I promise to post an update of "The Meeting" this evening. In the mean time, check out Fr. Dwight Longenecker's article on clericalism.
Have you ever been in one of those parishes where 'Father knows best'? It may not be a parish. It may be a diocese or an monastery. When the priest or bishop or abbot is all powerful watch out. Mark Shea writes here on the evils of clericalism, and as usual, he comes at the problem with clarity and charity. His article set me thinking about a whole angle on clericalism which I have never really heard discussed: the psychological... Read more