What is wrong with this Lifesite reporter? Doesn't he know anything about Catholic Faith, hope and charity. He was looking for a fight and instigated one and did so in a mortal sin sort of way.
Sinning against charity and provoking a scene to humiliate is a mortal sin, pure and simple. Maybe the reporter missed class the day this was discussed?
But then we have these priests who take the bait and react as poorly and immaturely as the reporter does. There is an extreme clericalism in their inadequate responses, sure signs of immaturity and insecurity.
Whatever happen to the majesty of the priesthood as the late Bishop Raymond Lessard of Savannah lamented at a clergy conference in the late 80's?
Do you want to belong to a Church (the Church, btw) or any of the parishes these priests serve?
And do you want a reporter like this to interview you?
It's all so very sad and a bitter fruit of what has transpired in the Church now for over 50 years. Sad indeed.