“The priests in Wisconsin who recently voted for a married priesthood to respond to the shortage of priests won for themselves what our Protestant brothers and sisters would call cheap grace.

“The priests in Wisconsin who recently voted for a married priesthood to respond to the shortage of priests won for themselves what our Protestant brothers and sisters would call cheap grace. They did something that addressed a serious problem, which made them feel good, and earned for them a lot of public attention. Hence they earned ”grace.” However, it accomplished nothing, and required no effort. Hence it was ”cheap grace” — grace that was easy to earn but had no impact on anything or anybody.”