fully renewed priestly ministry

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Dec 03, 2006

The androgyne among androgynes? Since you asked, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has responded to the diminishing number of clergy by "Preparing for a Future With Fewer Priests." In a word, the process of process is process:

At issue were subcommittee reports from the Future Implementation Team, explaining their interpretation and plan of action for each of 11 recommendations approved by the priests last year -- all of which are designed to help the archdiocese and the archbishop plan for a future with fewer priests.

As each implementation plan was outlined, presented in sequence on color-coded and numbered pages in a binder of materials, corresponding to the 11 recommendations approved by priests at previous convocations, an overwhelming majority of priests raised their hands in support of the work of committees and teams.

Yes, that's one way of going about it.

Another approach is to put to young men the questions St. Ignatius Loyola asked himself:

What have I done for Christ?
What am I doing for Christ?
What ought I to do for Christ?"
(Binders and color-coding not necessary.)

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Aug. 17, 2010 1:05 AM ET USA

    My question has always been, "If a mother can kill her child before it exits the uterus, why can't she kill it afterwards?" Why is it that a person's spacial location determines whether or not he can be killed? Following the abortion logic (where one is located determines whether or not one can be killed), perhaps there will be more locations where murder will be accepted.....