You can rate your restaurant meal, your make-up, your teacher online and now in Germany your priest.
Hirtenbarometer (hirtenbarometer.de) or the "shepherds' barometer" is the first online platform where priests can be rated for their performance at church services, on projects for youths and the elderly, on their credibility and on how up to date they are
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I have to say, as someone that has a family member that is a priest, people have NO IDEA how incredibly difficult it is to be a priest. The expectations are often, in my opinion, inhuman. To be openly judged in a public forum this way, though perhaps meant to be somehow helpful, has huge potential to be hurtful and destructive. I wonder how each parishioner would feel if there were a website rating them on how well they live the Catholic faith as they should?
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