Hi, all, and thanks for the encouragement! ” title=”Smile” />
When I was a kid, my family had tons of clergy as friends. It was no big deal. But now I’m told that the only people that newly minted (diocesan, at least) priests are really ALLOWED to befriend are [i:npcala24]other priests[/i:npcala24]!
Oh, yeah…and I talked to a priest last week about the whole situation with my ex-pastor. He said, “Young lady, do you realize how DANGEROUS women are to a single, celibate man?” Again, I felt like I was blamed by the Church for my ex-pastor’s issues.
Maybe I’d feel better letting the whole issue go, but I’m afraid to even [i:npcala24]trust[/i:npcala24] another priest again. That’s part of the reason why I haven’t been able to pray, or to set foot in a church since all this happened.