Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Catholics Confront Vocation Void

Now that El Papa has blessed gay sex, even more questions about the future of the church have emerged. Accordingly, this town's top faith writer shares his perspective on a calling that has become increasingly unanswered.

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The shortage of Catholic priests gets worse

For some decades now, the Catholic Church has been suffering a shortage of priests. Not just in the U.S., but around the world, though some places are doing better than others on this matter. But as this Religion News Service...

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

There has been a priest shortage for the last 40 years.
Not exactly news Billy-boy.
And it does not affect you at all.
You are supposed to be a Methodist.

Charlie Horse said...

I remember touring a seminary a long time ago and noticed that all of the stall doors were removed in the large bathroom. Later learned that was so the young men wouldn't have any privacy to rub one out. Or maybe the teachers wanted to pick out their next victims to molest?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should let priests eat meat on Friday. As it is, they eat nun, er, none.

Anonymous said...

I think the pope would be more likely to let faggot homosexual priests in than he would women priests.

Anonymous said...

Celibacy and not allowing women to be Priests has ruined the Catholic Church as over the last 50 years the priesthood has been filled with homosexuals. It has been obvious to parishioners and the root cause of the altar boy abuse.

No where in the Bible does God or Jesus decree that Priests must be celibate single men.

As a result, millions of Catholics have sadly left the Catholic Church whose parishioners have done wonderful charitable acts for their communities.

Anonymous said...

Under Benedict the vocation trend had turned around. Seminaries were filling up again with heterosexual, serious young men who wanted to serve God. Bergoglio brought back the faggotry and good men are once again being sent packing as the only candidates the pink bishops want for the priesthood are flamers who reject Catholic teaching. Of course there is a vocation crisis. The Catholic Church is facing its biggest existential crisis since the Roman persecutions.

Anonymous said...

Tony-never ceases to amaze me where some of these “news stories” are dredged up from. My dog is going to write a news story. Will you publish it on your blog? Bet you would.

Anonymous said...

Pedophile Catholic priests, parish-hopped by bishops and Rome to try to cover up their deeds, systemically hurt the Catholic church. If the parishioners feel they have been wronged by their church, they leave, quit their tithes, and their children learn that the church was complicit in the pedophilia crisis from their parents. It's no wonder there is a shortage of priests. Well, that, and many Catholics now realize that the whole religion thing is hokey and that they might as well have been praying to a tonsure-shaped rock in someone's back yard.

Anonymous said...

Sodomite!

Unknown said...

Socialism and Islam are the only respected religions today.

Anonymous said...

Maybe prospective Priests are watching the Catholic trainwreck over the last 20 years and thinking about the wrath of God that will be poured out in multiples on the wicked Catholic church leaders.

If you read the Bible, in many cases an angry God outright kills his enemies. Or just waits for them to die a natural death - then is waiting for them. God's your very worse enemy in the universe - even worse than the devil - if your not on his side. The devil is just going to be a crying pitful cellmate of yours as you both roast for eternity in a fire. Priests beware! Dont join a false religion! Either God will get you, or an angry parent who's kid has been raped. Is it worth it? Close down the Catholic farce.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I always wondered what happens to the "bad" Catholic Priests that have passed away. There were alot in the 1950's. Alot of them have died over the past 30 years. There is no "timeout"/purgatory, so do they go straight to hell or lie asleep in the grave? Either way, sleep only seems like a minute, so it only gives them a percieved minute reprieve before hell. No way God is going to let them into heaven. I think they will be held to a higher punishment as they claimed to be men of God. Thats gotta piss God off!

Anonymous said...

I bet there are thousands of dead priests, bishops and cardinals in Hell right now. Bet they were surprised! God doesn't buy their B.S. or suffer fools. Probably a Pope or two burning alive too. My carumba Lucy - bring me another log for the fire!

Anonymous said...

I can't even spell bible, let alone read it. I have noticed some televangelists make "bible" a four-syllable word. Amazing. Buy-a-ble-a! Regardless, reading a bible is about as fulfilling and worthwhile as watching a Chiefs game, and neither activity will get you into heaven, because there's no such thing as heaven. :D

Anonymous said...

I thought Bill wasn’t going to blow anymore?

Too 5 reasons former news people continue to write:

1. Ego
2. Self- importance
3. Reverse the law of diminishing return
4. The thought someone will read and react or praise... brain neurons making dopamine
5. Ego

Anonymous said...

I feel the Catholic Church is anti-God. If so, they are very successful.

Anonymous said...

Once I asked a Priest why its needed to work your way out of purgatory to heaven.

I told him Christ already did the work, for everyone:

"For indeed Christ died for sins once for all, the Just and Righteous for the unjust and unrighteous [the Innocent for the guilty] so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit" -the Holy Bible.

Priest said Christ's work "wasn't good enough" and I had to do it "myself". Thats calling Christ a liar. Not wise, not wise at all.