Sunday, July 14, 2013

Defrocked Jesuit Priest Jesus Aguirre y Ortiz de Zarate,

In 1978 the Duchess of Alba, Spain’s richest and most titled woman, her full name is Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva and she is a duchess seven times over. scandalized the nation by marrying defrocked Jesuit priest Jesus Aguirre y Ortiz de Zarate, her former confessor. Aguirre administered the Alba estate until his death in 2001. 
Link (here) to The Telegraph

1 comment:

Qualis Rex said...

Personally, I don't see any "scandal" for a priest leaving the priesthood, so long as he does so in good conscience and having served his sacrament faithfully. In eastern cultures, able-bodies males in a society were traditionally expected to put in a few years of their life to monastic orders (they in turn educated them). The sacrament of holy orders is never "erased", however a priest's faculties are. That's how I see it. No scandal here.