"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.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Pope Has asked For Clarity

"A priest focused on himself."


  1. +JMJ+

    Funnily enough, one year ago, when the Year of the Priest was announced, I remember thinking to myself about my parish priests, "Oh, no! Now they'll be talking about themselves all year!"

    Ha! That was hardly the case: we got nine days of priest-themed homilies leading up to the Year of the Priest and nine days of the same as the dedicated year came to an end.

    And I also remember Mary Smith's advice to the two young women at the end of G.K. Chesterton's Manalive: choose the man who looks outward and goes outward--the man who has interests other than himself.

    Just some scattered thoughts on a video I'm glad you posted, which can really speak for itself.

  2. I second Enbrethiliel.
    This horrid abuse of children/youths is a deep, spiritual sickness; this modern age while condemning such things, advocates them, as well.
    Priests absolutely MUST be "for others"...our Lord, our Church, the faithful; if not, it is truly a "narcissistic" culture that must be purified, weeded-out, condemned.


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