We kick ourselves – after – for not having done anything when – before – we saw signs that something was wrong. No?
Priests can tend to be “alpha wolves”. They can be pretty hard to read.
From a priest friend, Fr. Byers:
Hope all is going well with you.
A close priest friend just committed suicide. A prayer for the repose of his soul, please.
We are all so terribly, terribly fragile. We have no idea.
A note about him on my blog. A good soul.
Prayers and blessings. Always in solidarity.
Dear readers, whether you like this blog or hate this blog, please pray for the soul of that poor priest. Perhaps, in your goodness, you could pray for him everyday for an octave of days, begging God’s mercy, and praying also for priests in distress. Priestly life can seem overwhelming and – never forget – the Enemy of the Soul hates priests will relentless demonic malice.