Pope Francis has indicated that he would favor the ordination of married men is areas of the world where a serious lack of priests jeopardizes the faithful's access to the Eucharist. Voice of the Faithful has long supported a new pastoral provision that would allow married Catholic men in the United States to be ordained priests. The present pastoral provision applies to male ministers from other faith traditions who wish to become priests. Such ministers can be ordained, and remain married, while married men born Catholic are denied the same opportunity. Voice of the Faithful supports a new pastoral provision that would extend this opportunity to married Catholics.