Maine Catholic convert, formerly an Episcopal priest, brings wife, children to the priesthood

Posted by Kendall Harmon

[David] Affleck, 62, of York, is a former Episcopal priest who took advantage of a 1980 papal provision that allows him and others like him to become priests in the Catholic Church.

Only a handful of such ordinations take place in the U.S. each year. In Maine, it's happened just three times in 32 years, and Affleck is the only current convert. One died, and the other has left the church.

"It is indeed rare for a pastoral provision to be sought and granted," Bishop Richard Malone said in a statement. "The Church takes a great deal of time and energy to know that the man in question is truly being called to the priesthood and completely understands the responsibilities and ministry within the Catholic Church."

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Posted June 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Old Soldier wrote:

Read it all link not working.

June 25, 9:21 pm | [comment link]
2. pastorchuckie wrote:

Here’s the link to the Portland Press Herald article:



June 26, 10:34 am | [comment link]
3. Old Soldier wrote:

Thanks Chuck from Northern Maine.

June 26, 8:15 pm | [comment link]
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