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‘Ex-priests’ VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 11/29/2009

Monday, November 30, 2009


‘Ex-priests’



VIEWPOINTS

Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
11/29/2009

It is certainly not a secret that there is a sizable number of Catholic priests in the Philippines — and in the Catholic world in general — who failed to keep the formal and categorical promises, obligations or commitments especially appended to their deliberate option to receive the Sacrament of Sacred Orders. The usual reasons for such signal failure are one or more of the more common following causal factors: One they were not really meant for the nature, finalities and complementary duties attached to Sacred Orders. Two, they did not take seriously what was taught them during their long years of seminary formation, about who they should be, how should they live, what should be their value system and consequent action and reaction patterns. Three, they honestly tried to live their priestly life and ministry until, for one reason or another, they no longer could. Conclusion: .... MORE


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