Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Priest and His People

Very perceptive.

In his masterpiece “The Soul of the Apostolate”, Dom Jean-Baptiste Chautard (1858-1935), Trappist Abbot of Sept-Fons, expressed this maxim: “A holy priest coincides with a fervent populace; a fervent priest - a pious populace; a pious priest - an honest populace; an honest priest - an impious populace” (Italian version, Rome 1967, p. 64).

So does an impious priest coincide with fervently impious people?

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