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To: siunevada

"It's not like most parishes are overflowing with priests twidddling their thumbs looking for something productive to do. They really are pretty busy."

In Tokyo at Sophia University they have confession for two hours every day of the year.

Since returning to the states and arriving in Boise, I've been wondering just what it is that the priests do that keeps them so busy here.


22 posted on 01/14/2007 12:35:36 PM PST by dsc
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To: dsc
Since returning to the states and arriving in Boise, I've been wondering just what it is that the priests do that keeps them so busy here.

Maybe they should do a 'ride along' like the cops so people have an idea what an average day looks like.

23 posted on 01/14/2007 6:16:39 PM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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You wrote: "Since returning to the states and arriving in Boise, I've been wondering just what it is that the priests do that keeps them so busy here."

I have wondered the same thing about some priests.

Other priests work themselves to death. My former pastor was put into the hospital last year for exhaustion. He was literally working himself to death. His superiors told him to slow down and do a little less. His parishioners now try to watch out for him. None of that has really slowed him down much. Reminds me of St. John Neumann.

I know of a priest who, while his immediate superior seemed to be doing little, was saying Mass four times a day -- on weekdays!!!
26 posted on 01/15/2007 5:36:52 AM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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