The Dec. 26, 2017 edition of US Catholic magazine posted an essay by Father Donald Cozzens titled “Don’t put priests on a pedestal.” In the article he contends that clericalism is a “cancer crippling the Catholic world—from local communities to Vatican offices—is so deeply embedded in our past and present church fabric that we need a careful presurgery examination. So pull on your surgical gloves and join me in the pre-op room.”
In 2004 Fr. Cozzens wrote A Faith that Dares to Speak, (Liturgical Press) in which he delves into the clerical culture.
Fr. Cozzens received NFPC’s Touchstone Award earlier this year.
For the entire US Catholic essay, click here.