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Thanks to the Young, the Tide is Still Turning Toward Catholicism

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Michie

    Michie Manipulation Resistance Team Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Continued- http://the-american-catholic.com/2009/10/08/tide-turning-catholicism/
  2. Fantine

    Fantine Dona Quixote

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    What your article didn't say, Michie, is that it's "low tide."

    From the National Catholic Reporter, 3/7/08:

    The question is whether these ultra-orthodox young priests will be equipped to win them over.

    My brother had a friend who was very, very, very conservative and attended seminary in the late 1970's. Well, they didn't know what to do with him (he was practically a John Bircher) and so they kept sending him to places like Mexico and South America every summer so that he could develop some heart (which they wisely thought was a necessary characteristic for a priest.)

    It worked, he developed a heart. He was very liberal for the entire time he was a priest (probably about ten years) but eventually he left the priesthood and liberalism.

    And so my question is, in terms of "winning the young over", what kinds of remedial experiences are seminaries giving these priests so that we won't have a bunch of tin woodsmen, every bit as metallic and inflexible, ministering to ever diminshing numbers of Catholics?