What's shocking in this all?
Nothing. Normal Catholics would be confounded and angry if the Church allowed married priests. This is our Holy Tradition.
My mother and grandmother were astounded when they read in Catholic newspapers that the Vatican would allow married priests for the Anglicans. In the eyes of Catholics, even this exception from the law is too far reaching.
Just showing how parochial and heretical the Vatican is, that its followers, confroted by Apostolic practice, would be astounded.
Firstly, marriage before ordination is nothing wrong or immoral. It is simply not the norm in the West. I have older relatives who would have the same reaction due to poor levels of knowledge regarding the Eastern Churches and Church history. A hilarious example of that been my father's objection to paedocommunion on the grounds that 'the baby couldn't understand it.' My father couldn't counter my wife's point though that this is similar to the objection to infant baptism used by fundamentalists and other.
Secondly the point above about pariochalism for some reason has the word irony gamboling across the meadows of my mind, such as they are.