THE VORTEX: THEY’RE NOT GETTING “IT” – So, we have to make sure they do
August 8, 2017DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO
There is much to be resisted in the Church these days. As painful and dreadful as that fact may be, it’s the truth. Our normal instinct as Catholics is to see the clergy as holy or at least more dedicated to holiness than the laity, striving to bring us stubborn laity along, we, who are more concerned with the world, like dragging a donkey that doesn’t want to move.
In the past few decades, however, this paradigm seems to have reversed. There are now so many instances of clergy utterly unconcerned with their personal holiness or the holiness of souls entrusted to them, it’s hard to believe, yet it’s true. This is not to say, of course, that there are not good, holy priests. There are many, just as not all bishops are weak or bad or wicked or ambitious. But the good men, meaning those who are deeply in love with the Son of God, are proving to be the exceptions.