I have a deep love for Jesus Christ and want to evangelize His message at every opportunity but our priest doesn’t agree. My son is the youth director at our parish. He’s very well read and his apologetics are excellent. The priest originally approached him to lead because of his understanding of the church. The priest is not involved in any of the ministries and refuses to be involved. Many times they have conflicted over evangelizing issues because the priest seems to view the parish as his personal domain and wants only those students from our own parish to participate. Some of the area parishes don’t have or can’t afford youth groups we happen to be in one of the very wealthy areas of the county. The youth group has grown from a couple of kids to about 40.
Point. The priest decided yesterday that we had to throw out a kid not from our parish, my son refused to. The Catholic Church the child attends does not have a youth group. This issue has come up in the past but this time it is coming to a head. We’ve offered to do fund raisers but he has denied us permission. My son is 31 and volunteers as well as the rest of our family whenever needed. Obviously we need some prayers. Any other input is welcome. We seem to have crossed the line of obedience.