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PRESUMED GUILTY: Open Season on Catholic Priests

What's going to happen to the Catholic priesthood? Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the visible Church? With the largest fraternity of traditional Catholic priests in the world recently …More
What's going to happen to the Catholic priesthood? Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the visible Church? With the largest fraternity of traditional Catholic priests in the world recently accused of harboring predators and becoming a safe haven for abusive priests, Michael J. Matt considers the ramifications of weaponizing the clerical abuse crisis. Should we operate under the presumption of guilt, or do we stand in defense of the right of every priest in the world -- Novus, Sede, Trad and Neo-Cath -- to have benefit of due process and the rule of law? Have we learned anything from the case of Cardinal Pell? Is an accusation the same as a conviction if we happen not to like a particular priest, bishop or society? What happens when all the priests disappear? No Confession, no First Communion, no Last Rites. Plus, why are there no priests left in the Protestant sects? Michael Matt argues it's because the purpose of the priesthood -- the Sacrifice of the Mass -- was removed. …More
Thank you Michael Matt
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