For the first time in 900 years a father and son have just been ordained as Catholic priests. Father Dominic Cosslett, 36, and his father, Father Ron Cosslett, 70, were both ordained by Archbishop Vincent Nichols in Birmingham in the UK. Now the obvious question that arises is, since Catholic priests have to be celibate, how come Father Ron has a son? Of late Catholic priests have often been in the news for having sex with choir boys and little girls but in both cases this usually does not produce progeny, although it does produce some very expensive compensation payments. So where did Father Ron's son come from? A virgin birth? Cloning? Found under a cabbage leaf? Well, Father Ron was formerly an Anglican priest (they're allowed to marry) but he converted to Catholicism and the rule of the Church is that when this happens the convert may continue his priestly duties in the Catholic Church. His son Dominic, who is not married, also converted to Catholicism and wanted to become a priest too. I have not been able to find out if Father Ron's wife is still alive and if so whether he is able to…you know…um! How can I put it?...bless her. And what's this got to do with Buddhism? Nothing really. I just thought it was an interesting story. And I wish Father Ron and Father Dominic fulfillment in their new vocations.