Stupid angry lib (I know, tautology) at The Atlantic against priesthood | Fr. Z’s Blog

At that bastion of liberalism The Atlantic is a piece by the angry Irish ex-priest son of a Irish Catholic mother immigrant.  The writes is James Carroll, author of such books as Constantine’s Sword, every word of which is a lie, including “and” and “the”, as the saying goes.Understandably, the disillusionment could drive one to anger, and even rage.  It could compel one to avoid going to church for a while, depending on the parish situation.    However, anger can also make you stupid.  There is righteous anger, which looks especially to that which is owed to God, and rightly to man, and there is misplaced anger, which does not concern the good of God and man, but usually only one’s own self in a closed-circle manner of speaking.The Irish ex-priest writer, mentioned above, was so angry about The Present Crisis, especially in the clerical abuse dimension, that he wrote…

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