Lucker, Raymond A.
|born on||24 February 1927 at 22:05 (= 10:05 PM )|
|Place||St. Paul MN, USA, 44n56, 93w05|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°34' 09°06 Asc. 24°25'|
American Roman Catholic priest and bishop who took a stand on a controversial issue when he wrote that it is time for the church to leave celibacy behind.
After a preparatory seminary education, earning his Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Rome and his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota, he was ordained into the priesthood in 1952. He was ordained Bishop; Auxiliary to Archbishop Leo Binz in 1971.
Serving his pastoral duties from 1952 to 1976, he also authored books on religious education and histories of church practices and issues in 1966, 1969 and 1988. His lifetime devotion has focused on religious education. A popular speaker, he had addressed hundreds of national and diocesan conventions.
With foresight and common sense, Bishop Lucker supports the marriage of priests to avoid a future shortage of men giving their lives to the clergy. He notes that the law of celibacy is a church law instituted in the 11th century, not something from the revelation of God or a command of Jesus, and therefore, can be changed. Considered one of the most progressive of American bishops, Lucker is scheduled to retire in 2002.
- Work : New Job 1952 (Ordained a Priest)
- Work : Gain social status 1971 (Ordained a Bishop)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (Book released)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Book released)
- Work : Retired 2002
Romy Ransom quotes B.C. (2000)
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
- Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Diocesan conventions)
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (R.C. priest and bishop)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
- Passions : Sexuality : Celibacy/ Minimal