What do you do if you fall in love?


The basic responsibility in such a situation is to preserve the original, existing commitment (to continue to live as a priest) and to do whatever is necessary to maintain one's spiritual life. The priest must decide to develop the relationship within the bounds and responsibilities of his commitment to celibacy, or break off an unhealthy relationship. While such decisions are not always easy to make, they are by no means impossible and often leave the priest stronger than before in his vocation.