Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Coming Out For Priests

I don't have time to cover this interview just now, most unfortunately titled "Planting Priestly Seeds." But here is a bit of Kathryn Jean Lopez interviewing a woman who wrote a book called Where Do Priests Come From?, another most unfortunate title.

Lopez: What’s the hardest thing to convey about faith to children?

Ficocelli: I think the hardest thing to convey about faith to our boys is that we don’t always understand God’s ways. Things don’t always turn out the way we would like.

Lopez: The most rewarding?

[Elizabeth] Ficocelli: But the most rewarding thing to convey to them is that we as parents are not the end-all, be-all. God is ultimately in charge and he has our best interest in mind. All we have to do is be obedient and trusting, discerning and courageous enough to follow where he is leading. When we do that, it is freeing and brings us true joy.

And they will never connect that unquestioning obedience, demanded by the Church, to the Church's fatal flaw, the structural problem that gave birth to monsters.


Anonymous said...

They really need to revisit that title: "Planting Priestly Seeds." Just doesn't sound right, given the proven proclivity of many priests to plant their seeds in little boys and girls..

Susan of Texas said...

Yeah, they should have put a little more thought into it.

Anonymous said...

You are shitting me. No, I guess not.


StringonaStick said...

I'm sure they can sell this "God wants the best for them" schtick; I bet it goes over great when the parents receive that visit from the nice sargent telling them that what was "best" for their child was being killed in one of our wars. It'll be freeing, yes it will.

I do get seriously peeved at sanctimonious god-bothers, and K-Lo has the added smugness of someone who can talk the talk, but never walked the parenthood walk.