Our bishop has sent this article to our priests and seminarians for us to discuss in terms of its merits and deficits. So I post the link for you to read the article and some of the auther's opinions on clericalism some of which I agree and other things I don't agree. It seems he wants to continue to erode priestly identity that creates more problems, some pathological, than it solves. But you can read it and decide for yourself. Much off it is what I was formed by in the 1970's seminary. Out of a class of 60 in 1976 only 22 of us were ordained in 1980. Today there are less than 10 of us in active ministry. Loss of a strong and healthy priestly identity is to blame, a foundation of which was shifting sands of the 1970's.