Thursday, October 20, 2005

No Men to Fish

True story: So a priest gets sent this story lede from Religion News Service
Catholic Bishops Ask Priests to Recruit New Men to the Priesthood
(RNS) America's Roman Catholic priests will be asked to increase their dwindling ranks by personally reaching out to recruit new priests under a new program launched by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
But does the Good Father have any prospects to put forward??? He sent this in reply
No, sorry.

I know so few young men who are longing to go to (and in most cases, pay for) graduate school for four years, being subject to every dimension of psychobabble known to the human race, mod nun-speak, and now it appears Vatican-ese sexual-identity-gobbledygook whose end result is to end up being treated like shit both by the institution they've been sent from and the people they've been sent to and for reimbursement that barely covers living expenses . . .

There may be some few of those outside locked mental wards, but I just don't know of any.
Hmm. That's another failed vocation strategy down.... Next?



Blogger Flo said...

so why did he take the job.....?

isn't the whole point of "Fisher of men" to have priests reflect on their choice (which few seem to regret) and show to recruits that it might be worth to pay for grad school, tolerate psychobabble, mod non-speak, etc...

20/10/05 14:35  

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