I am sure Fr Paul will continue his heroic fight for the pro-life movement. However, what saddens me is the apparent bias of the church to invite former protestant married ministers to the married priesthood while continuing to exclude faithful married catholic men who choose priesthood. Is it because of the potential that if the married priest fails to live his priesthood effectively the church can say "Oh it was because he was previous a protestant"? Is the hierarchy using the protestant converts as a test-case for a future married clergy? What is the theological distinction which is being used?
    Also, I am amazed at the liberal use of the word "champion" being applied to protestants who convert to Catholicism, thus building up their acceptability to the laity who are told "this married former protestant is now your priest." What about the good and faithful celibate priests who labour on without a supportive wife or family? What about the thousands of priests who have given decades of service without a word of recognition while five minute ministers are lauded by publications such as yours.

  3. Salesio Mbogo
    4 years ago

    The words of Jesus ''that all may be one" are being fullfilled through this. May His name be praised forever! It would however be more enlightening to know how the celibate catholic priests coexist with the married catholic priests in a parish or a diocese. We only have celibate catholic priests in Kenya. Congrats to Fr. Paul!

  4. Fr. Carlos Aparecido Marchesani
    4 years ago

    Dear Fr. Paul, I beg your blessings. Be happy in your ministry as a catholic. May you be an example to others that knows about the real desire of Christ: "that all may be one". Division between Christian is a shame. I am going to pray for you. Please pray for me. In Christ, Fr. Carlos.

  5. hilary kamalu
    4 years ago

    i sincerely pray that all protestants should come to the full realization and full knowledge and understanding of the truth of catholic church teachings and come back to the catholic church like Fr.Paul.

  6. Widodo Budi
    4 years ago

    So joyful to know that people one by one realize the truth of Catholic faith and they decide to be a catholic. Thank and glory to the Lord.

    Rgds, Budi

  7. Claris
    4 years ago

    Father in the name of Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, I pray you open doors for us. Only you can open doors no man can close and for that we honor you today. Thank you for the open doors of life, health, strength, prosperity, wealth, and love. Also, thank you for closing the doors of death, sickness, weakness, despair, poverty, and bitterness. We love you today Lord and give you all the glory and all the praise. I seal this prayer in Jesus name, Amen!!!

  8. tatah austin
    4 years ago

    Incredible story....
    Can somebody help enlighten me and other readers on the dispensation waiving celibacy for Fr Paul?

    4 years ago

    The Catholic Church will continue to grow in fulfilment of the words of the Master, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. in no distant time even members of other religions will be so ordained as did Father Paul. Praise be Jesus Christ.

  10. Stella
    4 years ago

    this is in answer to Cullen comments. Married priests in other denominations who become catholic priests remain married and take care of their families. It would be unchristian to ask them to leave their families and it does not diminish the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. "a bit". They bring more to the service of the Church. Chastity plays an important role which is not to be confused with celibacy. I have a dear friend priest who is married and has a family. He is a pillar of the church and a great priest. So the Holy Mother Church is correct in giving dispensation to married priests from other denominations when they join our Holy Mother church.
    Just pray for Fr. Paul and wish him well.

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