Friday, May 19, 2006

Should Pastors be Frequently Moved?

As a good spin-off to the post below, is this piece from the April 2006 issue of Homiletic and Pastoral Review (HPR)entitled, "Pastors and Stability of Office" by Mark Pilon. It examines the practice of moving pastors every "x" number of years and discusses related subjects, such as "careerism" in the priesthood.

Not all things written in the printed form are available online, but they do supply some very good sample articles, in full. I recommend bookmarking the site and spending some time reading what they have. If you can afford it, subscribe to this monthly. It is a dignified periodical which has been around a very long time - and, it is very solid! It is now published by Ignatius Press.

Another interesting article, which is available in the May 2006 issue (pictured at left as a link to the homepage), is The Meaning of Dogma by Fr. James V. Schall.

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