From a reader in the Diocese of Charlotte, in North Carolina.
On Respect Life Sunday, our newly instituted minor seminary[!] in the Charlotte Diocese (St. Joseph) [NC] took their 8 seminarians and recited a rosary in front of the local abortion clinic on Latrobe Ave.
Chaos ensued thereafter by the abortion advocates (mocking their clothing and rituals), and now they are trolling the Facebook page with negative reviews.
I know it seems trivial, but the more support and prayers these young men have, the strong priests they will become (should it be God’s will).
There is much to be thankful for in this new institution. Their rector is Fr. Kauth, the same man who was crucified by angry families at Charlotte Catholic a few years back. He’s a good and holy priest and much fruit will come from his endeavor with these young men.
For your perusal. If you can, share. If not, just pray. Thank you!
We don’t need delicate little flowers and tender snowflakes in our seminaries or rectories or chanceries.
Seminarians and young priests had better toughen up, network and get ready for the storm. A previous rant, HERE. I am now getting more notes from seminarians who are being attacked in seminary for being too traditional. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Note that the minor seminarians have a distinctive cassock as the Pontifical Colleges did of old, with identifying cuts and colors.