This is an absolute must-read article that goes some way, actually a long way, to explaining why we find our beloved Faith in the mess that it has become.
Do you remember Fr Dan Fitzpatrick? You know – the priest who 6 months ago publicly threatened to sue me when I pulled him up on calling the Holy Spirit “she”?
A few day ago I learned that he had quit the priesthood. It must have been a very difficult decision and I wish him all the best for the future.
I have to admit I am slightly relieved that a young priest who could be so wrong on church teaching has decided that the priesthood is not for him. The better outcome of course would have been that he would have embraced the true teachings of the Catholic faith and found the strength to continue in his vocation. But from what I understand regarding Fr Dan’s formation, that was never going to happen.
Fr Dan attended Ushaw seminary. But did not complete his formation years due to the colleges closure…
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