The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Sunday, August 04, 2002
Like a Civil right?

Lane Core from the Blog from the Core disputes my contention that no one has a right to be a priest.

He balances that with:

Of course, a right may be forfeited: but saying that is not nearly the same as saying the right doesn't exist.

On this Feast of St. John Vianney, all I can say is that I treasure who and what I am and what God has made me. This priesthood is a tremendous gift and mystery. If I held on to this like it was my own, that this is my priesthood, this is my mass, then that could possibly give rise to any number of abuses.

It is my growing opinion that priests who willy nilly make all sorts of changes in the Mass on their own authority are showing the church the next level of abuse. I have not attended Mass once in the Chicago Archdiocese without a priest making changes in the text of the Eucharistic prayer.

I respectfully disagree with Mr. Core, and think we should spend more time reflecting on and celebrating what God has given, what God has done for us, then trying to take sole ownership of it.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:11 AM link
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