Pope Is Not A Psychiatrist

“It is not advisable to defend himself from people who seek the limelight, because it would  feed …their Megalomania” Pope Francis to Victor Manuel Fernandez, Archbishop of La Plata, Argentia and close personal friend,”  speaking of Archbishop Vigano. https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/18/popes-adviser-responding-to-accusers-feeds-their-megalomania/

Archbishop Fernandez, believed to be the ghostwriter of the Pope’s most controversial publication, Amoris Laetitia, said Monday that Archbishop Vigano is “psychologically unwell and should not be listened to. ”

Are either of these men trained in Psychotherapy?  If they are, they are certainly breaking the patient/Physician confidentiality at the very least.  It  does not seem that they are trained to diagnose mental illness.  Like …. they have probably never seen a ‘Catatonic Schizophrenic.’  This is the ability to remain in the same position, like a statue, for days on end.

An explanation is in order after that!

Megalomania is not a term to be slung around loosely.  It is a serious psychiatric disorder and comes with many symptoms.  I am not trained to diagnose, but, was trained as a student nurse at Seton Psychiatric Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  That is the same hospital that the former A.W. Richard Sipe was trained in.  He was the Psychotherapist of Boston Fame, and, I hear he was played in the move ‘Spotlight.’   I was about six years ahead of Sipe, but,  most likely we saw many of the same patients.

Megalomania comes with a slew of symptoms and is generally considered as part of another major psychiatric diagnosis, including schizophrenia. The Megalomaniac, or the one with Megalomania is sometimes afflicted with delusions of grandeur.  This is characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous, omnipotent, or extremely wealthy.  The delusions, or false beliefs, typically have a religious, scientific, or supernatural theme.  One client which we had was a woman who believed she was the Pope’s sister.  If we did not call her Sister (Popes last name), she would become enraged.  In those days (1950) they still used ‘rubber rooms.’  These walls and floors of these rooms were actually rubberized so that the client would not harm him/her self by banging the head, for example. Sister had to be put in one of these rooms.  We were afraid of her, and, we always called her Sister _______.  Believe me!

With the advent of medications for some of these disorders, the rubber rooms have been done away with, I hope.

Archbishop Fernandez said, in an interview Monday, that the ” Pontiff’s strategy of silence regarding the allegations against him stems from his policy of not feeding people’s craving for attention. ”  Of course that makes sense if one is dealing with a person who is diagnosed as a megalomaniac by a certified Psychotherapist.

It doesn’t make sense if one is the Pontiff addressing the peoples of earth and revealing what he believes about one of his Bishops … but what he really doesn’t know.

What kind of reply would come from His Holiness if President Trump said that he was “a megalomaniac”  because he allowed his picture to be featured on the front cover of Time Magazine?

 

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THIS IS TRULY A HORROR STORY OF VATICAN AND OPUS DEI CRUCIFIXION OF A YOUNG SPANISH STUDENT AT GAZTELUETA SCHOOL IN SPAIN

ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP

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May Your Tribe Increase, Father Paul Kalchik

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Parishoners in Chicago Ill., had a flag burning even last week cutting and burning an LGBTQ flag that once hung in the sanctuary at the parish’s first Mass . The event was scheduled for Sept. 29, the Feast of St. Michael and the Archangels, but the Chicago archdiocese … heeding complaints by gay activists … called the pastor, Fr. Paul John Kalchik, and ordered him not to hold the event.  A handful of parishoners took things into their own hands and decided they would burn the flag themselves. The ‘banner’ which was hanging for Cardinal Joseph Bernardin and one of the founders of AGLO, cost $1,000 in a parish which was struggling to hit $4,000 a week.

Ah! At last!

The Rising of the Laity!!

Father Kalchik is a victim of homosexual rape and abuse.  Once at the age of 11 and again at age 19.  He has been pastor of Resurrection Parish for 11 years.  He issued a heartfelt plea to Pope Francis in an open letter calling for an end to clerical cover up.

His strongly worded articles and homilies calling for reform in the Church, in particular denouncing the honosexual predation of clerics, has drawn down the ire of Cardial Blaise Cupich and the Chicago archdiocese, who have threatened to remove his priestly faculties and derail his priestly career.

This parish obviously loves their pastor.  Here are the words of one parishoner:

The Burning of the Banner

“It is important to understand why the rainbow cross banner that hung in Resurrection Church when it was  formed in 1991 has been burned.  This was no regular rainbow flag, but a banner merging the Cross with the rainbow.  It was not an  innocent litttle flag. It was a signal that this parish would be the new “gay” parish, as Father Daniel Montalbano’s previous church, St. Sebastian, and home to gay Mass had been burned down.

Longtime parishoners and deacons have given accounts of the gay Masses that were held in the basement of the rectory and the wild all male parties in the parish house.  The real story of Father Montalbano’s death in 1997, at the age of only 50 is too sordid to be detailed on paper. In cleaning out the rectory, many things, including vestments that were used in the hidden Masses, were taken to Father Paul’s family farm and burned there.

Somehow, the rainbow banner was tucked away, but recently found.  It is visible in the pictures of the 1991 Mass with Cdl Bernardin and Fr. Montalbano.

Also shown is the parish’s first Easter Candle, which is curiously sporting a rainbow too.

It Sounds as though this parish has had enough!  Cardinal Blase Cupich has to go they say

Imagine!  Threatening to take away the priestly faculties of a priest like Father Paul, who was terrorized and abused himself by these monsters.

Yes, monsters !  See the story of Paul Shanley, Pervert Priest on this web site.

May God Help Us!!

 

Catholic Judge Defends Death Penalty Sentence

Cincinnati Ohio,  (CNA)  Sept. 7, 2018   Catholic Free Press

A Catholic judge in Ohio  who recently sentenced a man to death defended his decision on both legal and theological grounds.

Hamilton County Common Pleas  Judge Patrick Dinkelacker sent convicted serial killer Anthony Kirkland to death row August 28, agreeing with a jury’s recommendation of capital punishment.

Kirkland, 49, was convicted of killing three women and two teenage girls.

He had been serving a life sentence for two of the adult murders, while the death sentence was handed down for killing a 13 and 14 year old girl.

“As a person who morally believes in the sanctity of life, to judge another to determine if the imposition of the death  penalty is appropriateis not a duty I take lightly” Dinkelacker said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

He stressed the rule of law, saying with it, “those not able to protect themselves become prey for those like Kirkland.”

“I took an oath to follow the law and I will do that” the judge said, according to Fox19 Now.

“To do otherwise, is morally, legally, philosophically and theologically wrong.”

 

Mr. Kirkland killed five women.  Our leader in Rome would have him confined with other human beings, in a comfortable setting, with others who … without a doubt … would fear the man.  May your tribe increase Judge Dinkelacker!

We pray that Mr. Kirkland repents before his sentence is carried out.  We pray that a kindly priest will visit him.  Please Lord, let that happen …

Paul Shanley, Pervert Priest

This is not for the faint of heart.  It is a Reporters version of the Paul Shanley Trial.  Not all of it but enough to make you sick.  Don’t read it if you don’t want to know what they do to our children.  But then … maybe you should. Maybe we all should.  It should come out of the shadows.

Award winning Author of three books,  Theresa Marie Moreau flew to Boston from Los Angeles to cover the trial of Paul Shanley.  Her article on Shanley won Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 48th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards in June 2006.

The story, which certain people, especially some Bishops and Cardinals … even a Pope …    would like to gloss over … must be known for the horror of it.”

And this is the way it was:

“If you tell, no on will believe you” Father Paul Shanley whispers the warning as he kneels before his six year old parishoner.  The boy stands still.  He dares not move, as his pants are unzipped and pulled down around his ankles by the consecrateds hands of the 52 year old beloved priest.  The Reverend Father carresses, rubs, then grasps, in his not-so-holy fist, the boy’s body.

“This is how it’s supposed to be done,” Shanley says, then wraps his lips around the boys’ penis.  A faucet drips as the sick sweetness of urinal deodorant fills the ar in the bathroom hidd in the basement of St. Jean L’Evangeliste Church in Newton, Massachusetts  Shanley switches off the bathroom’s overhead bulb.

Darkness overcomes the light.

On the witness stand, remembering the assaults proves too much for the victim, now a 27 year old fireman  in Newton, his hometown.  The victim asked news organizations not to use his name, so I will call him Ron (not his real name).  This former military Policeman, with a hair-trigger temper who disdains authority, chokes on the sobs, buried inside more than 20 years before.  Over three days in January, for almost 14 hours in the Middlesex County Superior Court, Ron recounts with difficulty the rapes and molestation he suffered from 1983 to 1989, from the age of 6 to 12, at the blessed hands of Father Shanley.

Ron hides his hawk like eyes with the heels of his hands.  Furiously he whips his fingers across his eyes to wipe away the tears that flow down to his cheeks.

In the line of questioning Ron, Assistant District Attorney Lynn Rooney lays the groundwork for the Massachusetts Commonwealth’s case against Shanley.  He faces four charges:  two counts of rape of a minor under the age of 16 and two counts of indecent assault and battery of a minor under the age of 14.  Rooney already has a track record.

She is the same prosecutor who won the case against Father John Geoghan, convicted in January 2002 of indecent assault against a 10 year old boy after fondling him in a public swimming pool.

Rooney guides Ron -the sole remaining witness against Shanley – through the landmines that dot the years of abuse, a bathroom in an isolated corner of St. Jean’s basement, the pews, the confessional, the rectory.

The three others, also named in the indictment  have fallen, one by one, off the case.  Emotionally fragile as a result of the abuse they allegedly suffered under Shanley, they cannot face him

Ron again:

I used to go to confession, but I didn’t make any confessions.” Ron notes sarcastically, explaining that on the pretense of rehearsing him for his first confession, Shanley frequently removed the boy from Sunday School Confraternity of Christian Doctrine class.  Once in the reconciliation room, Ron would drop to his knees on the kneeler behind the large chair in which Shanley sat.  But the priest alsays insisted Ron sit in a small chair across from him, face to face.

“What would happen?”  Rooney questions.

“He started undressing me.” Ron says, describing how Shanley would then also undress himself and stand with him in front of an old fashioned flip style mirror positioned in the corner of the reconciliation room.”

“What did he do to you? the prosecutor pushes.

Ron breathes deeply, his face reddens.  With his hand across his face, his eyes hidden behind his fingers, he blurts:  “He used to stick his finger in me.”

“Where?” Rooney demands.  When Ron falters, she again asks, “Where?”

“My bum” he forces out

“How did it feel”  Rooney pushes.

Rons face grows even darker.  His breathing more labored

“It felt awful”  He sobs.

 

.This article can be read in its entirety on:

http://www.newoxfordreview.org/article.jsp?did=0505-moreau

It can be obtained for 48 hours for $1.95 to be read and printed out

 

download 2.jpgPaul Shanley was released in July 2017 after serving 12 years.  He moved into an apartment in Ware, MA at that time.

The Hunt For Vigano: Vatican Spies Are Tracking Whistleblower Cardinal

Photo: Quiet Francis      Story From:  Church Militant and Letters From Inside the Vatican by Dr. Robert Moynihan   see at: ChurchMilitant.com   Sept. 7, 2018

By Rev. Michael X.,  JCL

Vatican officials are on the hunt for Abp. Carlo Maria Vigano.

According to sources within the Vatican, the Secretariat of State of the Holy See – under the direction of Pietro Cardinal Parolin – has communicated an instruction to its internal and external security services to use its “intelligent resources” to locate the physical whereabouts of Abp. Vigano.

This request has been commnicated not only in order to prevent more unpredictable damage to the image of Pope Francis and the Holy See on the world stage, but also to “prerpare the terrain” for the former apostolic nuncio-turned-whistleblower to be prosecuted for alleged multiple crimes against Vatican and Church law.

The urgency with which the location of Apb. Vigano is being sought is all the more palpable since, according to canon 1507 of the Code of Canon Law and other procedural and penal norms of the Holy See and Vatican City State, Abp.  Vigano cannot be prosecuted or even punished unless he first be given the opportunity to be officially notified in writing of the specific canonical and Vatican crimes he is alleged to have committed and be given the opportunity to defend himself against them.

As first reported by the very well informed Baron Roberto de Mattei (Correspondenza Romana, September 5), criminal counts are said to be in the process of being researched for Vigano having allegedly committed perjury for his having breached pontifical and other forms of state secrecy in violation of, among other norms, the Instruction Secreta continere on the Pontifical Secret issued on February 4, 1974, by Jean Cardinal Villot, (list of Pecorelli) Secretary of State of the Vatican.

The specific Norms of Secreta being researched for applicability and evidence in support of potential prosecution include:

  1.  Art.1-4 for Abp. Vigano’s alleged divulgation of extrajudicial denunciations regarding Theodore Cardinal McCarrick and other clerics referenced by Vigano in his testimony and in the articles of journalists to whom the archbishop is alleged to have disseminated such classified information.
  2. 2.  Art. 1-7 for his alleged disseminationof Vatican secrets gained by reason of office pertaining to appointments of Bishops, specifically regarding the appointment of Cdl. Blase cupich as archbishop of Chicago, Illinois;
  3. 3. Art. 1-9 for his alleged divulgation of the electronically encrypted order transmitted by the Secretariat of State to Abp. Vigano regarding the appointment of Bp. Robert McElroy to the see of San Diego, California.
  4. Art. 1-10 for his breaching of “business or matters which are so grave in nature that they are placed under the Pontifical Secret by the Supreme Pontiff or a Cardinal of the relevant Dicastery.

News of the Vatican deploying its vast international resources to track down and prosecute Abp. Vigano are consistent with his assertions made (veteran Italian Catholic Vaticanist)  Aldo Maria Valli on their final encounter:  that ” Vigano had purchased a plane ticket” and that he was “traveling abroad”,  that he “could not tell (Valli) where”, that Valli should “not try to find him” – that his “old cellular number will no longer be functioning” and that they “saluted one another one last time.”

Vigano, in saying goodbye to Valli, appears to have known exactly what the worst elements of the Vatican and its agents are capable of

Le us hope he has taken every necessary precatution from falling into the hands of those who would wish him ill.

In other words, everything he said was true.  Let us all pray for his physical safety and his emotional well being.  We love you Cardinal Vigano!!   maryanne

 

Letter Confirms Vatican Officials knew of McCarrick Allegations in 2000

A letter dated Oct. 11, 2006 from Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, then substitute for the Vatican Secretary of State, to Father Boniface Ramsey had written to Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Vatican nuncio to the United States, warning about sexual abuse committed by Archbishop  Theodore  E. McCarrick.  The letter, scanned and released by Father Ramsey to Catholic News Service Sept. 7, contains past remarks by Father Ramsey and also contains elements of the Aug. 36 testimony by Archbishop Carlo Vigano, former nuncio to the the United States.  (CNS)  Photo:  courtesy of  Father Ramsey

VATICAN CITY (CNS)  A top official from the Vatican Secretary of State acknowledged allegations made by a New York priest in 2000 concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, according to a letter obtained by Catholic News Service.

Father Boniface Ramsey, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church Yorkville in New York City, told CNS Sept 7 that he received the letter dated October 11, 2006, from then Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, the former Vatican substitute for general affairs, asking for information regarding a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark who studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary and was being vetted for a post at a Vatican office.  He made the letter available to CNS.

Then Archbishop Sandri wrote to Father Ramsey:  “I ask with particular reference to the serious matters involving some of the students of the Immaculate Conception Seminary, which in November 2000 you were good enough to bring confidentially to the attention of the then  Apoostolic Nuncio of the United States, the late Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo”

Father Ramsey had been on the faculty of the seminary from 1986 to 1996 and had sent a letter in 2000 to Archbishop Montalvo informing him of complaints he heard from seminarians who were studying at the seminary, located in South Orange, N.J.

In the lettter, Father Ramsey told CNS ” I complained about McCarricks relationships with seminarians and the whole business with sleeping with  seminarians and all of that, the whole business that everyone knows about” Father Ramsey said.

Father Ramsey said he assumed the reason the letter from then Archbishop Sandri, who is now a Cardinal and prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, only mentioned “serious matters involving seminarians” and not Archbishops behaviour was because accusations against the former cardinal were “too sensitive”

My letter November 22, 2200, was about McCarrick and it wasn’t accusing seminarians of anything.  It was accusing McCarrick.

While Father Ramsey has  said he never received a formal response to the letter he sent in 2000, he told CNS he was certain the letter had been received because of the note he got from then-Archbishop Sandri in 2006 acknowledging the allegations he had raised in 2000.

The 2006 letter not only confirms remarks made by Father Ramsey, but also elements of a document written by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served as nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016.

In an 11 page statement published Aug. 16, Archbishop Vigano accused Church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of sexual abuse, as well as abuse of conscience and power by now Archbishop McCarrick.

Archbishop Vignano stated that the Vatican was informed as early as 2000 … when he was an official at the Secretary of State … of allegations that Archbishop McCarrick shared his bed with seminarians.  Archbishop Vigano said the Vatican heard the allegation from the U.S. nuncios at the Archbishop Montalvo, who served from 1998 to 20005 and Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who served from 2995-2011

In late June, then Cardinal McCarrick, the 88 year old retired archbishop of Washington said he would no long exercise any public ministry “in obedience to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago in the Archdiocese of New York was found credible.  The then Cardinal has said he is innocent

Since then, several former seminarians have claimed that the then cardinal would invite groups of then to a beach house and insist individual members of the groups share a bed with him.

The Boston Pilot                                                                                                                                       9/7/2018

 

Bishops Were Warned of Abusive Priests in Mid 1950’s

Father Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Servants of the Paracletes, an order established in 1947 to deal with problem priests, wrote regularly to Bishops in the United States and to Vatican officials, including the Pope, of his opinion that many sexual abusers in the priesthood should be laicized immediately.National Catholic Reporter 3/30/2009

Father Gerald, a dear friend of my husbands family, who lived on Broad Street in Weymouth, MA, was supported by my in laws in any way they could help, with joy in their hearts.  Many the dinner he was invited to and many the stories of the faith he told to the four boys.  How much more of a blessing could I have had than to marry one of these four boys, which I did.

Father Gerald, after his seminary days at St. Johns Seminary and then ordination and working as a parish priest, one evening as he sat in the rectory kitchen heard a knock on the door.  He opened it to see a thin scraggly man, hat in hand, who asked for something to eat.  As the hungry man talked with Father after they both at supper, Father learned that the man was a priest.  It struck him and stayed with him.

It was still a song in his heart when he returned from his time as Chaplain.download 5.jpg

He founded an order,  The Servants of the Paracletes, to help priests with problems.  He still had the beggar priest in his song of life when he spoke:

“Is there any beggar in the world so pitifully poor as the priest of God who dies not appreciating his priesthood?  Dear God!  The man who receives the priesthood has received the greatest gift that God can give to an individual man:  His Priesthood.  He is Himself  in the priesthood.  When He gives Himself to us in Holy Communion, He does indeed give Himself, but when He gives Himself  in the priesthood He gives Himself in such a way that the priest can give Him to others … to His Father and to his people”

There is no one in the world so poor who dies, not understanding how rich he is”  (To the Handmaids of the Precious Blood”  …   This is an order of nuns which he founded.

Father Fitzgerald’s convictions appear to significantly contradict the claims of contemporary Bishops (and Cardinals) that the hierarchy was unaware until recent years of the danger in shuffling priests from one parish to another and in concealing the priests’ problems from those they served.  His correspondence about matters had been court sealed .  He was a prolific correspondent who wrote regularly of his frustration with and disdain for priests “who have seduced or attempted to seduce little boys or girls” His views are contained in letters and other correspondence that have been made available to National Catholic Reporter by a California law firm in February.

BishopsAccountability.org   Eberling    https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/bishops-were-warned-abusive-priests

Not only did the church know there were pedophiles among the priests, but the Catholic Church hierarchy had been well educated in pedophilia by Father Gerald Fitzgerald.  Documents are available which show that bishops were touring ‘Via Coeli’ , (the name given to his “little monastery” treatment center in Northern New Mexico, and sending pedophile priests there, beginning in the 1950’s.  Pictures and Records are available:

https://www.andersonadvocates.com/files/245/servants-of-the-paracletes—Tom-Doyle

A “follow-up” letter from Pope Paul VI Vatican acknowledged a meeting with Father Gerald (see featured picture of the meeting) with the Vatican reply in part:  “… but we must also consider the needs of the church …”   re: the discussion about laicizing.  Documents “here (BishopAccountability.org) show that Via Coeli and its work with problem priests was kept secret from the parishes.”  Many priests were went to Seton Institute in Baltimore, Md.  I know that because I was an 18 year old Student Nurse there, though we weren’t told why some of them were there.  It was there also, before my time, that A.W. Richard Sipe of Boston fame, studied psychotherapy.   The ’12 step program’ and talk therapy treatment concepts defeated Father Fitzgerald’s spiritual “supernaturalizing” approach with priests.  but isn’t our Catholic religion the most supernatural power on this earth?

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Via Caeli, Jamez Springs, New Mexico closed in mid to late 1980’s.  Father Gerald Fitzgerald died on June 28, 1969, while giving a retreat in Marlboro, MA

 

“You make a mockery of the Cross, dear Fathers, you make a mockery of our religion, you make a mockery of the daily Mass as if there is not such a thing as sin and hell.  The life of our Lord becomes – as it is in reality … not becomes, … a road block cast up by Divine mercy to try to stop millions from casting themselves into hell.  God was not bluffing when He permitted His Divine Son to be nailed to a cross.”  Father Gerald Fitzgerald                         A Prophet For The Priesthood                                                                                                                Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

 

 

Father Gerald Fitzgerald: A Prophet For The Priesthood

Excerpts From the Biography of Father Gerald by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

INTRODUCTION: Father Gerald was a topic of conversation with myself and my husband on many occasions.  I learned so much about this Priest.  He used to visit my husbands family in Weymouth on Broad St. He would talk to the four boys and he came to dinner often.  I am blessed to have married into a family who was so close to this priest.

Aunt Marian and Uncle Ed lived next door and they had five children.  Father Gerald would go see them too.  One of their boys, young Ed, was in the Navy.  One day when Father Gerald was visiting them he said to Aunt Marian:  “Marian, you had better pray a lot for Ed today” and she said that Father had a distant look in his eyes.  She did pray.

Later, when Ed came home safely, he told of a scary occasion.  A torpedo went by the side of their ship.  They could see it.  It rocked the ship tremendously, and, kept going.  It was the same day that Father Gerald had told Marian to pray extra hard.

My husband loved Father Gerald.

ON TO THE WORDS OF FATHER GERALD

In these hard time for priests, which was predicted by Father Gerald, I chose only a few  paragraphs of encouragement with the words of this priest spoken some sixty years ago to warn that the priesthood was in danger.

“Faith tells the priest that in the Blessed Sacrament is really, truly and substantially present the living Son of God in human form.  As a matter of fact, here is heaven, a veiled heaven.  Here is the actuality of a Divine Lover. Our hearts are built to love and one of the fruitful causes of defection in the priesthood, is the failure to fill up the vacuum that is created by the vow of chastity with another love.

A man is bound to love something.  He may deny it, but ordinarily that type of man who denies the necessity of love in his life, will seek the most terrible and ugly of all loves which is the love of his own ego, the love of self.

Where we have pledged ourselves not to give our hearts to creatures, at least in that most intimate and strong love that the chords of Adam draws one towards … the marriage union … we must sublimate our hearts into a love and a love that is offered us, a legitimate love for the priest’s heart is the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lord.

It is impossible to exaggrate the importance of elevating one’s affections above earthly desires and center them on Christ, present in the Eucharist, as a condition for celibate fidelity.

If a priest loves the Blessed Sacrament enough, he will sacrifice … besides other virtues … the attractiveness of human love.

When I was a young priest, I made it a practice in parish life, whenever I married a couple – I married many attractive young couples – I always would slip around afterwards to the back of the tabernacle and kiss it thanking God that He had not given my heart to a creature, but to Himself.

Implicit in this insistence on cultivating a deep personal love for Christ is a deep-seated tendency in human nature that needs to be supernaturalized.”

 

The book has many good thoughts for a priest, I would think.  The copy I got from Amazon has underlining and writing … which I’m guessing a priest did.  I love to get a copy like that.

A Prophet For The Priesthood                                                                                                              Father John A. Hardon, S.J.