The Correction And Your Parish Priest
You will have noticed that, whenever I demand from our clergy that they openly oppose Amoris Laetitia, my demand is addressed to bishops and cardinals.
Why not priests? Why not, actually, your own parish priest?
Because of the way I (and, I think, many others) see the role of the priesthood.
The way I see it, the main job of the parish priest is to care for the souls entrusted to his case, not to be an ambassador for Catholic orthodoxy urbi et orbi. The priest has a flock and this flock should be his first and last concern. If I had a good parish priest I would feel betrayed and abandoned if the man were to be removed, and taken away from me, because of his vocal opposition to Amoris Laetitia.
This does not mean that a priest has to accept Amoris Laetitia. His duty is – because otherwise, he is not a good priest – to instruct his sheep about the truth in no uncertain words. If this attracts persecution on him, so be it, as a priest is never justified in lying to his sheep or giving them a rotten doctrine. But it is not the job of the priest to be an internet or worldwide ambassador of orthodoxy. This is, exactly, the job of the bishops and cardinals.
Therefore, my suggestion to the good priests reading this is: keep doing your job in your parish, doing your best in the sphere of competence assigned to you. Draw a line where the work of your parish is concerned, but do not attract persecution on yourself when your parishioners need a guidance in these troubled times. If you want to blog, it might be smart to blog strictly anonymously. However, I will be the last one to advocate that even the small number of priests remained is sent to the most remote places where they can be useful to fewer people, or are deprived of a parish already.
Resistance can happen in many ways. Many priests, I am sure, stage their own resistance by being good priests for their sheep, and praying for better times.