Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A word of wisdom from St. John Eudes

"The most evident mark of God's anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clergy who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds. Instead of nourishing those committed to their care, they rend and devour them brutally. Instead of leading their people to God, they drag Christian souls into hell in their train. Instead of being the salt of the earth and the light of the world, they are its innocuous poison and its murky darkness...."

4 comments:

Terry Nelson said...

Wonderful quote.

Sanctus Belle said...

Yes, I've heard Fr Corapi say something to the effect that our current crisis of leadership in the Church is a form of chastisement for our sins. I had never looked at it that way before.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

YIKES!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clergy who are priests more in name than in deed"

Like that anti-fundie who denounced Scott Hahn a few posts ago, in comment section?