As in previous posts, I'd like to direct your attention to the thoughts of Fr. Bob Barron of the Archdiocese of Chicago who most recently wrote an article for CNN on priestly celibacy, coming after the news surrounding Fr. Alberto Cutie of Miami. This article was set side-by-side with an article by Fr. Donald Cozzens. Barron writes, as always, intelligently and tries to get the reader to look beyond celibacy to what it points to - a greater reality.
On a related note, in this fast-paced and ever-changing technological world, I've debated about whether I should even take the time to read the "comments" section on blogs and news sites. They are practically anonymous and have no accountability. Meaning, any claim can be made and any refutation is quickly lost in a sea of comments, links, etc. But despite those practical problems, I find the comments section to be frustrating and this even-keeled person finds himself upset quite easily - mostly due to the ignorance which lies behind many of the comments anonymously posted and the harm they do to the truth of the Gospel.
This is an issue about modern discourse, it's an issue about the internet as an instrument of either good or evil, it's an issue about modern evangelization. And the problem is not going to go away. From today's Gospel:
Jesus said to his disciples: "If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, 'No slave is greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.