"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I know. I've been way too serious again - I should maybe write about homosexuals or something light like that. Oh! Oh! I did come across something! Something everyone always wanted ask but were afraid of the answer: "Where did all the gay priests come from?" Nope, it's not a joke - Archbishop Weakland answers the question in his memoirs...
"When the great exodus came (priests leaving orders after the council) fewer priests with a homosexual orientation left the priesthood. Thus the proportion of gays in the priesthood became larger than that found in the general male population, creating in some places signs of a visible gay culture." - Weakland, Pilgrim: chapter 14; page 339.
That's what she said.
Oh, and no, he didn't mention the guys bishops put in charge of recruitment and discernment and seminary.
Art: Bosch - "St. Antony"