Thursday, March 31, 2011

On hero worship

...and the inherent dangers thereof, especially when the hero is a priest, by Fr. Dwight Longenecker. The dustup over Fr. Corapi's haitus has been quite predictable, and predictably discouraging. Folks weighing in and inevitably bashing/defending each other online for being (prematurely) too supportive/not supportive enough of the accused priest. Just read Fr. Dwight's combox on the linked post for proof. Really sad.

He tried to make the point that, always and everywhere, we should be investing in Christ, not his servants on earth. This "I am for Paul; I am for Appollos" stuff almost always ends badly. The inimitable Mark Shea also has some wisdom to share. (That's why I think he's pretty much the smartest, most grounded Catholic writer out there. I worship the ground he walks on and take to heart every word that comes out of his mouth...)


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