Well, I’m going to see the priest that subs for my former pastor on Tuesday. Sweet, older Jesuit guy. I told him that my need for counseling could take a while. I asked him how long he had…he said, “As long as it takes”, God love him.
I tried to call a guy I knew in college who had become a priest, but he never returned my call OR email.
My new spiritual director (the coolest nun in the universe) just says for me to sit and “be” for 20 minutes a day. I can’t even do that. I [i:96va3kr3]am [/i:96va3kr3]reading a GREAT book, called “Father Joe”, about the friendship between a monk and a man that started when the man was a teenager.
It just seems like the more people I talk to, the more I hear that the Church is going backwards in terms of its approach to women, and also seems to be returning an aloof, autocratic approach to the faithful by the hierarchy. I have found this more in diocesan priests than in priests that belong to orders, but it’s still depressing.
I just don’t know who or what to believe anymore.