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Universal call to holiness ≠ ministry

Pope Francis and the Reform of the Laity |

"We priests tend to clericalize the laity. We do not realize it, but it is as if we infect them with our own disease. And the laity — not all, but many — ask us on their knees to clericalize them, because it is more comfortable to be an altar server than the protagonist of a lay path. We cannot fall into that trap — it is a sinful complicity."

Follow the link; it’s worth reading as an example of what PF means when he talks about the necessity of going out and the downside of a “self-referential church.”

"There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things."
- Fluellen, Henry V, 5.1