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Appreciate Priests & Look to Saints

“Today as then, the infidelity and ingratitude of Pastors has repercussions on the poorest of the faithful people, who remain at the mercy of strangers and idolaters.”

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Pope Francis to Rome’s priests: Imitate Saint Peter’s faith

He might get his point across but his attacking-style does not help morale. Instead of always criticizing or even insulting clergy for their faults, he might have better fruits in his reform efforts by showing appreciation for their good works and by highlighting the witness of priestly saints.

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  1. If you had the slightest idea of the effect that one bad priest (and there is a plethora of them in the church) has on us, the poorest (in faith), you would be praising the holy father for raising the issue, not criticising the way he does it. It is only through also having the example of a few good priests in the church that I have been able to get over the ill-effects of pridefilled clergy who think they know better than the teachings of Christ in the gospels. This is not a troll, nor any reflection on your priesthood, just a comment on your comment.

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