Oct 3, 2005

Bishop 'Trautperson' on the synod

“For the synod fathers not to discuss in a significant way the critical shortage of celebrants for Eucharist would be a disservice to God’s people,” he wrote in this week’s edition of the Jesuit weekly America.



Anonymous Sock said...

...celebrants for Eucharist (sic)

This is one of the burning issues facing the Catholic Church today?

With such vision and intellect, I’m surprised Bishop Trautperson wasn’t invited to the synod.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How old is this bishop? I know he is not old enough to retire but I wonder how many more years he must be endured?

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Sock said...

The Bishop wrote:

“This does not necessarily entail a discussion of optional celibacy, but it does invite a broad conversation on why young men are not answering Christ’s call, why many are not coming to Eucharist, and what the church can do now to minister more effectively to youth,” he wrote.

Bishop, read this book.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Sock said...

Bishop Donald Trautman

9:23 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

The whole quote in context isn't that bad--at least he recognizes that men ain't showing up.

Would that he would see that the reforms he touts (e.g., even more lay participation and feminist (a/k/a "inclusive") language in the liturgy) are part of the problem. Why commit to such a life if his very masculinity is regarded as offensive and his role in the source and summit of Christian life is increasingly marginized?

10:00 AM  

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