When he makes statements like, “There are often young men who are psychologically unstable without knowing it and who look for strong structures to support them. For some it is the police or the army but for others it is the clergy,” and “When a youngster is too rigid, too fundamentalist, I don’t feel confident (about him). Behind it there is something he himself does not understand. Keep your eyes open!”, what are we to glean from them?
Couple those statements with what is NOT said. Notice that he voiced no concern for the seminarian who openly dissents from Church teaching regarding faith and morals, who is not devout, etc. Then the meaning is all too clear. Can all this give a clue as to why the pope and/or some in the Vatican obviously had an axe to grind against the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate? Look at the video below. Do they strike you as "neurotic"? Under the previous two pontiffs, the number of vocations had been increasing. Pray that good vocations aren't once again hindered as they were in the wake of Vatican II.
random thoughts on a Saturday
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