martedì 16 novembre 2021

Stati Uniti
Dear Bishops: We need to talk about the crisis of despair in Catholic priests

(Jim McDermott - America) 
The U.S. bishops are meeting this week in Washington. And amid all the stories about a document on the Eucharist and other matters that they will discuss, you would be forgiven if you didn’t catch word of the results of a survey of clergy released Nov. 2; it found that over half of U.S. priests are pessimistic about the state of the church. Fifty-one percent indicated the church is in “not so good” shape, and another 13 percent described it as “poor.” While the study also revealed a deepening rift between younger priests, who are more politically conservative and less supportive of Pope Francis, and their older counterparts, the two groups share a similar degree of pessimism. (...)