Archive for February 27th, 2015
Clerical Errors / Commonweal
Posted by Voice of the Faithful in Future of the Church, Voice of the Faithful on February 27, 2015
Amid what the media has presented as a general feeling of optimism about the papacy of Francis, there are some matters that remain causes of concern among American Catholics. One of these is the current state of the priesthood, which has seen a dramatic decline in its numbers over the past forty years and a corresponding decline in new ordinations. At the same time, there are questions about the manner and consistency of seminary formation—including formation related to sexuality and sexual abuse—while parish communities express worries about the “ecclesiastical environments” created by priests who seem out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Catholics.”
By the editors at Commonweal magazine — Click here to see the rest of this story and the links to each of the stories in this three-part series.