Had I not seen with my own eyes, I would not have believed it. I was sure that you, dear readers, would not believe it either, so I took a screen shot. Our own beloved Father John Zuhlsdorf has inspired a young sixteen year old teen to consider the priesthood.
How has he done this, you must be asking yourself.
Was it his faithful adherence to the orthodox magisterium?
Was it his attentiveness to liturgical conformity? (Say the black, do the red; never slack until you're dead.)
Was it his almost obsessive compulsion with confession and penance?
None of that. Let's see what impression the pistol packin padre has most impressed upon the young gent.
Indeed! It was his priestly work! His shining example of an apostolate!
How is it this young man easily pegs Zed, yet those supposedly older and wiser, like his own mum, for example, remain in the dark, oblivious to the wool firmly secured over their eyes?
Speaking of guns and ammo funds, Phyllis Zagano Ph.D. has published an article titled Priests And Guns. No doubt, this is aimed at Zuhlsdorf. No matter what you think of Doctor Zagano's ecclesiology (considerably left of my own) she has completed her doctorate ( in less than 10 years I imagine) and is a decorated retired Commander in the U.S. Navy. (I wonder if she has one of those fancy bug out backpacks with her last name prominently on the outside?)
The discussion over at NCR is centering around the fact that the 1983 Code of Canon Law does not forbid priests from owning guns. The previous Code from 1917, however, did forbid it.
It is rather interesting how many Catholic traditionalists often tout the "old ways" of doing things, yet if their wishes were granted, many of their own actions would condemned.
Note: The previous picture at the top of this post was removed due to a claimed copyright infringement.