The then-bishop transferred the priest to another parish where the same scenario occurred. Then he was sent out of state to become principal of a Catholic high school!
Today, we have an acute shortage of priests, so what is the solution? As a lifelong practicing Catholic, I ponder optional celibacy, second career options, the expanded role of women and deacons and a less restrictive environment in seminary life as possible solutions.
Are the bishops and seminary clergy unable to see the forest because the trees are in the way?