=jasonjessica09;9329490]Is it ok to admit and acknowledge that there are bad priests out there who either 1) abuse the liturgy 2) do not uphold their vows in Holy Orders and 3) go against Church teaching in favor of financial or political gain? 4) Shows lazieness such as trying to make Confession quick just to get you out of there.
They are out there. I won’t name specific names becaue of CA forum rules. But I think we all can think of a priest or two in our experience or in the media that just has not cut it. I think another important thing about being educated Catholics is that we need to be able to spot and recognize this. It is a great gift and sacrifice for somebody to be a Priest and I just don’t want to see it go to waste.
I wonder if there are priests out there who themselves know if any of there brother priests are perhaps possessing of these not so great qualities I mentioned above.
Abram, Moses, King David, and Peter were all chosen by God too.And so was JUDAS.
One must be careful here. I see no benefit in identfying priest or others who have failed to live there Baptismal vows and even Vows of Orders. :o
Do they exist? Certainly.
Are WE perfect?
YES we must identify them as to how they may effect our faith and the faith of those around us. And take PRUDENT action.
Mt. 18:15-17 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”
There is Prudence and Charity is the right handling of these isolated cases.
It is difficult to see the right and bright side of such disclosures publically.