Friday, June 06, 2008
First we endured the changes that homosexuality brought to the priesthood. Now, before the negative aspects of that change have been cleaned up, we will be introduced to another change--foreign priests.
The Diocese of Boise, Idaho, ordained six new priests. Five of them speak Spanish. Four of them are from Mexico. One is from Guatemala. One is from Poland. I'm sure this will bring change. I'm hoping the change will be positive this time, but not confident. Will American Catholics adopt their foreign priests with open arms, or will this signal another shift away from American Catholics attending Mass?