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[quote:1y76umjb]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.[/quote:1y76umjb]

I’ll agree with you on that one. It seems the diocesan priests (in my area anyway) are becoming more and more conservative. The parish that I currently attend (but will only be doing so for another month because I will be moving and is the one I went to in college) is run by the Paulists and they are not conservative. They are more middle-left. I definitely see differences between them and many of the diocesan priests.

[quote:1y76umjb]If this priest had “inappropriate feelings” for me, why couldn’t he just have TALKED to me about it? I mean, I think it’s just so juvenile to NOT try to work things out with someone about whom you care that much!
But noooo…I’m told that he was given the advice to dump on me and run by his spiritual advisor! [/quote:1y76umjb]

You are right. Apparently he wasn’t mature enough to handle it. <img decoding=” title=”Sad” />

It’s great to see you are forging other relationships and trying to talk with people for support. <img decoding=” title=”Smile” />

Personal question: since you went to Marquette are you from the Milwaukee area?