Young couples still ask Marinero to say their wedding Masses, even though those vows are no longer officially recognized by the church. The church is "disconnected from the very people it was meant to serve," he writes, and it acted more distressed by his peccadillo than by "the truly criminal, outrageous and blatantly immoral behavior" of pedophile priests. He liked the informal life of his village miles south of Mexico City, where priests don't wear collars, favoring instead the loose white shirts and straw hats worn by local farmers and the artisans who make the village's trademark black pottery. Others can do it without. Which makes it less surprising that he began to question the church's controversial celibacy requirement for priests. In contrast to dogmatically rigid Catholic TV hosts like Mother Angelica, he writes, "I didn't want my ministry to be black-and-white" even though one of his shows was broadcast on her dogmatically fossilized EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network. Ramirez said she is grateful that she is not one of those in hiding. Marinero's family lives comfortably on Ramirez's income from the state hospital where she works, and from the help the village has given them with the house and donations. There he met Alma Patricia Ramirez, a psychologist with a bright smile. Marinero said he believes that people can sense that his faith is real, whether or not the church sanctions him. None of us can be frozen in time. They were very sad, angry and frustrated because they have to live in hiding, because they are made to pass as cousins or sisters.