Monday, September 9, 2013

Priestly Prudence

Dymphna asks the question Should priests blog?, and then she answers it.

Nope. Not unless the blog doesn't allow comments and is strictly homilies, apologetics, or a collection of the priest's writings like this or this.

I've seen priest blogs that were too worldly, waspish to anyone who didn't slobber over them like a big happy dog, and well.... dangerous because they showed bad judgement, and did not show the priesthood in a respectable light. A priest blog should not be like a pop star writing to his fans.

This is a succinct but strong argument against priests having chatty, kitchen sink blogs, and the sites she links to are excellent. As St. Josemaria Escriva put it, "[H]ow do I serve our Lord? By talking to souls about God and only about God."


  1. Then again, they shouldn't have chatty, kitchen sink masses either...

  2. I enjoy the blog that the parochial vicar* at our** parish publishes. As with anything, it all comes down to quality.

    *and the priest who celebrated our daughter's wedding

    **not the parish where we are registered, but the parish where we regularly attend mass -- we've got to fix that some day. . . .