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Old 12-21-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Young Priests and the False Charge of Clericalism | liturgy guy
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There is a smear campaign currently underway against many young priests in the Catholic Church. However, this attack is not coming from the secular media or from dissenting advocacy groups. Instead, it is an attack from within the Church itself, even from fellow priests. What is the false charge being leveled against many of our younger priests? Clericalism.
Lead Us Not Into Clericalism | America Magazine
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They appear to be more concerned about titles, clerical attire, fancy vestments, distance between themselves and their parishioners, and they focus more on what makes them distinctive than on their vocation to wash the feet of others (Jn 13:14–17), to lead with humility and to show the compassionate face of God to all.

What concerns people, in other words, is clericalism.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Are they becoming like Protestant ministers?

A true devoted priest takes a vow of poverty. Not all do, I get it.
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