A priest who married a woman who later married her own child would be considered an immoral act.
A priest married to an adult child would not be.
But, a priest who marries a child who was conceived out of wedlock would be guilty of an adultery.
This is the latest in a string of controversial statements by priests who have spoken out against the Catholic Church.
This week, the Archdiocese of New Orleans issued a statement saying that it is “totally opposed” to same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay priests.
“This is a grave mistake that will be seen by many as an attempt to circumvent the will of the people of New York City,” the archdiocese said.
The archdiocesan statement came just weeks after Pope Francis said that the Catholic church is “not a homophobic church.”
Pope Francis made similar statements last month in an interview with Jesuit newspaper La Civiltà Cattolica, where he was asked whether he believes same-kind marriage should be legal in the United States.
“No,” he replied.
“I do not believe that.”
Francis was referring to the Catholic hierarchy’s position that marriage is “inherently and intrinsically conjugal,” and that same-gender marriage is against the law.
He said that a person can be married to a person of the same sex, and “that person is a legitimate and holy person.”
In the same interview, the pope also stated that it was “completely wrong” for priests to marry their children out of “unwanted love.”
But, in his answer, Francis seemed to suggest that he would not condemn such marriages.
He also appeared to suggest, “We cannot condemn gay priests who marry their kids out of love.”
The Archdiocatheques statement is in response to a request by the New York Times, which said that it will be publishing an article on the matter.
“The church will not be silent on the subject,” the statement said.
“We believe that the Church must not be seen to be in favor of homosexual relations.
It is an affront to God to make such a suggestion.”