Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The *Other* Vocations Shortage

The Church is now rediscovering her need to be more particular about whom she calls to Holy Orders. She was once upon a time mighty careful about whom she called even to baptism – no one got it just for the asking. Similarly, no one has an unconditional right to Holy Communion or to absolution. Since when is anyone and everyone deemed fit to image the mysterious mutual self-gift of Christ and the Church? When the Church reconsiders her role as marital vending machine, and starts denying the sacrament to those not properly disposed to receive it, annulments will no longer be a problem.



Amy Welborn on invalid marriages

Two separate Engaged Encounter horror stories from Old Oligarch and Marriage as a Vocation

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