Today I saw a video posted by Church Militant of a panel discussion with 9 priests who have been “cancelled”. Some of it was pretty rough… at least for me to watch.
One of the things that I heard is the claim that there are “hundreds” of priests who have been sidelined, cancelled.
I believe it. I know quite a few as it is and I am sure that’s a drop in the bucket.
One of the things that popped into my head as I listened, would be to post – on this blog – a comment or letter from cancelled priests, completely anonymized. They could send, for example, a note of 400 words.
A CANCELLED PRIEST SPEAKS: #01
Something like that, A kind of Catholic priestly samizdat.
Just thinking aloud. It could give a cancelled priest a chance to be heard on something, for example, what he would have preached on Sunday had his bishop allowed, or something about his situation or the state of the Church, etc. Without giving himself up, that is.
Friends, this is a problem. It is a symptom of something systemic.