Another Poll Reveals Bishops’ Utter Failure To Evangelize The LaityApril 13, 2023
The Left Has Killed Our Great Cities, by Stephen MooreApril 13, 2023
A diocesan priestly promise of poverty could make the priesthood more appealing to the right men and less appealing to the wrong.
By Andrew J. Peach, Crisis Magazine, April 13, 2023
Andrew J. Peach, J.D., Ph.D., is a former philosophy professor and current attorney. …
The Catholic Church is facing a “priest crisis” in two senses: (1) fewer men are entering the priesthood and (2) many who are entering are not fit for the office. A diocesan priestly promise of poverty may alleviate both problems.
Diocesan priests currently make two promises—ones of celibacy, and one of obedience to the local ordinary (bishop). Although, as the USCCB website notes, there is an expectation that diocesan priests “will lead a life of simplicity consonant with the people they serve,” diocesan priests do not make a promise of poverty. The long-time pastor of my childhood parish had a summer home and a boat. …
Continue reading >>>>