May 30, 2005

One for San Berdardino

Bishop Barnes ordained just one new priest for his sprawling diocese this year. This is the bishop who has pioneered priestless parishes, assigning religious women or lay people to become, in effect, "pastors" of a growing number of San Bernardino parishes. This is a sure way to kill future vocations.

It is, in fact, Bishop Barnes' parish life directors model which Los Angeles Archbishop Cardinal Mahony has adopted for his territory.

Why argue with success? If you want to kill vocations, this is the way to do it.


Blogger Daniel Muller said...

The Most Rev. Gerald Barnes was previously rector of an archdiocesan seminary. Therefore, ...

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