The Father was a Father
Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala, 60, told the archdiocese in December that he was the father of two teenagers who live out of the state with their mother, the Associated Press reported.
Zavala submitted his resignation with the Vatican shortly thereafter. Under Catholic doctrine, priests must take a vow of celibacy. Why? Because she'd get church property if they got married. Especially after the priest died - she'd get the estate. Single dudes leave any property back to the church.
The Vatican accepted the early resignation of the bishop Wednesday.
In addition, the archdiocese has offered spiritual guidance and financial support to help pay for the children's college costs. I guess that's cheaper than their legal fees? I doubt the parishioners who contribute to the golden plate would see it that way?