Thoughts on thoughts on Discipline
- NICE PUTTING THEM TOGETHER :
Fr. John R. Shaw dixit :
> Having said all this, let me add that Fr. Pablo,Xristofor dixit :
> as it now comes out, is to be transferred to California,
> whence he came, but not to the same parish.
> I feel an indescribable loss at the lack of discipline,[square brackets added]
> obedience, punishment and ultimately, Fear of God
> in our Church ... it seems that very rarely is any punishment,
> penance or discipline meted out in the Church.
> Usually "events" are minimized and in the rare cases when
> something is done, the penance never ends up being fulfilled.
> I know of a case where there was a personality conflict between
> priest and parish (not the most serious of offenses..) and
> although a Vladyka disciplined the priest, he immediately asked
> another bishop to accept him ... into his diocese ...
> What has happened to patience and accepting one's Cross?
> (And how heavy was the Cross of having Vl. A[lypy] as bishop?)