Catholic priests to vote on whether married men can be ordained

(KTVI)- The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests is meeting in St. Louis this Wednesday in attempt to reform the Catholic Church.

The meeting will focus on the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

The association will be voting on whether lay people could have more voice in the church. As well as how bishops are selected.

Although, the biggest issue will be whether the church will allow married men into priesthood. Many members believe celibacy should be optional for Catholic priests.

The association represents more than one-thousand U.S. priests. That is a small percentage of the estimated 40-thousand Catholic priests in the U.S.

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is scheduled to celebrate Mass and attend an awards dinner at the meeting.