New to the forum yay
So I’m going to the seminary literally a year from now when i graduate, and I’m so excited! I guess you can say I have that fire of faith that is so often described in spiritual reading and the writings of the church fathers.Going from being a women and music obsessed teen to a aspiring saint as left quite the impact!
My plans are to be a young priest that embraces the teachings of the church and the excite the parish, to be radically orthodox in church teaching (like we’re supposed to :rolleyes:) .and give awesome homilies that target what’s necessary for salvation! Not just the “be a good sheppard” homily that we get every mass. I commonly express my dissatisfaction with my friends on how every priest I met seems to be tired or bored of the faith and always AVOIDS the important issues. (I literally was ignorant of how easy it is to go to hell and about the second coming until I looked it up out of curiosity a few months ago,… and I’ve gone to mass every Sunday since I was 3) xD
But here’s the scary part, almost everyone I talk to says that the priest that demands much of his parish, challenges them , addresses hot topic issues and that causes any stress/awareness in his congregation is always moved to the parish in the middle of nowhere!!! :eek:
People tell me it’s because “the bishop doesn’t want the priest to scare the congregation and it’s money away” or “a priest needs to not stress out his congregation”.
SO WHAT’S THE DEAL? Apparently the idea of moving the orthodox priest to the “middle of nowhere” is mentioned in Catholic media, family, friends and even my RE class .
Will a priest be moved for taking a firm/radically orthodox stance in his faith and translating this stance in his preaching? :shrug:
Is this kind of priest, the kind of priest I want to be only idealistic? :shrug:
Like will I go to the seminary and will they teach me to be moderate in my homilies? :shrug: