To all forum members: Criticism of priests
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LaRoza Wrote:
Heinrich Wrote:OK, so what if a priest is negligent in his duties? For example, he takes an inordinate amount of personal time to dedicate to his hobby, fails to administer to the needs of his community time and time and time again, breaks the seal of confession, turns away people who are pursuing the Faith(tells them to go to another parish), etc., etc., etc. ? Seriously. Should one just say, "Oh, you know how Fr. So and So is. Whaddya gonna do?"

'Tis a silly question, as that is precisely answered in the first post.

Pray to God for the priest.

That's great.  But also cf. Canon 212 especially section 2:

<B>§2.</B> The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires

If he's not being a good pastor, he should be told, and if he continues, the bishop should be told, then Rome, etc.

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