Religion: A Host of Problems

In Rome recently, Pope Paul took note of the increasing number of defections from the priesthood. Said he: "There are too many priests today mingling in the world, disguising themselves almost as though they were ashamed of being priests." Later that day, revealing what was obviously deep papal anguish, he added: "Who is talking to you? A poor man, a symbol of smallness. And I tremble, my brothers and sons, I tremble thus in talking to you of things that affect me immensely."

Not only have priests been fleeing their flocks, but the flocks have been fleeing...

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