Saturday, April 05, 2008

Lonely priests

Here's a thought: Why not have all priests in parishes live communally or semi-monastically? Such an approach would mean that each priest would pray and live with their brothers in Christ.

The rectory would have a superior such a bishop. Priests would continue to maintain as many parishes as possible. However they would share responsibilities and pray and eat in common. Many priests are overloaded and alone without any relief. They become disillusioned, sometimes bitter, exhausted and sick either emotionally and/or physically. [...]


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