Yeah, it’s a Friday in Lent. I’m posting this today, because you are likely to meet a priest over the weekend, and should start making plans now.
Here’s the deal: Catholics need to be nicer to their priests. It used to be that priests were members of a happy, bustling community—almost universally respected, pampered and well-fed by the empty-nesters of the parish, and they had plenty of company from priests their own age.
That has changed. The priesthood has always been a demanding life—but I don’t think it’s ever been as lonely as it is today.
Think about it: These guys get shuttled around, never getting to put down roots. They spend hours on the road trying to cover a whole cluster of...READ MORE