Lobbing the grenade
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I just posted a similar response in a thread, but I feel like this needs to be said and heard.

Lately especially, there have been exponentially more questions directed to posters here that should have been directed to people’s priests or spiritual directors.  Everyone here wants to help, but we are not experts and our person opinions and personal understandings are just that.  We additionally do not know the particulars of people’s life or situation.  Circumstances that responding posters, in all charity, might see as very evil or scandalous might have extenuating details that are better discussed with a priest who will use his prudence.

Don’t be afraid to speak with your priest.  If you don’t “get along” with him and feel like you’re not getting adequate spiritual direction, talk to another priest.  If you regularly find it difficult or inconvenient to schedule time to speak with him, talk to another priest.  You can even talk to *gasp* a NO priest.

Go to confession.  If you don’t feel you’re getting anything out of it, still go.  If you don’t like what the priest tells you, still listen.  If you can’t see yourself reforming and doing what priest says, still be obedient and try.


My intent is not to turn this into a “some priests are bad confessors and directors, so we shouldn’t do what they say for reason x.”  This should be a something all of us can and should get behind and fully support.



Again, a question about “is wearing a pink camo mantilla tacky?” is something we’re equipped to answer. (And yes, it definitely is.)

Specific questions like “do I suffer from scrupulosity?” or “is my mentally ill cousin who beat the family dog morally culpable?” are things about which we can at best offer our personal thoughts and possibly pass along texts to read.
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Messages In This Thread
Lobbing the grenade - by Pandora - 04-16-2021, 11:43 AM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by J Michael - 04-16-2021, 11:47 AM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Ioannes_L - 04-16-2021, 12:11 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Ardent Fire - 04-16-2021, 01:00 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by AlanK82 - 04-16-2021, 01:01 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by J Michael - 04-16-2021, 01:07 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by AlanK82 - 04-16-2021, 01:12 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by J Michael - 04-16-2021, 01:14 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by AlanK82 - 04-16-2021, 01:26 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by J Michael - 04-16-2021, 01:30 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Evangelium - 04-16-2021, 01:25 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by SacraCor714 - 04-16-2021, 01:42 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-16-2021, 02:20 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Pandora - 04-16-2021, 03:00 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by J Michael - 04-16-2021, 03:07 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Marmot - 04-16-2021, 03:49 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by jovan66102 - 04-16-2021, 04:02 PM
RE: Lobbing the grenade - by Anon777 - 04-16-2021, 03:55 PM



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