The Dissident Priest And The Seminary

Priest clowns, clown priests....

Beautiful intervention of Father Z a propos the priest who has been asked to recant his support for so-called ordination of women or be dismissed from the seminary of Maryknoll.

Father Z’s comments are beautiful and most certainly worth the reading.

I feel the need, though, to add some short considerations of mine:

1) How en earth can it happen that a priest supports so-called women ordination for what have obviously been many years before he is asked to recant or face consequences.

2) How on earth can it happen that a priest supports so-called women ordination and he is still a priest.

3) How on earth can it happen that seminary goes from 300 to 10 seminarians without anyone thinking that in order to do so, they must have made serious mistakes.

4) How on earth can it happen that a seminary with 10 seminarians is allowed to stay open and employ an array of teachers, administrative personnel and the obvious costs of the structure.

This sad piece of news is disconcerting in more ways than one.

Mundabor

Posted on April 9, 2011, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Horrible! Seminaries today are a mess. In fact you’d probably end up knowing more about Catholicism by not attending one.

    To be honest the pope bears a lot of blame for not tackling this crap. Though I do think things are getting better from the nightmare of the 60s and 70s.

    (incidentally I just put your blog on the blogroll :))

    • “In fact you’d probably end up knowing more about Catholicism by not attending one”.

      Probably very true…

      I do think that things are getting better, but from a level so low that this is hardly consoling.

      M

  2. “In fact you’d probably end up knowing more about Catholicism by not attending one”.

    Having attended the only “Catholic” teacher-training college in Scotland in the mid-80s, staffed by the god-awful Sisters of Notre Dame, the same goes for these institutions.

    “To be honest the pope bears a lot of blame for not tackling this crap.”

    I genuinely think that things have regressed so far, that the Pope is little more than impotent—there is little he can effectively do, even if he had a mind to.

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