Recently hired Diocesan Minister
for Coordination and Facilitation
For example, would a sight of two priests twirling a-tippytoe like big-bellied ballerinas at an Easter Vigil service, along with a troop of girls waving scarves and sashes, for six minutes and more,to Aaron Copland’s arrangement of The Lord of the Dance, have any natural appeal whatsoever to the overwhelming majority of boys and young men who know to what sex they belong?
Bwahaha! Anthony Esolen again.
At one point, he muses: "I sometimes wonder whether we Catholics actually want vocations to the priesthood."
Oh Buddy, I don't "wonder"--I've heard it from the horse's mouth. In this case a priest (now deceased, God rest his soul) who said, "The Vocations Crisis is GOD'S WILL, so that the laity gets more involved in the Church."
Do Catholics want priests? First you have to assume "Catholics" denotes a homogeneous group, which it does not. Some of us want priests, and some of us want the Church to be a Big Comfy Couch...with Communion.
Clown Minister, dialoguing/collaborating with
Puppet of St. Therese, to whom the women at the Healing Workshop are encouraged to "speak their pain."
Oh yes, there is pain.