The future should be quite interesting as the Catholic church wrestles with its relevancy in the lives of its American dalliers. AB Joseph Kurtz is a childhood neighbor of a very good friend of mine, and by all accounts, a stand-up guy; not that character or lineage has much to do with his ability to stop the hemorrhage of Catholics through the doors of the church.
Thoughts of an exodus permeate everyone’s mind at one time or another.
The ensuing connection, taut as it may be, holds or it does not.
Certainly, everything I know about life and love… and disregard and fear, I acquired from the “vocations.” Vocations means priests, nuns, etc. The first mandate is that they have their own language.