Germany’s synodal path thinks priests are out of date and wants to discuss replacing us!
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is going to almost close down but calls the closing of more than 3/4’s of their parish a good thing, smaller is better and more vibrant. Delusional!
Ireland this year, according to Fr. Z only had four men enter the seminary, the ENTIRE country!
The SSPX (the one kind of in schism but the way we were prior to Vatican II) welcomed 46 new men to their seminary in Virginia.
And Pope Francis contradicts the living Emeritus Pope in a talk the Holy Father gave to the priests of his diocese of Rome, that the synodal process is horizontal, not vertical. Yes it is and because of this horizontal approach, Italy will be like Ireland soon with no priestly candidates.
All this faux talk about clericalism is a Trojan Horse to do what the German’s are advocating, are priests needed in an egalitarian Church of the synodal horizontal church? One must ask if God is needed. Maybe the synod will surprise us and say no He is not needed. The synod of surprises.
Doing away with priests was talked about in the 1970’s of course. These aging prelates still smarting about what Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI did to their spirit beginning in 1978 are savoring their corrupt revenge but who will be the victims? The clergy and the laity both.
Yes, what the Church needs is the suicidal synodal process.