Saturday, January 3, 2009

They are gonna have a hard time of it.

Catholic order aims to stem clergy shortage
by Juanita Westaby The Grand Rapids Press
Saturday January 03, 2009, 5:40 AM

Nice wish, but ordaining only 3 or 4 Americans a year is no grand solution.

You can parse through some of this neoclergyman's story here:

He said he's aware of criticism that the Legionaries' target wealthier families and communities."Part of that is true," he said. "Why? Because our order is dependent on fundraising, and part of our methodology is to reach out to leaders in different fields of work."The Legionaries have been influential, especially among the laity of Regnum Christi, in shaping conservative orthodox thought. Its founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel, died in February after being censured and ordered to a life of "prayer and penitence" following an investigation of sexual abuse allegations in 2006. DuMont said he wishes the Legionaries' hallmark charity could be applied to Maciel. "It's sad to see he has been so calumniated," he said. "We have to be careful as Catholics not to say something that we do not know is true."
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Nice wish, but ordaining only 3 or 4 Americans a year is no grand solution."

The LC is going to try to do anything it can to survive. Those in power do not want to lose it and are willing to do "whatever" to keep it going as long as they can.

So sad!