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  • The blog header depicts an important and yet mis-understood New Testament scene, Jesus flogging the money-changers out of the temple. I selected it because the faith that gives us consolation can also make us very uncomfortable. Both Divine Mercy and Divine Justice meet in Jesus. Priests are ministers of reconciliation, but never at the cost of truth. In or out of season, we must be courageous in preaching and living out the Gospel of Life. The title of my blog is a play on words, not Flogger Priest but Blogger Priest.

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Priestly Celibacy: The Devil Hates Priests

The devil and his minions hate priests. Satan mocks him. “You’re not a real man— where’s your woman? You have nothing that gives other men solace. There is no woman who loves you. You have no children to carry forward your name and legacy. The pews are empty. Your sacrifices were all for nothing. You are abandoned. You are a bad priest. You have wasted your life. Sermon after sermon you give, but nobody cares. Just get Mass over quickly so we can watch the football game. Your morality is a joke. No one listens to you. You hate homosexuals and yet you’re probably a closet one yourself. No one trusts you with their kids. You might be one of THOSE priests. Even your bishop does not trust you; all contracts must be reviewed and every decision must pass muster with the legal department. Face it, you are nothing. You are told what to do like a puppet on a string; where is your manhood? You are everyone’s lackey. Make waves and we will report you to the bishop. You’re told you can’t talk about certain issues. Don’t make trouble! Don’t you dare speak against contraception or gays or abortion! If I come up the aisle with a pitchfork in hand and wearing the skulls of dead babies around my neck, don’t you dare refuse me communion. Ah, here is the blasphemy. You cannot even protect that which you hold most dear, the so-called Blessed Sacrament. You are pathetic, weak and passive. You are all dress up and talk. And you call yourself a priest of God?” As long as there is hope, the priest will prevail. But if he despairs, then all is lost.