Saturday, July 6, 2019

A Crisis of Clerical Manhood

From Church Militant:
The role of a father — biological and spiritual — is to sacrifice himself for the sake of his family. The weak, the cowardly, the emasculated cannot and do not inspire men to follow; instead, they repulse them. This is why, since the 1960s, the Church has been bled nearly dry of committed Catholic laymen.

Lay Catholic men have a pivotal part to play in rebuilding the priesthood. They must return to their God-given roles as priests, prophets and kings of their homes and ensure their family's fidelity to the Faith.

In doing so, they'll make men of their sons. Some of these will go on to establish their own households. Others will repopulate the priesthood's depleted ranks as faithful spiritual fathers. Catholic clerics must give their all to cultivating holiness in themselves and in their flocks. By challenging men spiritually strive, faithful shepherds inspire men to follow their lead and grow their numbers. Until priestly ranks recapture authentic masculinity, pews will continue to empty. (Read more.)

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